RECENT ARTICLES
  • Child Receives Second-Degree Burns at Splash Pad

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    A concerned parent called the Greenwood, Ind., parks department after her son received a second-degree burn on Monday from walking on the blacktop of a splash pad at City Center Park.

  • Electronic Surveillance Technology for Drowning Detection

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Human beings are fallible. This is the humble truth that has inspired recent technological advancement in the expanding field of aquatic safety, an industry that has long relied entirely upon that fickle surveyor, the human eye. New products in every imaginable form are making their debut on the market, all with the unifying goal of showing us what our eyes might have missed. From electronic surveillance and wearable alert systems to secret lifeguard audits and 3-D imaging, aquatic safety is in a period of flux.

  • Group Exercise Explores Water-Based Fitness

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Across the country, gyms are getting on board with water-based exercise classes, converting more and more traditional fitness routines to be done in, on or around the water.

  • How to Help Prevent Drownings with Expert Pool Safety Sign Systems (Sponsored)

    by Derek Eversdyke, Clarion Safety Systems May 2017

    This sponsored content was provided by Clarion Safety Systems. What is sponsored content?

    About 10 people die of unintentional drowning every day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Water presents a very real hazard. As with any risk in a facility, when a property has a pool, its potential hazards and information on how to avoid those hazards must be communicated to people as part of the facility’s legal “duty to warn.” When it comes to your water safety program, correctly designed signs are key to keeping swimmers safe from harm and facilities free from lawsuits. The challenge is that most pool safety signs in use today don’t comply with the latest best practice safety sign design standards. This means the vast majority of pool owners are missing the opportunity to effectively convey critical safety communication to pool users, which unnecessarily risks accidents and costly litigation.

  • 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.

  • New Projects: Detroit Multisport Complex | Raiders Stadium | UBC Aquatic Center

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Breaking Ground

  • Austin to Close Three Pools for Summer

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    As summer approaches and temperatures rise in Austin, Texas, residents will have three fewer public pools in which to cool off during the 2017 season.

  • Charlotte-Area Lifeguard Drowns in YMCA Pool

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    A lifeguard at the Lincoln County YMCA in North Carolina was found dead in the facility’s pool early Thursday morning.

  • Lawsuit: Man Got Legionnaires’ Disease from Hot Tub

    by Jason Scott March 2017

    A Long Island man is claiming that a hot tub at an LA Fitness location is to blame for his contracting Legionnaires’ disease.

  • Electrocution Prompts Safety Inspection Reform

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    State leaders in North Carolina are taking steps toward implementing stricter pool safety inspection regulations, after the accidental death of a teenage lifeguard last Labor Day weekend revealed a devastating hole in the required precautions.