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    The Family YMCA of Marietta, Ohio, has announced the closure of its pool due to maintenance issues, including outdated pipes and a crack in the pool wall.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

  • New Projects: ADPRO Sports Training Center | Kansas State Athletics Facilities | HAPC

    by Courtney Cameron November 2018

    Grand Openings

  • Bathhouse Confidential: How to Ensure Return Visits

    by Stephen Springs November 2018

    Although some outdoor pool facilities have been closed since Labor Day, outdoor aquatics centers in many warm-weather states remain open longer. Critical to the success of any outdoor pool facility is the bathhouse — which typically is the first structure patrons see and visit en route to the pool deck.

  • Product Spotlight: AB Show 2018 Exhibitors

    by Courtney Cameron November 2018

    Check out these products as seen in the November | December 2018 issue.

  • Village Looks to New Pool to Meet Long-Term Needs

    by Courtney Cameron October 2018

    The McFarland School District of South Central Wisconsin has been slowly outgrowing its aquatics facilities for decades. Built in 1978, the original Angie O'Donnell Aquatic Center has a six-lane rectangular competition pool that is in constant demand, both from students and across the village's demographic spectrum. Now, after a years-long planning and approval process, the facility will be flexing its boundaries to make room for the flood of interest that consistently meets its programming.