Genesis Congratulates 17 New Society of Watershape Designers Registered Members

Genesis is proud to recognize 17 new Society of Watershape Designers (SWD) Registered members. These professionals have reached a prestigious level of education and qualification within the pool, spa and landscape industry by completing 150 hours of Genesis education.

The newest SWD Registered members are:

  • Joshua Buzzell, Regal Pools
  • Ed Cohen, Ultimate In Pool Care, Inc.
  • Alexa Dal Pino, Dal Pino Quality Pools
  • David Duensing, David B. Duensing Aquatic Construction Services
  • Annette Gustin, Aquatech Pools GC
  • Colton Gustin, Aquatech Pools GC
  • Jerry Hammerschmidt, High-Tech Pools
  • Joel-Eric Mignault, JEM
  • Zachary Malagian, Signature Pools
  • Brandon Proffitt, Prestigious Pools & Outdoor Living
  • Gordon Robinson, Cox Pools Service
  • Jesse Taylor, Taylor’s Backyard Center
  • Travis Thompson, Cascade Custom Pools
  • Graeme Thomson, Pool Patrol
  • Brian Van Kirk, Van Kirk Pools
  • Kevin Van Kirk, Van Kirk Pools
  • Scott Walk, Premier Pools & Spas

"Due to the cancellation of in-person events this past year, Genesis took the initiative to address the needs of our students," explains Skip Phillips, SWD Master and Genesis co-founder. "We reimagined how we delivered education and presented the entire SWD core curriculum online, allowing our students to take courses, complete needed classes and meet requirements in a live environment."

“SWDs throughout the world are credited with the design and construction of the most conceptually creative, technically advanced, and structurally sound structures,” added Brian Van Bower, SWD Master and Genesis co-founder. “These individuals collectively push the boundaries of creative expression, using water as their media.”

“I really enjoy being a part of Genesis because of the network and awareness it creates for you,” says Joshua Buzzell, SWD Registered, Regal Pools. “Meeting like-minded individuals, and learning from their past success and failures, has been invaluable to me as a young business owner.”

Those who achieve SWD status have acquired skills and knowledge encompassing color theory, the principles of design, multi-dimensional visual communication, the vocabulary of architectural design and history and the principles of proper pool construction.

SWD Registered members accept and abide by the Genesis Code of Conduct and attain 12 hours of Genesis-approved CEUs every year. For more information on the SWD program or the full curriculum offered by Genesis, click here.

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