• Trends in Aquatic Design Over the Past 40 Years

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Since 1977, the aquatics industry has been evolving ceaselessly, with pools changing in shape, depth and size, while designers worked to meet evermore specific health, safety and accessibility regulations. Athletic Business spoke with aquatics professionals at Counsilman-Hunsaker and Water Technology Inc., asking veterans of the industry what changes have stood out over the course of their careers.

  • New Projects: Detroit Multisport Complex | Raiders Stadium | UBC Aquatic Center

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Breaking Ground

  • Austin to Close Three Pools for Summer

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    As summer approaches and temperatures rise in Austin, Texas, residents will have three fewer public pools in which to cool off during the 2017 season.

  • Charlotte-Area Lifeguard Drowns in YMCA Pool

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    A lifeguard at the Lincoln County YMCA in North Carolina was found dead in the facility’s pool early Thursday morning.

  • YMCA to Close Outdoor Pool

    by Lana Sweeten-Shults April 2017

    The YMCA will sacrifice the popular Bill Bartley Family Branch outdoor pool as it gets ready to take the plunge on a $14 million expansion project.

  • Commission Seeks More Versatile Aquatic Center

    by Earle Kimel March 2017

    The North Port City (Fla.) Commission decided Wednesday to seek a more versatile option than a 50-meter competition swimming pool for an aquatic center at Butler Park.

  • $7M Indoor Aquatics Center Coming to Minneapolis Park

    by Faiza Mahamud March 2017

    Nearly 100 people gathered Tuesday to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Phillips Community Aquatics Center in south Minneapolis after years of fundraising and sometimes contentious debate.

  • Lawsuit: Man Got Legionnaires’ Disease from Hot Tub

    by Jason Scott March 2017

    A Long Island man is claiming that a hot tub at an LA Fitness location is to blame for his contracting Legionnaires’ disease.

  • Electrocution Prompts Safety Inspection Reform

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    State leaders in North Carolina are taking steps toward implementing stricter pool safety inspection regulations, after the accidental death of a teenage lifeguard last Labor Day weekend revealed a devastating hole in the required precautions.

  • Aquatic Center Set to Open in June

    by Brian Bethel March 2017

    The city of Abilene's new aquatics center is on pace, said Wayne Lisenbee, capital improvements program director, the facility set to open in June, if not earlier.