The City of Sydney’s upgraded Prince Alfred Park Pool will have free entry for six months.
Stay in contact with potential employers and potential employees on the SPLASH! Job Board. Also includes a link to aquatics jobs on the SPLASH! Sportspeople page.
SPLASH! has teamed with Sportspeople to bring online subscribers an up-to-date job-finding facility for people in the aquatics industry, and those interested in getting a start in the industry.
Swimming Australia has launched a new DVD aimed at building a greater awareness of swimming among people with disability.The Swimming for People with Disability DVD is designed to showcase the benefits and opportunities in the sport for people with disability and encourage participation.
The major project award for the 2010 SPLASH! Environmental Awards went to Gosford Olympic Pool.
The SPLASH! Environmental Awards – the world’s only environmental awards for the swimming pool, spa and aquatics industries – were presented at a gala dinner on the Gold Coast in late July. In total, 19 winners, finalists and encouragement awards were handed out to all sectors of the industry – from pool designers and builders [...]
Iceland is not the first country you think of for swimming research. However, a new study conducted there has shown that commencing swimming at the earliest possible age improves motor skills not only in water-based activities, but also in land-based activities. Hermundur Sigmundsson, a professor of psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology [...]
The leak-ridden War Memorial Olympic Pool will soon be bright, new and beautiful, thanks to Coffs Harbour City Council awarding a $5.4m contract to Coffs-based Swimplex Aquatics for a major upgrade. Based on a design brief by Facility Design Group Architects, the upgrade involves renovating the 50m pool to FINA length standards with wet deck [...]
A Melbourne consortium is proposing to build a swimming pool cantilevered over the Yarra River near the Melbourne Aquarium. It would be adjacent to the tourist district and would also have immediate access for office workers and high rise residents in the central business district (CBD). It is proposed the pool would occupy a site [...]
A new study shows that swimming increases men’s longevity 50 per cent more effectively than running, walking or being sedentary. The University of South Carolina study led by Dr Steven Blair evaluated comprehensive physical exams and behavioural surveys from thousands of people who were enrolled in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study (ACLS) over the past [...]
A South American study testing how safe it is for expectant mothers to take to the pool has come up with some highly positive results. Not only did it find that aquarobics is not harmful to pregnant women, it found that fewer of the participants needed painkillers during childbirth. Although the study was not set [...]
WhiteWater West has launched the new Megatube raft series. The core feature of the patent-pending Megatube series is a massive 6m diameter fully enclosed flume set at a transverse angle to the slide path. Rafts drop down a steep ramp into the Megatube, gaining speed and climbing up to 3m as riders oscillate up and [...]
Waterwalkerz – the human “hamster ball” on water – is a great way to get kids especially to have fun at the swimming pool. Already more than 350 public pools in the UK are having success with this British-made product. In the UK, they have found that some kids tend to lose interest in [...]