Master Pools Guild Donates to Step Into Swim Campaign | Athletic Business

Master Pools Guild Donates to Step Into Swim Campaign

Source: National Swimming Pool Foundation

Donation Will Help Create More Swimmers and Reduce the Risk of Drowning

Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 09, 2016 - This past April, the Master Pools Guild kindly donated $40,000 to the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s (NSPFStep Into SwimTM Campaign to help fund programs that teach the life-saving skill of swimming. 

Both NSPF and Master Pools Guild firmly believe that creating more swimmers will help more people live healthier and happier lives, reduce the risk of drowning, and build demand for pools, spas, and the aquatics field. The Step Into Swim Campaign began in 2012 and has a goal to create 1 million more swimmers over a ten year period.    

The Board of Directors and the staff of NSPF are excited to expand the partnership between the 501(c)(3) non-profit and the Master Pools Guild in the following years. 

“The Step into Swim Campaign focuses on the safe enjoyment of water activities and sharing information on the benefits of a healthy aquatic lifestyle. Supporting Step Into Swim is a natural fit for the Master Pools Guild,” stated Master Pools Guild Board Member, Carla Sovernigo. “It’s about promoting health, safety and fun… all benefits your family can experience in and around your swimming pool. Our industry has much to offer and we are excited to partner with NSPF’s Step Into Swim Campaign and share that message.”

“The Master Pools Guild and NSPF share a history and vision to raise professionalism and promote our field,” began CEO, Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D. “We achieve three goals by teaching more children to swim: people will live healthier and happier lives, the risk of drowning will be reduced, and demand for pools and spas will grow! This partnership will help accomplish these aspirations that the entire industry should hold,” Lachocki concluded.

As of press time, the Step Into Swim Campaign is supporting eight clubs and organizations in the upcoming year. Angels of America’s Fallen, New York State Parks/Heritage Foundation, Splash Mid-South’s Aqua Angels in Tennessee, Redding Aquatic Center in Northern California, USA Swimming’s SwimToday, Florida Spa & Pool Association, Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition, and YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth in Texas will be receiving funds for swim lessons and drowning prevention education for 2016. 

Support for this campaign is an investment in the next generation of swimmers - for fun, for fitness, and for family safety. To learn more about Step Into Swim, make a donation, or locate a swim class, please visit

About the National Swimming Pool Foundation 
We believe everything we do helps people live healthier lives. We believe we can make a difference by making pools safer, keeping pools open, and attracting more people to use pools, spas and aquatic facilities. We do this by offering the world’s leading NSPF and Genesis educational products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, proceeds from all of our educational products fund research and help create swimmers through our Step Into Swim campaign with a goal to create 1 million more swimmers within 10 years. To find ways we can serve you, please visit, email, or call 719-540-9119.

About the Master Pools Guild

The Master Pools Guild is an elite, global association of over 100 swimming pool builders from the United States, Canada, Guatemala, England, Spain, Australia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, India, United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Mexico.   The only group of its kind in the swimming pool and spa industry membership is extended by invitation-only.  For over 50 years the Master Pools Guild has harnessed the combined talents of it’s hand selected members in efforts to promote the benefits of an industry and a lifestyle that has much to offer the consumer.  We invite you to get to know us and our members by visiting our website at www.masterpoolsguildcom, email or call 1-800-392-3044.

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