Our Leadership

Keith Switzer
General Manager

keith.switzer@columbia-pmg.com

(803) 929-1090

Keith founded Carolina Pool Management - Columbia in 1995 in partnership with The Pool Management Group leadership team.  Before that, he was the head men's swimming coach at the University of South Carolina. He served at South Carolina from 1986 through 1999.  He was a competitive swimmer since the age of 7, swimming at the University of Florida where he helped the Gators win two national titles. He is still involved in swimming, competing on the masters level and has broken world records. He has over thirty years experience in and around swimming pools.

About Our Team

Carolina Pool Management - Columbia provides pool management, lifeguard staffing services and pool maintenance services across greater Columbia.   

We operate from Greenville to Irmo, and Lexington to Blythewood. 

Our Safety Advisors

As part of The Pool Management Group network, our customers and employees receive the expertise of our internationally renowned Safety Advisors, Dr. Tom Griffiths and the team at Aquatic Safety Research Group. Their expertise is instilled throughout our risk reduction techniques and lifeguard training.  

Dr. Griffiths was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and is a Paragon Safety Award winner for his water safety efforts. He has been awarded the National Recreation and Park Association Distinguished Aquatic Service Award for a lifetime achievement and designated a European Lifeguard Academy Friend of the Academy for significant contributions to preventive Lifeguarding. Dr. Griffiths has also been named to  “Who’s Who in Aquatics- The Top 100”, and “Power 25- Top 25 most powerful aquatics professionals in the World”, by Aquatics International Magazine.

Dr. Griffiths has authored more than 300 papers that have been published in scientific, professional and popular journals. He is an external reviewer for the American Red Cross Swimming and Diving publications. 

The Pool Management Group

Our parent company, The Pool Management Group, and the 15 other companies in The Pool Management Group support Carolina Pool Management in our operations. In fact, the employees at headquarters don't run any pools directly. Instead, they're solely dedicated to assisting the various locations in our family of companies. 

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