Coordinator: Sonja Dickey
The Chapter would like to
welcome The Pool Marshall, Freestyle Pools and Spas, and Platinum
Pools SRQ as our newest Chapter members. We are excited to have you be a
part of our Chapter!
What an exciting summer!
Earlier in the year, the Chapter raised $10,000 at our annual golf tournament
and then in June, IPSSA raised $5,000 at their table top. A total of $15,000
was donated to the Florida Swims Foundation, which was matched by the Bill Kent
Family Foundation for the Every Child a Swimmer program. That’s $30,000 for
swim lessons to families in our community who cannot afford them.
During summer vacation, the
summer camp kids at RL Taylor Community Complex and Palmetto Youth Center at
Lincoln Aquatic Center received free swim lessons with School of Fish Swim
Lessons. We are also proud to announce that we have partnered with Aqua Tots
Swim School, Goldfish Swim School, Sand Shark Swim School and Natasha’s
Nurturing Nest to continue our goal of every child learning to swim. For more
information to share this program with schools, organizations, and places of
interest, please reach out to Sonja.
Prost! On August 15 we had our
Cheers and Beers night at 3 Keys in Bradenton. First beer was on us! Many of
our local pool industry professionals came to hang out and enjoy the night.
If you haven’t already, please
RSVP to the September 15-16 FSPA State Board Meeting at the Lido Beach Resort.
If you haven’t been before, we highly encourage it. You’ll see how the FSPA
works for you and the pool industry behind the scenes. Come for an hour or two,
a day or both – we will be happy to see you!
The 9th annual Pig
Roast will be held October 7 at 3:00 p.m. at the Sarasota Farm Bureau. Thank
you FWP and Ben Brown Insurance for stepping up to the plate
early to be a sponsor! None of our events can happen without all of you! If you
are interested in becoming a sponsor or donating a raffle prize, please let me
The Chapter’s next Board
meeting, which all members are encouraged to attend, is Tuesday, September 19
at 11:45 a.m. at the FSPA T.E.C. Center, 2555 Porter Lake Dr., Sarasota.
Your 2023 Board is working on
exciting and educational events. Please let us hear from you with any
suggestions for speakers or events. If you haven’t already, please like
our Facebook page at FSPA Manasota Chapter to keep up with upcoming events and