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  • VGB Act’s Author Wants Nationally Funded Swim Lessons

    The chief author of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act wants national funding for swim lessons, according to remarks at the eighth annual National Drowning Prevention Symposium

  • Piecing it Together

    To truly grasp the uncertainty surrounding the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, you need only speak briefly with any government official, or even an aquatics industry representative.

  • Alison Osinski, Ph.D. | Aquatic Consulting Services

    Slow economy? With many operators still working to come into compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, and continued concerns over crypto, Alison Osinski, Ph.D., believes there?s enough work to be done to keep the industry bu

  • Pool and Spa Safety Act

    Early this year, President George W. Bush signed the first-ever federal pool and spa safety legislation — the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. And experts agree that more federally mandated legislation of its kind is bound to follow.

  • CPSC Finalizes Commercial Safety Requirements

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission is sticking to the Dec. 19, 2008, deadline for commercial pools to comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

  • Dazed and Confused

    200 days. As of June 1 that’s about how much time left the industry has to comply with the federal Virginia “Graeme” Baker Pool and Spa safety Act.

  • Letter of the Law

    With the Dec. 19 signing of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act of 2007, President Bush approved incentives for states to adopt comprehensive pool safety laws that will protect children from life-threatening injuries and death from pool …

  • Legislation: The Big Picture

    The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act may not be the only new law for the industry over the coming year.

  • Compliance Race is on as Federal Legislation Nears

    Wth only about a month or so left until the Dec. 19 deadline in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, experts say several issues could pose difficulties in widespread compliance, including a lack of approved covers and enforcement authority.

  • WEINSTEIN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

    Who would’ve guessed that a Jewish community center would have one of the best indoor aquatics facilities in the nation? Possibly Francis A. Lewis or Mark and Anne Sternheimer, whose financial contributions made all the pools, water slides and underwater