Having served as the CEO of the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF) since 2003, Thomas Lachocki, PhD, has announced his plan to retire in 2019. Under his leadership, NSPF has grown from offering one product (Certified Pool & Spa Operator® Certification) to becoming a market leader, delivering education and promotion to the residential construction, pool service and commercial pool operation segments via classroom and online learning. Lachoki’s vision created the World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), which just celebrated its 15th year of exploring scientific advances and bringing together the leading thinkers and influencers in aquatics. To help encourage healthier living, he was instrumental in founding the Step Into Swim Campaign (SIS), which serves to create swimmers and reduce drowning, increase healthy activity and build demand for a health-focused aquatic industry. Lachocki will help with the CEO succession and then take a sabbatical.

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