- Swim Lessons Offered for Drowning Prevention Month
by Alexandra Seltzer April 2018
April is Drowning Prevention Awareness Month in Palm Beach County, and Boynton Beach and the county have safety opportunities for the public's benefit.
- Adding New Revenue Streams to Your Aquatics Facility
by Kate Rampone April 2018
It can be a challenge to incorporate recreational programming within competitive pool spaces, while ensuring both programs meet their full potential. However, an improved bottom line through additional revenue streams and less downtime in your aquatics facility might be worth the extra planning and coordination. Plus, there are a lot of fresh, fun and inclusive recreational programming options that can make your competitive pool space into one that's used by all walks of life within your community.
- New Pool Space Solutions from Down Under (Sponsored)
by Karen Andrus-Hughes, S.R.Smith February 2018
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Swimming is a favorite Aussie pastime, so it’s no wonder a unique swimming pool separation system was developed in Australia. SwimWall Systems™ from S.R.Smith help maximize pool space and allow a variety of aquatic activities to take place simultaneously. Today there are close to two dozen aquatic facilities in Australia that are maximizing their pool space with SwimWall Systems.
- AB Show 2017: Pre-Show Coverage
by Andy Berg November 2017
- How to Maximize the Use of Aquatics Recreation Space
by Courtney Cameron October 2017
Creative programming is key to counterbalancing the costs of operating a successful aquatics facility — even for college campuses like North Dakota State University, where the aquatics center's building and operation costs come out of student fees. Students who voted in 2013 to build the school's new aquatics center prioritized certain specialty programming — such as indoor scuba diving certification opportunities — as must-haves that made an increase in the cost of attendance worthwhile. Those looking for creative ways to broaden the classes, competitions and just-for-fun features that beckon patrons into an aquatics space will find many products aimed at expanding the patron base — as well as a few minor programming tweaks that can help appeal to a larger audience.
- How to Combine Community Use and Competition in Aquatic Centers
by Ted Watson September 2017
In developing a multi-use aquatic center, designers and operators are often met with a fundamental challenge — how to combine the demands of performance-based competition with those of community-based leisure offerings under one roof. To put it another way, how can your aquatic center train athletes, teach tots and entertain thrill-seeking bathers all at the same time?
- Why Hydrotherapy Breaks the Barrier for Better Recovery, Training and Performance (Sponsored)
by Deb Cox, SwimEx July 2017
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Hydrotherapy is the ultimate training and recovery tool. It’s a low impact workout that yields high impact results with less joint stress, muscle fatigue, and injury. Athletes can work harder, recover faster, and stay in the game. It’s a rehabilitation tool that allows for conditioning during recovery with faster results. But why does it work?
- 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.
- Unexpected Pool Closure Brings Parks and Rec Changes
by Jason Scott January 2017
A staffing issue that led to the unexpected closure of the Genoveva Chavez Community Center natatorium in Santa Fe, N.M., on Saturday is expected to result in changes for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department employees.
- World’s Tallest Waterslide to Be Torn Down
by Courtney Cameron November 2016
The Schlitterbahn waterpark in Kansas City (Kan.) announced last Tuesday that the Verrückt, known to be the world’s tallest waterslide, will not reopen following the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, son of state representative Scott Schwab, in August. The slide has been closed since the incident, and is now scheduled to be torn down.