RECENT ARTICLES
  • New Product Roundup: Fitness | Safety | Scoring

    by AB Staff August 2019

    Check out the newest products as seen in the July | August 2019 issue.

  • Round-the-Clock Programming for Competition Pools

    by Courtney Cameron August 2019

    Aquatics facility operators are always looking for ways to fill the water during more hours of the day. But for large rectilinear pools, introducing recreational programming isn't always the best way to diversify use. Clovis West High School in Fresno, Calif., which has hosted the California Interscholastic Federation State Swimming & Diving Championships for five consecutive years, has a laser focus on competition aquatics — and still manages to keep the pool in use more than 12 hours a day, six days a week.

  • What to Consider When Embarking on A High School Branding Strategy

    by Andy Berg August 2019

    The small, tight-knit community of Elkhorn, Wis., isn't short on pride or support for its schools and athletics programs. The town has passed a pair of referendums over the past five years, approving monies for upgrades to everything from the Elks' academic and common areas in different buildings across the district to gymnasiums, expanded tennis courts, new turf for its football field, and a major practice and fitness facility for the high school called The Agility Center. Each of these projects was approached with an eye toward ensuring that the projects themselves speak for and about "The Herd."

  • Five Quarts of Oil Dumped Into Community Pool

    by Andy Berg August 2019

    It could have been worse for the community pool at Columbia Park in Turlock, Calif., after someone launched an open 5-quart container of motor oil into the pool earlier this week.

  • Wave Pool Generates 'Tsunami,' Injures 44 People

    by Andy Berg August 2019

    A wave machine at a water park in China malfunctioned over the weekend, creating a veritable tsunami and injuring 44 people.

  • How Adventure Cove Rejuvenated Aquatics in West Texas

    by Michael Popke August 2019

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    For years, local leaders in Abilene, Texas, endeavored to bring in an outside operator to open a waterpark — a Wet ‘n Wild or some other national brand. The idea never gained a lot of momentum, though, thanks in part to an ongoing water-shortage crisis in that West Texas community. 

  • Pool Safety Products for Seamless Drowning Prevention

    by Courtney Cameron August 2019

    Lifeguards might be considered specialized guardian angels, keeping catastrophe at bay and providing peace of mind for aquatics facility patrons and operators alike. However, lifeguards aren't omniscient beings with supernatural gifts of sight — they are, in many cases, teens or young adults with a high level of personal responsibility and limited authority to make positioning changes to increase their own efficacy.

  • New Product Roundup: Aquatics | Fitness | Cryo Therapy

    by Courtney Cameron August 2019

    Check out the newest products as seen in the September 2019 issue.

  • New Projects: West End Stadium | Stewart Field | Panama City Beach Sports Complex

    by Courtney Cameron August 2019

    Breaking Ground

  • Toddler Suffers Burns from Hot Metal at Pool

    by Andy Berg July 2019

    A family looking to cool off at the Westlake (Ohio) Aquatic Center ended up in the emergency room over the weekend after their daughter suffered second-degree burns on her feet.