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Aug 06, 2014, 09:55 ET
No other land-based training has been able to successfully implement high-intensity aerobic workouts for patients with osteoarthritis, likely because the aquatic environment created a reduced fear of falling, lowered joint loads, and provided three-dimensional support to help maintain balance. This study provides an evidence-based protocol that is effective at managing symptoms of OA. (PRNewsFoto/National Swimming Pool...)

Walking in Water Proven to Ease Arthritis Pain

 High intensity intervals or HIT training in water is good for you, so says a new research study.     Results of a...

May 28, 2013, 11:45 ET
The National Swimming Pool Foundation(R) (NSPF(R)) is a non-profit organization founded in 1965, giving back over $4 million since 2003 to fund grants to prevent illness, injury, and drowning, and to demonstrate the health benefits of aquatic activity. The Foundation works towards its mission to enhance healthy living by increasing aquatic activity through aquatic education and research with its collection of educational products and training.  NSPF is the leading educator for professionals who service and operate public and private pools and spas and for public health officials who are responsible for pool safety.  To learn more, go to www.nspf.org.  (PRNewsFoto/National Swimming Pool Foundation)

Two Initiatives to Make Pool Water Safer

Non-profit National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) Board of Directors announced it is funding the third year of a grant supporting the...

May 21, 2013, 11:30 ET
The National Swimming Pool Foundation(R) (NSPF(R)) is a non-profit organization founded in 1965, giving back over $4 million since 2003 to fund grants to prevent illness, injury, and drowning, and to demonstrate the health benefits of aquatic activity. The Foundation works towards its mission to enhance healthy living by increasing aquatic activity through aquatic education and research with its collection of educational products and training.  NSPF is the leading educator for professionals who service and operate public and private pools and spas and for public health officials who are responsible for pool safety.  To learn more, go to www.nspf.org.  (PRNewsFoto/National Swimming Pool Foundation)

Making Summer Pool Fun, Safer and Easier

The American Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation® today announced upgrades to the online Home Pool Essentials™: Maintenance...

May 31, 2012, 11:00 ET
The Step Into Swim 10 year campaign was launched in an effort to improve national health, reduce dramatic rises in healthcare costs, and reduce drowning tragedies. The campaign will initially partner with nine organizations that teach children, adults and minority populations to swim. A White Paper written by National Swimming Pool Foundation explains how teaching more people to swim is imperative to address these problems. The first Step Into Swim Congress will be held on October 10, 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia. www.StepIntoSwim.org for more information and how to donate to this cause.  (PRNewsFoto/National Swimming Pool Foundation)

Step Into Swim 10-Year Campaign Announced by National Swimming Pool Foundation

In an effort to improve national health, reduce dramatic rises in healthcare costs, and reduce drowning tragedies, the non-profit, National...

Jan 12, 2012, 11:37 ET
The National Swimming Pool Foundation(R) (NSPF(R)) is a non-profit organization founded in 1965, giving back over $4 million since 2003 to fund grants to prevent illness, injury, and drowning, and to demonstrate the health benefits of aquatic activity. The Foundation works towards its mission to enhance healthy living by increasing aquatic activity through aquatic education and research with its collection of educational products and training.  NSPF is the leading educator for professionals who service and operate public and private pools and spas and for public health officials who are responsible for pool safety.  To learn more, go to www.nspf.org.  (PRNewsFoto/National Swimming Pool Foundation)

Dr. Bruce E. Becker Appointed Director of Aquatic Health Benefit Research by National Swimming Pool Foundation

 The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) board of directors has appointed Bruce Erhart Becker, MD, MS as Director...

May 03, 2011, 12:37 ET
Everything we do, we believe helps people live healthier lives. We believe we can make a difference by encouraging aquatic activity, making pools safer, and keeping them open. We do this by offering products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed. Our products are designed to deliver excellence in education and cutting-edge research. NSPF certified instructors have trained over 350,000 professionals with the Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) certification. Over $4 million in grants funded by NSPF since 2003 have impacted policies and practices around the world; and we attract hundreds of professionals from around the globe. (PRNewsFoto/National Swimming Pool Foundation)

Non-Profit, Leading Education and Research Organization National Swimming Pool Foundation Endorses First Module of Model Aquatic Health Code

The board of directors for the leading pool/spa/education and research organization, non-profit National Swimming Pool Foundation®, voted...

