Source: USA Swimming COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Swimming today announced the release of its first-ever Safe Sport Handbook which is designed to help USA Swimming members implement safe sport practices at the local level. The Safe Sport Handbook includes detailed information on USA Swimming policies, guidelines, best practices, strategies and tools. It will be an invaluable tool for all USA Swimming members and clubs and will be available online. The handbook will also be mailed to each of USA Swimming's 2,790 member clubs. "Over the past two year, we've been committed to growing awareness around the issue of safe sport," said Susan Woessner, USA Swimming's Director of Safe Sport. "The addition of the USA Swimming Safe Sport Handbook is just another way for us to reach all of our members and clubs and help them implement safe sport programming at the local level." The handbook is a product of the USA Swimming Safe Sport Committee, an 11-member volunteer body charged with review of athlete protection policies, guidelines, educational programs, reporting and adjudication procedures. The handbook debuted at the recent USA Swimming Safe Sport Leadership Conference. The three-day conference, held at the end of January, brought together more than 165 attendees to discuss abuse prevention in sports, including representatives from 35 Local Swim Committees around the U.S., 20 National Governing Bodies, the United States Olympic Committee and other youth serving organizations. USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy and safe sport environment for all its members. The USA Swimming Safe Sport Program raises awareness about misconduct in sport, promotes open dialogue, and provides training and resources. For more information about the program, visit www.usaswimming.org/protect. About USA SwimmingAs the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 300,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.
Source: Value Vinyls
Value Vinyls is pleased to announce Marc Shellshear as our new Director of Sales – Structure Fabrics.read more
Source: Kings Public Relations
–Kings become 15th NBA Team to Own an NBA D-League Affiliate
Sacramento, Calif.—The NBA Development League and the Sacramento Kings today announced that the team has acquired a controlling interest in the NBA D-League’s Reno Bighorns. With the purchase, the Kings become the 15th NBA team to own and operate its NBA D-League affiliate.
ST. LOUIS, MO (10.19.16) - Foundry St. Louis and CannonDesign, an integrated global design firm, officially unveiled initial renderings for a potential Major League Soccer (MLS) Stadium that could help bring MLS soccer to the city. The unveiling was part of a public engagement forum to collect feedback and discuss ideas from St. Louis community members and local soccer fans. It also comes in the wake of an announcement from MLS Commissioner Don Garber that St. Louis is one of three leading candidates for the league’s next round of expansion.read more
Source: Brinkley Sargent Wigington Architects
Jim Browne’s planning and programming work has won more than 75 awards
HOUSTON — Jim Browne, with more than 40 years of experience in the public parks and recreation sector, joined Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects, a Texas-based firm with offices in Dallas, Waco, and Austin, in September.read more
Source: Life Fitness
Life Fitness restructures manufacturing operations to better support Company growth
Rosemont, Ill., Oct. 20, 2016 – Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, today announced a restructuring plan for its Cybex manufacturing operations that results in the transition of production and support operations now at the Company’s Medway, Massachusetts, facility to existing facilities in Minnesota and Illinois.
Source: Sports Turf Managers Association
Open from October 21 through November 18; Winner Announced December 2
(LAWRENCE, Kan.) – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional organization for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide who are critical to the safety of athletes and coaches – kicks off the fourth annual “Mowing Patterns Contest” tomorrow, October 21.
Source: Escape Fitness
Interactive, cloud-based, multi-device solution brings challenges, gamification and personalization to functional fitness
Cincinnati, Ohio, October 20, 2016—Global functional fitness market leader Escape Fitness, in partnership with Dutch distributor FunXtion, is launching the FunXtion Interactive Platform—a cloud-based, multi-device solution that makes functional training safe, effective, accessible, motivational and fun inside and outside of the club environment for exercisers of all skill levels.read more
Source: AtmosAir Solutions
We spend 90% of our lives inside - Shouldn’t we enjoy it?
Leading indoor air purification company, AtmosAir™, (www.atmosair.com) has quietly been taking over the air we breathe in sports arenas (Dallas Cowboys, University of Southern California, Atlanta Braves), commercial buildings, hospitals (Yale New Haven, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center), casinos (Philadelphia Sugarhouse Casino, Pittsburgh Rivers Casino), hotels (Hilton, Loews) and our very own homes!read more