Sep 28, 2015

CMAHC Welcomes Eight New Sponsors

Organizations made donations to sustain the Model Aquatic Health Code

Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code sponsors

Eight organizations, including two Founding Sponsors, have stepped up to sponsor the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC), a non-profit dedicated to keeping the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) sustainable, current and complete. Sponsorship helps underwrite the change process, organize and convene the Vote on the Code Biennial Conference, oversee the MAHC research agenda, and more.

The CMAHC welcomes two new Founding Sponsors, Counsilman-Hunsaker and SeaWorld Entertainment, who join with the National Swimming Pool Foundation as CMAHC benefactors through their critical investment in the future of the MAHC.

“On behalf of the Counsilman-Hunsaker team, I would like to express the shared commitment we have with the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code. Having an industry-wide comprehensive pool code such as the MAHC that is based upon scientific data and best practices will support our collective efforts of safeguarding the health and safety of every aquatic facility user while emphasizing the positive impacts provided through aquatic activities,” said Scott W. Hester, P.E., president, Counsilman-Hunsaker.

SeaWorld Entertainment chief park operations officer, Dan Brown added,  “Assuring the safety of guests in our six water parks is our highest priority and SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is proud to be a founding sponsor of the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code. We have worked in close partnership with CDC for many years in the creation of this code and we view it as a great step forward in improving health and safety in all the nation’s aquatic facilities.”

This underwriting from three founding sponsors is augmented by six additional organizations that have made financial investments in support of the CMAHC. The CMAHC welcomes: The American Chemistry Council (Gold), Aqua-Cal (Gold), Ellis & Associates (Gold), Eco-Lab (Bronze), IPSSA (Bronze) and the New Mexico Department of Environmental Health (Bronze).

“We deeply appreciate the support of these leaders who share our vision, to reach for a higher aquatic standard,” said Douglas Sackett, executive director of the CMAHC.  

Many of the CMAHC sponsors participated in the seven-year MAHC development process where they contributed leadership and hours of expertise.

This October, CMAHC members will be voting on more than 160 proposed changes to the MAHC. Voting will take place electronically one month following the first CMAHC Vote on the Code 2015 Biennial Conference. The conference is slated for Oct. 6 to 7, 2015, at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., prior to the 12th World Aquatic Health Conference at the same location.