FIRST TWO EPISODES AVAILABLE NOW ON APPLE ITUNES

Ellensburg, WA - May 4, 2017WMS Aquatics has announced the release of an all new aquatics industry focused podcast series called ‘The Bell Lap’. The audio podcast series launches with the release of two episodes featuring engaging interviews with author Bill Meier and rock musician Paul Rapp, and will continue with new episodes every three weeks. Podcasts are available for free on the WMS Aquatics website or via the Apple iTunes store by searching ‘The Bell Lap’.

"The aquatics industry is filled with so many interesting characters. Our goal with the podcast is to capture their stories and share them with as wide an audience as possible." said Marc Sanders, host of The Bell Lap podcast series. “The Bell Lap podcast series aims to be the internet's premier source for aquatics industry information, including swimming news, product reviews, and interviews with industry leaders, aquatics directors, swim coaches and trainers and those whose lives have been influenced by their connection to water.”

Episode 1 features an interview with author and aquatics instructor Bill Meier. Bill's book “Water Rites” details his time as a lifeguard on Nassau Beach, New York. The conversation also includes Bill’s work developing adult learn to swim programs.This emotion filled episode should appeal to those interested in lifeguarding, surfing and US Masters Swimming.

Episode 2 features an interview with Paul Rapp from the 80's band Blotto, known for their MTV hit song "I Wanna Be A Lifeguard." Paul's career path has taken him in some incredible directions, recently landing him in the most unlikely of spots - a lifeguard chair. This laughter-filled episode is a must for music fans as well as those who recognize how swimming can shape (and reshape) our lives.

Listeners are encouraged to suggest future guests as well as share comments on the WMS website or via email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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