RECENT ARTICLES
  • Children Sickened by Excess Chlorine at Water Park

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    About 25 children became sick at White Lake Water Park in North Carolina after a pool employee didn’t turn off the chlorine system, resulting in a small amount of concentrated chlorine being pumped into a wave pool.

  • The AB Extra: July 10

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    This week's AB Extra features the world's first sliding field at a new stadium in London, a high school that's getting creative in solving a rodent problem and a Texas-shaped pool that's fighting to become a historical landmark.

  • Roll-Up Doors Flood Wellness Center Pool with Fresh Air

    by Paul Steinbach July 2015

    In recreation centers, roll-up doors made of metal are typically used to allow for easy transport of equipment between indoor and outdoor activity spaces, or to close off storage areas or point-of-sale operations.

  • Can You Match This Lifeguard's Level of Awareness?

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    A lifeguard’s quick reaction to a child struggling to swim in a crowded wave pool potentially saved the child’s life when no one else seemed to see him unable to stay above the water.

  • 2015 Showcase by the Numbers

    by AB Staff June 2015

    Wondering what the spread of this year's submissions looks like? Projects in the college market dominated, offering a healthy array of athletic, fitness and recreation endeavors. As far as design, an overarching theme across all markets was creating a sense of place through the use of grand and welcoming entrances and atriums, often featuring abundant glass and skylights.

  • Exposure to Pool Chemicals Sickens 40

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    Dozens of people at a California water park became sick last Thursday afternoon, forcing the water park to close.

  • Public Pool Drained by Vandals Who Knew What They Were Doing

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    Police in Boone County, West Virginia are searching for a group of teenagers who they say drained a public pool on Monday night.

  • The AB Extra: June 12

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    This week's AB Extra features a smelly situation at Dodger Stadium, an NFL football star with plans to become a chicken farmer following his retirement, and the emergence of virtual reality technology in both football and general exercise. 

  • Four Cited After Fight at Community Pool

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    A fight at a public pool in Ohio led to the citation of two adults and two juveniles after the altercation got out of control.

  • Public Pools Banning Underwater Breath-Holding

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    Public swimming pools across the country are banning prolonged breath holding due to condition called hypoxic blackout, or shallow water blackout, which can lead to drowning. It's a topic AB first explored in 2006.