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December 1, 2000



Kris Kennedy


National Swim School Association



In connection with our phone conversation today I wanted, in writing, to say that it is time for me to go. I have reached my original goal of creating a professional-trade association for swim schools and now have other interests that are calling me.

It has been a terrific 12-year experience with NSSA. Helping swim school owners and their staff members grow has been the most rewarding aspect. I've met many terrific people along the way.

I'm leaving with many interested and capable leaders ready to take over. And I know that lots of positive NSSA activities and interactions will follow in the years to come.

Let this letter serve as notice for Shamrock to conclude its services, as by the current management agreement, three months hence (Feb. 28, 2001). Over the next months we can work together to make the transition a smooth one. 

Steve Graves


President Kennedy's letter to the membership