Six-Figure Repair Costs Could Doom Wave Pool
by KARA MOORE, For the Daily Mail January 2015
Repairs to the basin of the wave pool at Valley Park in Putnam County could cost three times more than officials expected.
How to Design a World-Class Diving Venue
by Doug Cook January 2015
The design of a world-class diving venue requires understanding diving facility guidelines, diving competition rules, and the intricate interactions between divers and their environment.
Iconic Pool Demolished to Make Way for New Swim Center
by The Orange County Register December 2014
Demolition work was underway last week on Long Beach's iconic Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool. Workers were demolishing the indoor pool, locker rooms and adjacent ballroom to make way for a new swimming center.
Lessee Invested $20K to Ensure Public Pool's Reopening
by Megan Boehnke firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.