Sarasota, FL (February 20, 2023) – Periodic Products, Inc. today announced a $20,000 donation to Step Into Swim, an initiative of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance dedicated to creating more swimmers through safe swim education. This Gold Level sponsorship from Periodic Products is part of its commitment to support the community and helps Step Into Swim invest in the next generation of swimmers through learn-to-swim programming.
Periodic Products is a material science technology company with a full range of swimming pool chemicals and products. The company is committed to advancing a cleaner, safer, and more energy-efficient global environment. Periodic Products’ donation to Step Into Swim underscores its vision of water and pool safety.
“It is an honor to be a Gold Level sponsor for the Step Into Swim program,” says PHTA Chair-Elect Joseph Laurino, PhD, President and CEO of Periodic Products, Inc. “Periodic Products and its employees are committed to helping make a difference in the communities we serve, and creating healthier and safer swimming environments is one important way. With this donation, Periodic Products is proud to impact the lives of hundreds of children.”
For those ages 1 to 4, learning to swim from a qualified instructor drastically reduces the risk of drowning by 88 percent and is critical in keeping children safer in the water. Periodic Products shares in Step Into Swim’s mission to combat drowning prevention with access to free swimming lessons and educational resources that empower our children to be confident in and around water.
“I am grateful to Periodic Products for their continued support of and generosity to Step Into Swim,” said Rowdy Gaines, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Vice President of Partnerships and Development for PHTA. “Our donors and sponsors are the driving force behind the success of this program. Periodic Products’ commitment to Step Into Swim allows us to help save lives, promote the benefits of swimming, and serve as an educational resource for water safety in communities where it is needed most.”
Step Into Swim and its supporters believe that advocating for safe swim practices and teaching the lifesaving skill of learning to swim are essential to improving the health and safety of our youngest swimmers and their families. Thanks to its growing list of donors, Step Into Swim has gifted more than 300,000 swim lessons since 2012 through YMCAs, Jewish Community Centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, and many more. The program is fully funded through donor contributions and 100 percent of donations go directly to educational initiatives and learn-to-swim programming. To learn more, visit www.StepIntoSwim.org.
About Periodic Products, Inc.
Periodic Products is a material science technology company committed to advancing a cleaner and safer global environment through the application of responsible science and breakthrough chemical technologies. Periodic Products manufactures a full range of environmentally friendly swimming pool chemicals and water filtration products containing its patented biodegradable polymer compounds and metal-polymer composite materials. The Company’s Chelok® metal chelating technology permanently removes iron (rust), copper, manganese, and other metals from swimming pools and spas; removes and recovers metal contaminants from ground and surface waters; and recovers rare earth metals from industrial and mining waste products. For more information visit www.periodicproducts.com.
About the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance and Step Into Swim:
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), a non-profit organization with more than 3,700 members from around the world, was established in 1956 to support, promote, and protect the common interests of the $36.5B pool, hot tub, and spa industry. PHTA provides education, advocacy, standards development, research, and market growth to increase our members’ professionalism, knowledge, and profitability. Additionally, PHTA facilitates the expansion of swimming, water safety, and related research and outreach activities aimed at introducing more people to swimming, making swimming environments safer, and keeping pools open to serve communities. For more information, visit www.phta.org. Step Into SwimTM is an initiative of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance and its foundation committed to safe swim education and drowning prevention. By investing in the next generation of swimmers through learn-to-swim programming, the Step Into Swim initiative instills confidence, empowers long-term participation in water activities, touts the positive benefits of water play, and advocates for safe practices. Since its inception in 2012, Step Into Swim has played a role in reducing drowning fatalities and has gifted swim lessons to more than 300,000 children with support from community organizations, partners, industry advocates, members and more. For more information, visit www.stepintoswim.org.
 Association Between Swimming Lessons and Drowning in Childhood, A Case-Control Study: Ruth Brenner, et al. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4151293/