Source: National Swimming Pool Foundation Classes will educate health officials about how to meet and inspect for compliance with the federal P&SS Act's requirements. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) is hosting 19 free National Pool and Spa Training Sessions, one longer Safety Event (also free), plus periodic webinars in 2011 to educate health officials about the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act). Training will be held in locations throughout the United States. A schedule of locations, dates, and times can be found at http://www.NSPF.org/Resources/spa_safety/Training.aspx. Contact Amanda Rogers to sign up at Amanda.Rogers@nspf.org, or call 719-540-9119. Public health inspectors, aquatics managers, state and local health officials and regulators are encouraged to attend and participate in this critical learning opportunity. In September 2010, the NSPF® was awarded a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) contract, through Erica Lane Enterprises, to help bring all public pools and spas into compliance with the P&SS Act. The NSPF-hosted National P&SS Act Training Sessions and Safety Event will include educational materials and demonstrations, methods of compliance, background on the federal law, the types and causes of entrapment, how to effectively conduct compliance inspections and how to educate facilities managers about compliance with the Act. In the coming months, NSPF will coordinate P&SS Act Training Sessions in conjunction with various state associations, including the National Environmental Health Association's (NEHA) Annual Educational Conference in Columbus, Ohio. The second National P&SS Act Safety Event (a 5-hour course) was held in concert with the Orlando Pool & Spa Show in Florida, on Feb. 10. A CPSC representative will be present to answer questions, and the event will be videotaped and subsequently posted on the web as a free resource for those who could not attend at http://www.nspf.org/Resources/spa_safety/Training.aspx. The National P&SS Act Training Sessions and Safety Events provide the useful technical information essential to meeting the CPSC's goal to educate state and local health officials on compliance procedures as outlined by guidance documents provided by the CPSC. The P&SS Act required all public pools and spas to come into compliance by December 19, 2008, and it is believed that many have not yet made the necessary changes. About NSPF The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) is a non-profit organization founded in 1965, giving back over $3.7 million in the past seven years to fund grants to prevent illness, injury, and drowning, and to demonstrate the benefits of aquatic activity. NSPF® is the leading educator for professionals who service and operate public and private pools and spas and for public health officials who are responsible for pool safety. NSPF has a long history of working with environmental health officials and health departments. NSPF® has given over 1.1 million dollars in grants since 2003 to help prevent recreational water illness, drowning, injuries and chemical exposure. To learn more visit www.nspf.org.
Source: SwimEx, Inc.
Fall River, MA – SwimEx, Inc., an international leader in the manufacturing of therapy and fitness pools, is pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne Pearson Vaughan as President.read more
Souce: Sports & Fitness Industry Association
SILVER SPRING, MD – September 10, 2014 – New York City and Chicago (host city of SFIA’s 2014 Industry Leaders Summit) were the only U.S. cities ranked in the top ten in each of the four fitness categories tracked according to the 2014 Tracking the Fitness Movement Report published by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA). The four fitness categories were Group Based Fitness, Weights and Resistance, Cardio Machines, and Soft Exercise. Soft Exercise is defined as Pilates, Stretching, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Barre.read more
Los Angeles, Calif. – (September 8, 2014) – Beachbody, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based developers of popular fitness brands INSANITY® and P90X®, announced today the hiring of Sue Collyns as Chief Financial Officer. Collyns will play a critical role in the strategic and financial management of Beachbody as it builds upon its success and works to expand its business globally. Collyns will report directly to Beachbody CEO, Carl Daikeler.read more
Source: Spectrum Aquatics
MISSOULA, MT, September 8, 2014 – Spectrum Aquatics, a leading manufacturer of commercial pool equipment, has recently developed a retractable, anti-slip backstroke start “wedge” (patent pending) designed to improve start times and reduce the possibility of slip starts for competitive backstroke swimmers. Spectrum’s innovative backstroke wedge is currently available for order and will be on display at this year’s 2014 ASCA World Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.read more
Source: ASTM International
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., September 5, 2014—ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces and Facilities will hold a Mock Trial Workshop on Nov. 11, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. This unique program will be held in conjunction with the committee’s standards development meetings.
The purpose of this exercise will be to demonstrate how the absence of consensus standards combined with a complex and contradictory regulatory framework can result in serious legal difficulties for sporting goods manufacturers. Real facts and actual cases will be used to demonstrate this. The names have been changed to protect the guilty.
The program will feature a trial of a case presented by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association's Legal Task Force. This group of very experienced trial counsel regularly represents sporting goods manufacturers in product liability litigation. The program will be both informative and entertaining. It will be the least expensive trial experience you will ever have!
Online registration is now open and closes Nov. 5. For registration and additional information, visit www.astm.org/F08MockTrial2014.
Additional technical information is available from workshop chairman Mark S. Granger, Granger Legal Consulting, Schroon Lake, N.Y. (phone: 518-532-7459; firstname.lastname@example.org).
ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 4, 2014) – The American Council on Exercise (ACE) issued the following statement in response to the report State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America (formerly called F as in Fat) released today by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report is considered to be among the most important documents on the current state of the U.S. obesity epidemic.read more
Source: The Athletic Edge
Eugene, OR, September 5, 2014 — When the Oregon Ducks take the field against the Michigan State Spartans this Saturday at Autzen Stadium, the top-ranked teams will face off on the sidelines too: The Ducks will debut a brand-new product by The Athletic Edge TM, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of beautifully designed and rugged products for athletic trainers, physical therapists and other health care providers.read more