Hayward CEO Kevin Holleran and three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines cut the ribbon for the new global headquarters and raise water safety awareness

Hayward is actively hiring, building an already strong presence in the Tar Heel State

Olympian Rowdy Gaines in support of the Step Into Swim™ initiative to promote safe swimming

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, May 03, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Hayward Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HAYW) (“Hayward” or the “Company”), a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad portfolio of equipment and swimming pool technologies celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in Charlotte’s South End with a ribbon cutting featuring three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines, Hayward CEO Kevin Holleran and a team of company employees.

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Pictured L-R: Susan Canning, Eifion Jones, Rowdy Gaines, Kevin Holleran, Lesley Billow (Photo: Business Wire)

Hayward has deep ties to North Carolina. Since 1995, the company has had a manufacturing facility in Clemmons, which today employs over 1,000 people. In October, Hayward strengthened its commitment to North Carolina with the opening of a 324,000 square foot distribution facility in Mocksville, North Carolina.

Last year, the company also announced plans to move its headquarters from New Jersey to North Carolina. The company’s new 21,000 square foot office is located in the Vantage South End building and houses approximately 90 employees, including senior management, human resources, finance, legal, information technology and teams. of Hayward sales and marketing. Hayward is hiring in the Charlotte metro area, with vacancies posted on Hayward’s career website at www.hayward.com/careers.

“Since 1995, Clemmons has been our manufacturing hub, and I’m thrilled that we’re adding to that presence by moving our headquarters here to the Queen City. We want to be a good neighbor and an active part of this community,” Holleran mentioned. “Every day at Clemmons and now here in Charlotte, we use cutting-edge technology to develop products that save energy and help people get the most out of their swimming pools and backyards. We want to continue to grow and develop our team here in North Carolina and look forward to taking advantage of the talent pool in the region.”

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines joined the company in cutting the ribbon. Hayward is a platinum-level sponsor of Step Into Swim™, a 10-year initiative organized by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance to create one million more swimmers. In 2021, Step Into Swim™ awarded 22 grants to facilities across the country, including in North Carolina.

“Whether you’re learning to walk or using a walker, knowing how to swim safely can improve your life,” Gaines said. “The goal of Step Into Swim is to equip children and adults with the skills they need to swim safely. To date, we have funded over 280,000 swim lessons nationwide, and we have been able to do this with the support of Hayward and the support of our peers at the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance.I am thrilled to help Hayward open this new headquarters.

May is National Water Safety Month, an annual awareness campaign coordinated by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance with support from the American Red Cross, National Recreation and Park Association, and World Waterpark Association. Hayward is a member of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance and sponsor of Step Into Swim™.

About Hayward Holdings, Inc.

Hayward Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HAYW) is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of pool equipment and technology, all essential to the SmartPad™ conversion strategy designed to deliver a superior outdoor living experience. Hayward offers a full line of innovative, energy efficient and sustainable residential and commercial pool equipment, including a full line of pumps, filters, heaters, automatic pool cleaners, LED lighting, Internet of Things (IoT) enabled controls, alternative sanitizers and water characteristics.

About Step Into Swim

Step Into Swim, with the support of founding partner Every Child A Swimmer, is an initiative of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance committed to safe swimming education and drowning prevention. The initiative provides children with the education and learn-to-swim programs they need to be safer in the water.

Since 2012, the Step Into Swim program has enabled more than 285,000 children to take swimming lessons. The organization’s goal is to raise $500,000 annually for Step Into Swim initiatives.

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