National Water Safety Month Starts Today

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Today is the first day of National Water Safety Month, and The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), along with its partners, the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA), the American Red Cross and the World Waterpark Association (WWA), is again bringing together aquatics professionals from around the nation to help reinforce the importance of safe swimming.

Organizations interested in participating in National Water Safety Month can find valuable downloadable tools such as tip sheets, swimming rules, videos, swimming pledges, and posters to share with their communities and customers at

National organizations such as the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA), the National Swimming Pool Foundation, the USA Swimming Foundation and the International Code Council have also pledged to get involved in water safety activities and programs throughout May. Other organizations such as community outreach and guppy swim training groups are urged to participate. Visit to learn more about the campaign, events, and activities to help others swim safely 

ā€œWhen it comes to water safety, we encourage everyone to make it their top priority,ā€ said Rich Gottwald, APSP president and CEO. ā€œNational Water Safety Month focuses on the importance of water safety in all types of swimming environments. Your participation not only saves lives but it helps promote the safe enjoyment of swimming to future generations.ā€

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