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FSPA Tampa Bay Chapter

Tampa Bay Chapter Counties Include: Hillsborough County, Sumter County and Pasco County (Eastern Portion)

Point of Contact: Maggie Kloepfer

Email Address: FSPATampaBay@FloridaPoolPro.com

Phone Number: (941) 952-9293

Community Involvement

December 2015 – The Tampa Bay Chapter Selected two children from the Angel Tree through the Salvation Army to buy Christmas gifts for.

June 18, 2015 – World’s Largest Swimming Lesson(WLSL)

Tampa Bay – Two locations, Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center and Copeland Park

We had a great turnout for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™.  At Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center over 200 children participated in the lesson.    At Copeland Park Pool there were approximately 50 children participating.  The Chapter gave out Safety Brochures, Water Watcher Badges, miniature beach balls and temporary tattoos.  The Chick-fil-a cow also came out in support.

Donations

1) Presented the Hillsborough Water Safety Team with a grant that was matched by the Swimming Pool Safety and Education Foundation which provided swimming lessons for 37 low income children.  The Hillsborough Water Safety Team’s mission is to prevent childhood drowning and near drowning through public awareness, education and outreach by collaboration and coordination of community resources.

2) Presented The Katelyn Foundation with a grant that was matched by the Swimming Pool Safety and Education Foundation and provided 42 children in need swimming lessons with the focus being on children with autism.  The Katelyn Foundation’s mission is to promote child safety through public awareness and education.

3) Sponsored FSPA Swim Meet: The Tampa Bay Chapter sponsored Strawberry Crest High School for $250.00 and Wharton High School for $250.00.

4) Donated $250.00 to Metropolitan Ministries. Metropolitan Ministries has a long-standing tradition of providing meals to local families who are hungry and homeless.

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