• At Cost of $99M, 'Taj Mahal II' Aquatic Facility Has Critics

    by Greg Mellen, The Orange County Register September 2014

    In about a month, the city of Long Beach will begin demolition in preparation of creating a new state-of-the-art, $99 million pleasure palace of an Olympic-quality swimming and diving facility.

  • Pool's New Design Sacrifices Seating for Dive Well

    by Eric Bradley September 2014

    A dive well apart from an indoor pool has been a sticking point for aquatics advocates eager to replicate the competitive successes of the current Belmont Pool, the site of the 1968 and 1976 U.S. Olympic trials.

  • Parks Director: 'More Than Just a Pool' in Replacement

    by BILL VIDONIC September 2014

    Alecia Flood sees a time when the Zelienople Pool will have bigger slides, a heater, better diving boards and other amenities to attract people from throughout the area.

  • Video: 2014 Facilities of Merit Preview

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    The Architectural Showcase is always one of the highlights of the year here at Athletic Business. We invite architects, builders, consultants and facility owners to submit their best work from the previous three years. The difficult part is choosing just 10 of these outstanding facilities to earn the honor of being recognized as our Facilities of Merit.

  • Buffalo-Shaped Pool Draws Variety of Colorado Students

    by Paul Steinbach August 2014

    A small component of the University of Colorado Boulder Student Recreation Center's 300,000-square-foot renovation and expansion produced some fairly substantial debate.

  • Three Shocked by Electric Current, Philly Pool Shut Down

    by Rexford Sheild August 2014

    Experiencing weather between 70 and 80 degrees on Friday, some Philadelphia residents were not able to enjoy one city-owned pool. Three children were reportedly shocked by an electrical current running through the water, prompting O'Connor Pool to be shut down temporarily. 

  • After Toddler Drowning, City Opts for Shrubs, Not Fence

    by Jose Patino Girona, Tribune staff August 2014

    One year ago, 2-year-old Armani Pierce was found by a Tampa police dive team in about six feet of water off an algae-covered bank on the Hillsborough River at Temple Crest Park. The family was at the park for football practice for his brother and cheerleading practice for his sister. The toddler drowned after slipping from his mother's sight.

  • Voters to Decide Fate of $13.5M Indoor Aquatic Center

    by Safiya Merchant August 2014

    Glen Ellyn Park District voters will get the chance in November to decide if they want to pay for construction of an indoor aquatic center.

  • Community Center Begins $20.9M Pool Reonvation

    by KELLY SMITH; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) August 2014

    After years of planning and failed public funding requests, the project to replace the center's 30-year-old pool and add two eight-lane lap pools is underway, with crews working this summer on a 32,000-square-foot addition.

  • Key Considerations When Building a Splash Pad

    by Paul Steinbach August 2014

    They're bubbling up from Texas to Minnesota and from coast to coast as complements to traditional dry playgrounds and existing pools, as well as stand-alone aquatics amenities replacing traditional pools altogether. For many municipalities, both urban and suburban, splash pads offer a simpler, more affordable aquatics recreation alternative.