In Florida, there is a legislative proposal that, if it were to pass, for the foreseeable decades, tens of thousands of Floridians will be positively impacted. People who would have feared water throughout their lives will have moved past that fear, many of them embracing water activities as a normal part of their lives. Since only 40% of Americans know how to swim, the enactment of this legislative proposal will help our society overall in terms of healthier lifestyles, lower medical costs, and the joy of living, since there is no life without water. During this session, we will review the proposed legislation and how it could impact our industry.
Dr. Bill Kent, Ph.D. is currently the Chairman of the Board for the International Swimming Hall of Fame and contributed to its positive evolution of late: Rebuilding of the Aquatic Complex through a 27-year lease commitment by the City of Fort Lauderdale and contributor funding. Dr. Kent is also a Global Business Specialist for the Pool/Spa Industry as CEO of Team Horner Group based in South Florida.