National Swimming Pool Foundation Expands Global Efforts

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA (March 5, 2014) — The National Swimming Pool Foundation® will relocate Silvia Uribe, International Business Manager, to Europe from the U.S. office in Colorado Springs, Colorado effective March 17, 2014 to better support mission- focused training around the world. Pool and spa professionals from over 81 countries have taken NSPF® training courses. At this time, NSPF has more than 120 instructors outside the United States who teach with NSPF materials.

“We are honored that professionals across the planet recognize and request NSPF training materials to help them better protect children, parents, employees, and facilities. It makes sense to have a key executive with unique cultural, educational, and pool and spa experience like Silvia working and living closer to those we serve,” said Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D, CEO of the non-profit National Swimming Pool Foundation.

“This relocation represents NSPF's commitment to continue providing top quality support to our international partners, who trust our world-leading educational courses for operators, service companies, and health officials,” explained Ms. Uribe. “We help them provide healthier and safer pools which translates into having pools open for families to enjoy.”

Ms. Liliana Stewart has joined the Colorado Springs office to assist Ms. Uribe in her care of existing international customers. Ms. Stewart brings experience in international business, project management, and organizational development.

Customers will continue to reach Ms. Uribe by emailing, by telephone to 011-719-540-9119, via FAX to 011-719-540-2787, or by SKYPE Silvia.Uribe1.

The National Swimming Pool Foundation recently launched five international websites to better serve pool and spa professionals in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Panamá. In 2008, NSPF developed it’s first Spanish website, the non-profit’s first step to bringing customized education products and programs with improved comprehension to a broader world audience.

More About NSPF®:

Everything we do, we believe helps people live healthier lives. We believe we can make a difference by encouraging more aquatic activity, making pools safer, and keeping them open. We do this by offering products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed. Our products are designed to deliver excellence in education and cutting-edge research. We just happen to sell books, training programs, online courses, and organize conferences. Over $4 million in grants funded by NSPF since 2003 have impacted policies and practices around the world; and we attract hundreds of professionals from around the globe to the scientific World Aquatic HealthTM Conference each year to learn of the latest advances. To learn more, go to

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