• Michigan Water Park Evacuated Due to Burns, Vomiting

    by Courtney Cameron February 2019

    The recreation pool at Splash Universe water park in Dundee, Mich., was evacuated as a precautionary measure Saturday after guests began to complain about skin irritation and vomiting. A Monroe County Dispatch worker told the local ABC affiliate that burns sustained were not significant.

  • Parents of Drowned Child Sue Club, Others for $56M

    by Paul Steinbach February 2019

    The parents of a five-year-old boy who drowned on the first day of a summer camp hosted by Timberhill Athletic Club in Corvallis, Ore., are suing the club, certain staff members, and state and county authorities for $56.6 million.

  • New Product Roundup: Lighting | Fitness | Graphics

    by AB Staff February 2019

    Check out the newest products as seen in the January | February 2019 issue.

  • Elevation Mistake Delays Opening of $3.2M City Pool

    by Courtney Cameron February 2019

    Members of the Tulsa Park and Recreation Board were informed this week that a new concrete pool in the city’s Lacy Park has formed cracks after being built at the wrong elevation, likely delaying the opening of the long-awaited, $3.2 million facility a full year.

  • YMCA Closes Pool Due to Ongoing Maintenance

    by Courtney Cameron January 2019

    The Family YMCA of Marietta, Ohio, has announced the closure of its pool due to maintenance issues, including outdated pipes and a crack in the pool wall.

  • Rec Center Pool Reopens After Legionnaires' Scare

    by Jason Scott January 2019

    The indoor pool at the Arnold (Mo.) Recreation Center is open again after briefly closing due to a Legionnaires’ Disease scare.

  • Local Pool Closes after Health Department Visit

    by Andy Berg January 2019

    A local indoor public pool in Arnold, Mo., is being temporarily closed for precautionary reasons.

  • Facility Friday: Arizona Outdoor Pool, Twins Ballpark

    by Jason Scott January 2019

    The University of Arizona celebrated the completion of its $13.2 million renovation to the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. The project required a complete infrastructure overhaul, and includes overhead structures to allow sun in during the winter months, but provide shade during the summer months. The outdoor facility will host its first meet Friday when the women’s swim team hosts Washington State. —

  • Mustang Makeover: Building One of America's Top Aquatic Venues

    by Barrett Kilmer January 2019

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    The Mustangs of Southern Methodist University in Dallas have a long and storied tradition of swimming success that includes dozens of Olympic medalists, scores of NCAA All-Americans and a staggering string of conference championships dating back decades. In recent years, however, the team’s equally hallowed home, the Perkins Natatorium, began to show its age. School officials commissioned a prominent local architectural firm to study the site and make recommendations. Could it be revitalized and restored, thus preserving one of the most legendary collegiate pools in the United States? Or would it share the fate of the football team’s Ownby Stadium, which fell to the wrecking ball in 1998?

  • Facility Friday: Northwestern State Conditioning Center, Michigan State Field Lights

    by Jason Scott January 2019

    Northwestern State University unveiled plans for a new $3.4 million strength and conditioning center. The facility will offer 11,600 square feet of weight training space, and will serve all 14 of the school’s athletics programs. A second phase will add a rehabilitation center and sports medicine upgrades to the project. —