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

    by Andy Berg June 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."

  • Round-the-Clock Programming for Competition Pools

    by Courtney Cameron June 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.

  • Corpus Christi Awaits Approval of Splash Pads

    by Andy Berg May 2019

    The Corpus Christi (Texas) Parks and Recreation Department is looking to make a splash this season with the installation of new water features.

  • New Product Roundup: Fitness Equipment | Aquatics | Graphics

    by Courtney Cameron May 2019

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

  • NYC's 'Cool Pools' Project Tackles 11 Pools in Two Years

    by Courtney Cameron May 2019

    Renovating just one pool can be a huge undertaking — from narrowing down the available options to getting investors and the community on board to navigating closures while work is done. So it isn't difficult to imagine that committing to a renovation plan aimed at revamping every municipal pool over the course of several years is an impressive undertaking — especially in a city the size of New York, which boasts a staggering roster of 34 outdoor pools, 19 outdoor mini-pools and 12 indoor pools.

  • New Projects: Xtream Arena | Regency Mall Aquatics Center | Rector Fieldhouse Renovation

    by Courtney Cameron May 2019

    Breaking Ground

  • Pasco Awaits Legislation for Local Aquatics Facilities

    by Courtney Cameron April 2019

    Voters in Pasco, Wash., are waiting on the outcome of House Bill 1499, a “vote-to-float” measure that would add aquatics facilities to a list allowing districts to build based solely on local approval, according to the Tri-City Herald.

  • Product Spotlight 2019: Aquatic Components

    by Courtney Cameron April 2019

    Check out these products as seen in the April 2019 issue.

  • New Product Roundup: Security | Aquatics | Technology

    by Courtney Cameron April 2019

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

  • Purchasing Guide: Starting Blocks

    by AB Staff April 2019

    Swimmers, take your marks — Bang! This issue's purchasing guide will help get your athletes off to their best start with a rundown of what to consider when selecting just the right starting blocks for your aquatics facility.