Source: National Swimming Pool Foundation

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - The National Swimming Pool Foundation® announces a free online training course to educate health officials and pool and spa professionals about the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. This course is a free, online resource to ensure that the requirements of the act are properly understood, how to identify and perform required steps for inspection, and how to bring pools and spas into compliance. "This course is a valuable and convenient resource to help health officials and professionals to engage and understand the Act," commented Tracynda Davis, M.P.H., director for environmental health programs at the National Swimming Pool Foundation.

In September 2010, the National Swimming Pool Foundation was awarded a Consumer Product Safety Commission contract, through Erica Lane Enterprises, to help educate health officials and bring public pools and spas into compliance with the P&SS Act. In addition, the foundation will host in-person training sessions.

Participants in the online course are able to work at their own pace. The interactive course features narration, images and video, and includes practice exercises. A downloadable PDF resource guide is offered in addition to a link to a copy of the P&SS Act. Participants can register for the free online Pool & Spa Safety course at and click on online training.

About NSPF®

The National Swimming Pool Foundation® is a nonprofit organization founded in 1965, giving back over $3.7 million in the past six years to fund grants to prevent illness, injury, and drowning, and to demonstrate the benefits of aquatic activity. The Foundation works toward its mission to encourage healthier living through aquatic education and research with its collection of educational products and training. NSPF is the leading educator for professionals who service, operate, and regulate public and private pools and spas. Visit for more information.