Lisa S. Grepps
Director, Marketing & Communications
May 24, 2017
U.S. Senators Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., File Resolution
Designating May as National Water Safety Month
(ALEXANDRIA, VA) – The written testimony of Rich Gottwald, president and CEO of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, presented today on behalf of the industry before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security to mark the tenth anniversary of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, is now available online at

Also included are supporting materials and a video link.

Joining Gottwald in testifying was Nancy Baker, mother of Virginia Graeme Baker; Karen Cohn, Co-Founder, The ZAC Foundation; and Connie Harvey, Director of Aquatics Centennial Initiatives, American Red Cross.

In addition, Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., announced they filed a resolution designating May as National Water Safety Month.

For more information, contact APSP Director of Government Relations Jennifer Hatfield.


About APSP
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, to consumer outreach and public safety. APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit or the Association’s consumer site,

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