About the USWFA
The idea of forming the USWFA was born at the First Annual National Water Fitness
Conference held in Norman, Oklahoma, from November 4th to 6th, 1988. More than
70 people attended the conference from 25 states. It was at this conference, directed
by John R. Spannuth, that a group of people encouraged John to form a non-profit
educational organization to promote Aquatics including Water Fitness throughout
had years of experience working with non-profit educational organizations so he took on the challenge. He resigned his very secure position in Oklahoma
and moved back to Florida to form the USWFA.
a new organization can be difficult and time consuming, so he gathered supporters
and the organization was formed. One of the problems was he had a lot of encouragement
to form the organization but nobody had donated dollars to start the organization.
The organization operated on a very low budget during the first few years but
as the programs and support developed, the financial picture got much brighter.
USWFA, now located in Boynton Beach, Florida, provides many services and programs and has enlarged its staff. We
are very proud of the amount of work that is generated at the USWFA National Headquarters.
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John R. Spannuth
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health and safety of our participants, including our instructors, is our top priority."
over 50 years, John Spannuth has been a leader and innovator in almost every field
of aquatics, the most recent in recreational and fitness swimming as the CEO of
United States Water Fitness, Inc.
his first full-time job in aquatics in 1956 as Aquatics Director of the Reading,
PA, YMCA, he has developed outstanding programs. He has been the Aquatics Director
and Head Swimming Coach for Phillips Petroleum Co. in Bartlesville, Oklahoma where
in seven years he developed one of the best age group swim teams in the country.
He was the National Aquatics Administrator for the AAU, where, on a national level,
he guided all four disciplines plus long distance and Masters swimming. He was
the International Director of the Special Olympics in Washington, DC, where he
guided the growth of Special Olympics for Eunice Shriver and helped to build it
into an internationally recognized program for persons with intellectual disabilities.
He served four years in the Middle East as Aquatics, Sports and Recreation Administrator
in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, while teaching swimming on all levels including competitive
swimming to native children of the region.
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