Locals in the NT town of Katherine have raised concerns over chemical levels in their town pool, with PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) levels almost reaching the maximum permitted level.
EvoHeat is going global, with the company announcing a strategic business decision to expand into Singapore. The expansion company, Evo Industries Singapore, will officially launch in late September 2017.
Jonas Leisure has been named as the exclusive distributor of Udio's school and course management software, which is designed to connect swim schools and aquatic facilities with the parents of young swimmers online in real time.
After the UQ Aquatic Centre was damaged in the Brisbane floods, the university seized the opportunity to upgrade its existing 50 m pool. The upgrade included installing an S.R. Smith SwimWall System to provide more options for programming.
The town of Dartmouth lacked a community pool for year-round learn-to-swim classes and recreation. In late 2016, following many years of the community working hard to raise funds, a 25 m indoor pool was built and opened to the public. OC-1 filter media was selected for its effectiveness and energy efficiency.
Lake Macquarie City Council has been issued with a $15,000 fine by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) after 16,000 L of chlorinated water was discharged into a creek from the West Wallsend Swim Centre.
Lifeguards who work more than 500 hours a year at indoor pools are two to six times more likely to suffer respiratory problems than those who work fewer hours, a Canadian study has found.
Belgravia Leisure's Access and Inclusion Program has been jointly awarded the top prize for the Programs, Activities and Events category at the Sports, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards.
Learn-to-swim schools are being encouraged to support Learn2Swim Week, an initiative that aims to boost the number of children learning to swim. Learn2Swim Week offers free swimming lessons for children under five at partnered swim schools around the country.
A swimming and water safety teacher has received national recognition for her inclusive and accessible swimming program. Jill Heffernan was presented with the 2016 National Teacher of Aquatics — Access and Inclusion Award by AUSTSWIM.
The Asian Attractions Expo (AAE), held from 13–16 June in Singapore, attracted an estimated 7500 participants, including 5100 qualified buyers and 375 exhibiting companies from 34 countries.
The Park Regis Hotel in Subiaco, Perth, is now home to Western Australia's first free-standing rooftop composite fibreglass pool. The custom-designed pool, constructed and installed by Aqua Technics Commercial, was lifted by crane to the top of the nine-storey hotel.
Tamworth Regional Council has brought forward plans for an aquatic centre in response to lobbying by a local group. The planning and design was originally set to be completed by December 2020, but the council has now promised to have the project 'shovel ready' by December 2018.
Belgravia Leisure has been appointed to manage 10 aquatic facilities across the Moreton Bay region. The company will now manage council pools at Bribie Island, Caboolture, Deception Bay, Woodford, Albany Creek, Ferny Hills, Lawnton, Murrumba Downs, North Lakes and Dayboro.
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