Water Safety Month
Article from AQUA Magazine - Aug. 2009
SoCal APSP chapter hosts successful events
Association of Pool and Spa Professionals
celebrated the second annual National Water
Safety Month this past May and the Southern
California Chapter hosted numerous
- The local
Red Cross chapter sponsored a Health and
Safety Fair, where representatives from
Blake Sales, Maytronics, Mohr Power
Solar and Inland Empire Fencing
displayed water safety information with
games, brochures and mini-seminars.
representatives attended community
church and homeowner's association
events, as well as local racing and home
show events to promote water safety.
- The local
newspaper ran a water safety PSA.
and Peggy Mitchell of Dynasty Pools
arranged a safety booth at a minor
league baseball game, and the APSP PSA
featuring Olympic swimmers has been
playing on the Jumbotron during games.
"We are all
hoping that our effort has helped to save
lives and create more water safety awareness
in the Inland Empire Southern California
area," says Rick Jones, director. "It has
been hard work for those of us involved, and
we couldn't have done such a great effort
without the generous help of our local
suppliers and manufacturers.
"At the end of
these events, we all agreed that we have
found a formula that works to create
interest in the safety message."