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  • 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. mnolan@southtownstar.com 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Window Graphics Become Gymnastics Center’s Signature

    by Paul Steinbach September 2014

    Utilized in cardiovascular equipment areas, around jogging tracks and in other program spaces, exterior glass performs triple duty.

  • 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. 

  • 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.