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From The Association Office
It’s hard to believe summer is already here! It’s the time of year when swim schools are in full swing with their summer programs. From outdoor swimming lessons to baseball and soccer, there are many additional activities to keep you and your swim school clients busy.
I am happy to report that the number of members who have renewed is slightly up from last year! Our membership year runs from May 1st through April 30th. If you are one of the many new members who joined the Association in the last 12 months, your dues were pro-rated to bring your membership current with the rest of our members. In addition to several new members, we have added additional associate members and sponsors.
Another thing to look for this summer is our brand new website. It will have a completely new look and will be very user friendly. Current members will be able to register for conferences, renew their membership, and sign up for courses. We’ll also have a news page featuring upcoming events, award announcements, new guidelines, and more. Make sure to look for our new Association tagline on our site, @home in the water. Please visit the site and let us know what you think.
It’s already time to register for both our National and International Conferences in October. The 24th Annual U.S. Swim Schools Association National Conference will be held in beautiful Waikiki Hawaii Wednesday, October 10 – Saturday, October 12 and the International Conference will be held in Kauai Sunday, October 14 – Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Online registration will begin on June 1, 2012. Visit our website for more details.
Sue Mackie, Executive Director