Feb 02, 2011, 12:12 ET
Everything we do, we believe helps people live healthier lives. We believe we can make a difference by encouraging aquatic activity, making pools safer, and keeping them open. We do this by offering products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed. Our products are designed to deliver excellence in education and cutting-edge research. NSPF certified instructors have trained over 350,000 professionals with the Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) certification. Over $4 million in grants funded by NSPF since 2003 have impacted policies and practices around the world; and we attract hundreds of professionals from around the globe. (PRNewsFoto/National Swimming Pool Foundation)

National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) and Nebraska Health Departments Settle Infringement Dispute

The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®), a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, announced today that it has received settlement...

Jan 26, 2011, 12:45 ET
Everything we do, we believe helps people live healthier lives. We believe we can make a difference by encouraging aquatic activity, making pools safer, and keeping them open. We do this by offering products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed. Our products are designed to deliver excellence in education and cutting-edge research. NSPF certified instructors have trained over 350,000 professionals with the Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) certification. Over $4 million in grants funded by NSPF since 2003 have impacted policies and practices around the world; and we attract hundreds of professionals from around the globe. (PRNewsFoto/National Swimming Pool Foundation)

National Swimming Pool Foundation® to Host Twenty Training Sessions in 2011 on Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGB) Compliance

The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) will host nineteen free National Pool and Spa Training Sessions, one longer Safety Event,...

Sep 14, 2010, 08:00 ET
Everything we do, we believe helps people live healthier lives. We believe we can make a difference by encouraging aquatic activity, making pools safer, and keeping them open. We do this by offering products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed. Our products are designed to deliver excellence in education and cutting-edge research. NSPF certified instructors have trained over 350,000 professionals with the Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) certification. Over $4 million in grants funded by NSPF since 2003 have impacted policies and practices around the world; and we attract hundreds of professionals from around the globe. (PRNewsFoto/National Swimming Pool Foundation)

National Swimming Pool Foundation® Sponsors CPSC National Pool and Spa Safety Event, October 6, 2010

The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) will host the first of three Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) National Pool and...

Mar 29, 2010, 12:31 ET

National Swimming Pool Foundation(R) Files Suit Against Health Departments and Officials for Copyright Infringement

The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®), a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, has filed suit in the United States District Court...

Jul 28, 2009, 10:37 ET

Seven Tips for Safer Home Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs

Now that summer is in full swing, stories about home pool or hot tub tragedies are making headlines across the county. With millions...

Jun 15, 2009, 10:37 ET

American Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation Promote Water Safety and Good Home Pool Maintenance With New Online Course

The American Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation(R) announced today the premiere of the online Home Pool Essentials(TM): Maintenance...

May 12, 2009, 10:37 ET

New Study: Keep Kids With Diarrhea Out of Pool - Swim Diapers Not Best Solution

Research confirms that swim diapers do not prevent spread of waterborne, disease-causing germs. A new scientific study demonstrates that swim...

Feb 02, 2009, 10:37 ET

New Study Reveals Swimming Can Cut Men's Risk of Dying in Half

Research shows swimming may be the prescription for longevity A new study shows that swimming cuts men's risk of dying by about 50% compared to...

Aug 21, 2008, 01:00 ET

Learn the Secret of Building a Gold Athlete - Get Them in the Water

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Coaches, trainers and wellness professionals can learn the secret of how training in the water...

Jul 10, 2008, 01:00 ET

New Book Reveals Warm Water Benefits for Heart, Lungs and Mind

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- For those who have wondered how warm water makes them feel so good, a new book may help them...

Mar 19, 2008, 01:00 ET

Exploring the 'Aaah' ... $1 Million Grant Advances Aquatic Health Research

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to a $1 million grant from the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), Washington...