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.
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.
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.
Available from Waterco, the Electroheat PRO 100 kW heat pump commercial-grade pool heater is designed to deliver efficient large-pool heating in an easy-to-operate and -install package. Each unit can heat up to 250,000 L and can be manifolded for larger pools.
A Sydney council's decision to install privacy curtains around a 25 m indoor pool has drawn criticism from the community, due in part to media reports that the curtains were installed to appease the local Muslim community.
The Alan Shearer Activity Centre is a specialist recreational, sensory and social centre for people with disabilities. With its hydrotherapy pool having seen better days, the centre's management set about replacing it with a £500,000 state-of-the-art facility that was bigger and better. Whitewaters Ltd, the pool specialist that handled construction of the new pool, chose OC-1 filter media to handle the pool's filtration.
A survey of swimming pool users in the US has revealed some laissez-faire attitudes to swimming pool use and health. The results show that many adults don't take swimming hygiene seriously, with as many as one in four adults (25%) saying they would swim within one hour of having diarrhoea.
The founder of JUMP! Swim Schools Fairfield has been nominated for the 2017 Australian Franchise Woman of the Year. Amanda Hicks opened the swim school in 2015 with just 62 students. The school now has nearly 500 students and Hicks plans to open her second franchise in late 2017.
In 2015, Life Floor had one eye on the growing cruise ship industry, believing its floor tiles would be perfect for on-deck water parks. Starting with a 'trial run' on Carnival Magic in February 2015, Carnival Cruise Line has now installed the product on nine of its ships in under 13 months.
Organisers of the NSW Country Pool Managers Conference have announced the date and location of the 2018 conference: 16 to 18 May in Nambucca Heads on the NSW mid-north coast. The venue and dates were announced on day two of the 2017 Country Pool Managers Conference, which is being held in Queanbeyan.
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