Life Jackets For Kids (S 2075) Bill Gaining Ground

Senate 36-0, approved and sent to the House a bill requiring all children’s camps’ lakes and other swimming areas, except swimming and wading pools, to have one life jacket for each child there. It also prohibits camps from refusing to allow a child to bring and use his or her own life jacket. The measure is called “Christian’s Law” after 4-year-old Christian Frechette who was not wearing a life jacket when he drowned in 2007 at a town-run camp.

Supporters said one child dies from drowning every minute across the world and these requirements will save many lives. They argued 86 percent of children are found within 10 minutes and would likely be alive if they were wearing life jackets.

This bill has passed the Senate and is now in the hands of the House Ways and Means Committee.


Keiser University 2012 Class Schedule Available

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.–The schedule for the two-year Associate of Science college degree program for pool and spa professionals is available. Keiser University offers students a program for working professionals who are interested in enrolling in the Associate of Science, two-year Aquatic Engineering Degree Program available through its eCampus online degree program center. Students can enter the program at any time during the year. Each class is offered in one month modules. For more information, visit and click on online education.


Hayward Chemical Controllers Obtain Certification

Elizabeth, N.J.–Hayward’s line of CAT Controller technology-based chemical automation systems have passed through NSF testing and are now listed with the NSF/ANSI Standard 50 for automated chemical controllers. The purpose of the standard is to establish minimum requirements for materials, design, construction and performance of products integral to the water circulation systems of residential and public bodies of recreational water. For more information, visit


Waterplay Celebrates 25 Years With A Contest For The Best

Kelowna, BC–To recognize 25 years in the industry, Waterplay announces their Make Way for Water Play contest open to all projects scheduled for 2013. The winning project will be assessed by community impact, design, as well as the story behind it. Projects of all sizes and geographical locations are encouraged to enter. To participate, visit




I appreciate the article you wrote in the PRB, “Once A Marine Always A Marine” (Part 1, January 2011).

It brought back memories from almost 30 years ago, but I can tell you the Marines were just what I needed to catapult my career. The discipline and core principals I learned there have helped me become very successful. I hope more young men and woman in our country see the honor in serving our great country. Serving four years should be part of every curriculum; I think our country’s mindset would change dramatically if this were the norm.

Looking forward to part two!

Semper Fi,

Kevin Barker

Vice President Sales and Marketing

Aacer Flooring


Hi Ron,

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