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Step Into Swim Announces Grant Recipients
National Swimming Pool Foundation Raised $78,750 in 2017


The Step Into Swim Campaign, a 10-year national campaign by the National Spa and Pool Foundation (NSPF) to create one million more swimmers, has encouraged more industry leaders to engage with local water lovers. National Pools of Roanoke for example, has donated to two local YMCA's, the YMCA of Roanoke Valley and YMCA Salem's "Y" Splash programs. To support their generosity, the campaign made an additional $500 donation to those two facilities.

The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has announced the recipients of the 2017 Step Into Swim Campaign, a 10-year initiative to create one million more swimmers. Some of the groups selected to benefit from the $78,750 received include, Angels of America's Fallen, EVO Swim School, Jewish Community Center Association, New York State Parks, SwimToday, YMCA, and 14 individual learn to swim programs selected by Master Pools Guild members. One hundred percent of donated funds are directed toward learn to swim programs, and NSPF covers all administrative cost.

"Teaching children to swim is the one charitable gift that prevents drowning, improves health and happiness, and builds demand for everything around the pool," says NSPF CEO Thomas Lachocki.

NSPF Chairman Bruce Dunn has championed the campaign; he and his company Mission Pools donate generously in their community. To honor them, the campaign has donated $500 to the YMCA of San Diego. Desert-Aire Corporation and architectural firm Purdy and Associates has contributed funds directed to Arizona-based EVO Swim School to support their mission of serving parents, children, and adults with the very best in aquatic education.

For more information and to view a full list of recipients, visit

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