Nate Traylor joined Hanley Wood in 2013 as a senior editor of Pool & Spa News and Aquatics International. He's written about Elvis Presley's pool, underwater hockey and how skateboarders may be the pool industry's last best hope. He lives in Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter @n8traylor.
His research was the catalyst for the formation of the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona and has spurred other organizations to initiate safety programs in an effort see those published numbers go down.
The transaction brings together two of the industry's largest lifeguard gear and pool equipment suppliers.
After a near tragic accident, Gaines devoted her professional career to teaching children to swim.