• Lessee Invested $20K to Ensure Public Pool's Reopening

    by Megan Boehnke 865-342-6432 December 2014

    The Emerald Youth Foundation will reopen the city-owned pool it has leased at the Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center after investing $20,000 in upgrades to the facility.

  • In Maine, Swim Coaches Lament Switch to Timed Finals

    by GLENN JORDAN Staff Writer December 2014

    The Class A and B swimming and diving state championships in February will use timed finals, meaning the winner may not be the person who touches first in the highest-seeded heat. The meets will begin in mid-morning and finish by mid-afternoon.

  • College Diver Severely Injures Face on Three-Meter Board

    by David Jablonski December 2014

    A Wittenberg diver remains in stable condition in a Lexington, Ky., hospital after hitting his face on the diving board during a competition Saturday, but he's expected to make a full recovery.

  • Developer Plans Ice Rink, Water Park for Closed Mall

    by Mike Nolan. November 2014

    With a scheduled closing of Lincoln Mall less than two months away, a Matteson resident said he wants to convert the indoor mall into a "sports and entertainment campus."

  • College of Charleston Mulls Ending Aquatics Programs

    by Staff reports November 2014

    College of Charleston athletic officials met with members of the swimming and diving teams on Thursday to inform them that the school is considering eliminating the program after the 2014-2015 season.

  • Treatment Technology Eyed for Spray Park Wastewater

    by Aaron Aupperlee, Pittsburgh Tribune Review October 2014

    The technology that treats millions of gallons of water in the Saudi Arabian desert could soon process water in two Allegheny County parks.

  • Improving Pool Safety with Model Aquatic Health Code

    by Dennis Van Milligen October 2014

    The movie "Jaws" made you afraid to go into the water, but it was the inclusion of the "Jaws" theme music in another "scary" water scene five years later that likely resonated more with moviegoers. But instead of a shark, the object of fear was a Baby Ruth candy bar. Harold Ramis' classic comedy "Caddyshack" — virtually impossible not to quote while golfing nearly 35 years after its release — makes light of the pool safety nightmare known as a Code Brown, but that subject is certainly no laughing matter to pool operators tasked with keeping their aquatic facilities safe and clean.

  • Fate of Historic Olympic Trials Pool to Be Decided

    by Bob Keisser, The Orange County Register October 2014

    During one of the public meetings to discuss plans replace the deteriorating Belmont Plaza Pool, an onlooker without a vested interest in the project asked the simplest of questions: "Why are we arguing over a pool?" The answer was also simple: This isn't just any pool.

  • Key Concepts to a Successful Pool Renovation

    by Dennis Berkshire, Guest Contributor October 2014

    Now that the economy seems to be solid in its recovery, many aquatics professionals are looking to renovate or reinvest in their facilities. But before jumping into a major or even minor renovation, there are some key components facility owners must consider.

  • Air Force Base Looks to Partner with City on New Pool

    by HOWARD ALTMAN Tribune staff October 2014

    Thanks to a program implemented by the Air Force, the 6th Air Mobility Wing and the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department are now looking into building a pool that would be available to those who live on and work at the base as well as Tampa civilian residents with no specific connection to the military.