Exterior Staircase Connects West Hollywood Park’s Greenspace to Its Pools
Staircases are a common means of connecting venue levels, but the grand stair at the West Hollywood Park Aquatic and Recreation Center takes the concept to atypical literal and figurative heights.
Florida Aquatics Swimming & Training (FAST)
Florida Aquatics Swimming & Training provides elite training with the goal of producing the next generation of champion swimmers.
2023 Facilities of Merit Winner: West Hollywood Aquatic & Recreation Center
The West Hollywood Aquatic & Recreation Center (ARC) is the final phase of a masterplan for the park and community buildings at West Hollywood Park. The main goal of the project wasto create a state-of-the-art community recreation and aquatic facility...
Cities Boost Wages, Embrace 'Culture Change' to Beat Lifeguard Shortage
Lifeguard shortages closed thousands of pools and beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic, when social distancing requirements disrupted training and rising wages lured some workers to other summer jobs.
Designing an Aquatics Facility to Maximize Programming Flexibility
When the City of Sedalia, Mo., began designing the aquatics components of what would become the 92,000-square-foot Heckart Community Center, plans called for a leisure pool, a competition pool and a whirlpool. But then local school district officials...
Safety & Security
Texas Waterpark Temporarily Closes After 4-Year-Old Drowns
A waterpark in Stephenville, Texas, was closed Sunday, one day after a 4-year-old child drowned at the park.
City in Minnesota Gathers Funding to Fix Pool Leaking 18,000 Gallons a Day
Officials in a Minnesota city have gathered funds to fix a community pool that's leaking thousands of gallons of water per day...
Lifeguards Use AED, CPR to Save Man Who Suffered Heart Attack While Swimming
An avid swimmer and volunteer adult Scout leader in Kentucky was saved by lifeguards using an AED and CPR after he suffered a heart attack while swimming earlier this month.
Two Contracted Astrovirus After Visiting Iowa Splash Pad, Parent Says
An Iowa mother said her son, as well as a friend, had contracted an astrovirus infection after playing at a local splash pad.
In Third Year of Lifeguard Shortage in U.S., Half of Nation's Pools May Have to Reduce Hours, Close This Summer
Many schools across the United States have started summer break already, but the nation's youth might not be able to take to community swimming pools as the third year of the lifeguard shortage continues.
Cities Turn to Bonuses to Help Fill Lifeguard Positions
As summer approaches, many cities are turning to bonus incentives to help fill lifeguard positions and keep swimmers safe at public pools.
Fort Wayne Natatorium Installs New AI-Powered Drowning Prevention System
The 40,000-square-foot Hellen P. Brown Natatorium in Fort Wayne, Ind., has invested in a new drowning prevention system.
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AB Show 2023 in Baltimore
AB Show is a solution-focused event for athletics, fitness, recreation and military professionals.
Nov 1-4, 2023