RECENT ARTICLES
  • Report: Crypto Cases Linked to Pools, Water Parks Surge

    by Kim Painter May 2017

    Reports of diarrhea outbreaks linked to cryptosporidiosis parasites in pools and water parks increased at least two-fold in two years, federal health officials reported Thursday.

  • Aquatics Programs Important for Communities

    by Adam Kennedy May 2017

    Swimming pools are big ideas and change agents that serve a community across the age and ability spectrum, and have for decades.

  • Bacteria Threatens Public Swim Park Plans

    by Meghan Ottolini May 2017

    The nonprofit overseeing the Charles River wants to open up a public swim park, even though tests of the 
water show frequent blooms of a dangerous bacteria that can cause skin rashes, vomit-ing and even neurological problems and liver damage, the Herald has learned. The Charles River Conservancy, a local nonprofit, is exploring the idea of a public swim park off the dock of North Point Park in Cambridge, near the Museum of Science. The group will hold its second public meeting to share ideas and hear feedback from locals May 17 in Cambridge.

  • 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.

  • Unexpected Pool Closure Brings Parks and Rec Changes

    by Jason Scott January 2017

    A staffing issue that led to the unexpected closure of the Genoveva Chavez Community Center natatorium in Santa Fe, N.M., on Saturday is expected to result in changes for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department employees.

  • World’s Tallest Waterslide to Be Torn Down

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    The Schlitterbahn waterpark in Kansas City (Kan.) announced last Tuesday that the Verrückt, known to be the world’s tallest waterslide, will not reopen following the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, son of state representative Scott Schwab, in August. The slide has been closed since the incident, and is now scheduled to be torn down.

  • Can Underwater Surveillance Help Prevent Drownings?

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    The city of Edmonton has recently issued a Request for Proposal for the installation of underwater cameras in response to concern over their growing drowning rates. The cameras, also called an Underwater Drowning Prevention System, are a relatively new technology that aid in surveillance and recognition of emergency situations. 

  • Dozens of Crypto Cases Linked to Water Parks, Pools

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    Health officials in Arizona and North Carolina have recently reported outbreaks of diarrheal illnesses caused by the parasite cryptosporidium that have spread in recreational water facilities.

  • Texas Surf Park in Legal Battle Over Pool Regulations

    by Stuart Goldman July 2016

    Should NLand Surf Park in Austin, Texas, be regulated as a swimming pool? That’s at the heart of two lawsuits filed last week between the surf park and Travis County, Texas.

  • Air Duct Accident Closes Fitness Center Pool

    by Jason Scott April 2016

    The pool area at Choice Fitness Center in Grand Forks, N.D., was closed over the weekend after a 60-foot section of a heating and cooling air duct fell from the ceiling.