(Alexandria, Va.) – The Pool & Scorching Tub Alliance (PHTA) is happy to announce the 5 recipients of the 2022 PHTA Fellowship and PHTA Scholarship Applications: Graham Lamb, Emily Broom, Colton Morris, Jason Marsh, and Meghan Partrick.
The PHTA Fellowship Program exists to encourage and assist graduate college students and post-doctoral fellows who focus analysis in areas related to water-treated aquatic venues. Graham Lamb is the recipient of a $2,000 Board Fellowship. He’s pursuing a Grasp of Science in Civil Engineering on the College of North Carolina at Charlotte. Lamb has been concerned in two analysis research: regenerative media filter and the way successfully it removes Cryptosporidium from leisure water; and measuring parameters comparable to chlorine, pH, and alkalinity at Charlotte-area aquatic venues.
“We had been so impressed with Lamb’s analysis,” says Sabeena Hickman, CAE, President and CEO of PHTA. “PHTA’s core function is to advertise protected and wholesome pool and scorching tub environments, and the research that Lamb has carried out tie into that completely. His graduate-level work will result in real-world impacts on leisure water high quality and enhance bathers’ well being and pleasure of aquatic amenities.”
The PHTA Scholarship Program was based to honor public swimming pool or spa operators who’ve pursued additional schooling to raised defend public well being. To be thought-about for the scholarship, candidates have to be an authorized pool skilled or a right away member of the family and should submit an utility package deal for the PHTA Board to assessment. This yr’s utility requested college students to jot down an essay answering the query: When you had a $100,000 funds, how would you spend that cash to positively have an effect on unintentional drownings?
Emily Broom, who attends the College of Central Florida, and Colton Morris, who attends Arkansas Tech College, each obtained $2,000 Board Scholarships. Broom is the daughter of a PHTA CPO Teacher, and Morris not too long ago earned his CPO certification. Broom’s essay centered on elevating consciousness by means of learn-to-swim and drowning prevention organizations, in addition to highlighting the necessity for specialised swim security schooling for kids with autism, who’re much more vulnerable to drowning. Morris’s essay defined how swim classes must be extra accessible throughout communities and that aquatic amenities ought to spend money on and often examine security options comparable to fencing, alarms, and pool covers.
“The 2 profitable essays really spoke to me on a private degree,” says Olympic Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines, Vice President of Partnerships & Growth at PHTA and head of the Step Into Swim drowning prevention initiative. “Practically 4,000 deadly unintentional drownings occur in the USA yearly. As an business, we must be consistently in search of methods to scale back that determine. Broom and Morris each perceive the life-saving position swim classes play in stopping drownings.”
Moreover, Jason Marsh from Volunteer State Group Faculty and Meghan Partrick from the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill obtained $1,000 Basis Scholarships. Each Marsh and Partrick are CPO licensed lifeguards. Their essays each lined the significance of correct lifeguard coaching, together with rescue drills and “drop exams” that contain pulling a model or doll from the water.
Formal recognition of this yr’s recipients will happen on the World Aquatic Well being Convention in Houston, TX, in the course of the Awards Reception on October 12. To study extra concerning the PHTA scholarship and fellowship applications, please go to https://www.phta.org/education-and-events/grants-and-scholarships/.
For extra info, please contact Amy Willer, PHTA Affiliate Director of Advertising & Communications, at [email protected] or 703-838-0083 ext. 121.
Concerning the Pool & Scorching Tub Alliance
The Pool & Scorching Tub Alliance (PHTA), a non-profit group with greater than 3,600 members from all over the world, was established in 1956 to assist, promote, and defend the widespread pursuits of the $36.5B pool, scorching tub, and spa business. PHTA gives schooling, advocacy, requirements growth, analysis, and market development to extend our members’ professionalism, information, and profitability. Moreover, PHTA facilitates the enlargement of swimming, water security, and associated analysis and outreach actions geared toward introducing extra individuals to swimming, making swimming environments safer, and holding swimming pools open to serve communities. For extra info, go to www.phta.org.
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