• 2017 Shaping up to be a Big Year for the Fitness & Health Expo

    Wrapping up the final event for 2016 in Brisbane, the Fitness & Health Expo has maintained its position as the ultimate event for fitness and health for yet another year, having experienced a year of strong attendance at its events in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. Director of the Fitness & Health Expo Shaun Krenz said […]
  • ARV Announced as Industry Partner of National Sports Convention

    Aquatics & Recreation Victoria (ARV) is proud to be an industry partner of the 2017 National Sports Convention (NSC), coming to Melbourne for the first time in 2017. The NSC features a diverse program, covering a wide array of sport and recreation topics. It is a conference developed by the industry, for the industry Global, national […]
  • Have You Got Your Ticket Yet? – ARV Christmas Party

    Join Aquatics & Recreation Victoria (ARV) and your industry colleagues for the third annual Industry Christmas Party being held next Friday 2nd December at The Precinct, Richmond.  Celebrate your teams’ hard work at the ‘must attend’ social event of the year. This is the perfect event for all centres to get together for a networking opportunity in […]
  • 2017 Fitness & Heath Expo, Over 90% Sold – Book Your Stand Today!

    The Fitness & Health Expo are excited to be back at Darling Harbour and co-located with FILEX for our largest ever Fitness and Health Expo. With an anticipated 40,000 visitors, this event promises 3 action packed days that are set to feature the most recognisable brands, celebrities, athletes and competitions you will ever see in Australia. […]
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  • ARV Water Safety Fun Day 2016

    Join Aquatics & Recreation Victoria (ARV) for Minky’s Water Safety Fun Day and Oakleigh Recreation Centre’s Open Day, a special event that promises to provide entertainment for the whole family with important water safety messaging for the start of summer! Venue: Oakleigh Recreation Centre Address: Park Rd, Oakleigh VIC Time: 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm […]
  • ARI Industry Forum Next Week!

    The Aquatic & Recreation Institute (ARI) Public Health Information and Guidance for Public Swimming Pool Operators Forum is being held next Wednesday 30th November 2016 at the Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Aquatic Centre. The Forum is proudly sponsored by ALFA National Sponsor Tim Batt Water Solutions and there is no charge to attend. Morning tea will […]
  • How to Develop a Successful Small Group Training Program

    Small group training is becoming more popular in the fitness and personal training industries, and is a fun and affordable option for your clients who are looking for new challenges. Offering these programs essentially allows you to develop and target training programs to small groups from two to ten people who get the benefits of […]
  • VICSWIM Summer Kidz Employment Opportunities

    Looking for some extra work over the summer holidays? Teaching opportunities are available as part of the January 2017 VICSWIM Summer Kidz program. VICSWIM is a state-wide learn to swim program offered by Aquatics & Recreation Victoria and is hosted at over 130 metropolitan, regional and open water locations across Victoria. VICSWIM is delivered as an […]
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  • Technogym Introduces the New EXCITE Line

    Technogym, a world’s leading wellness and fitness company, is introducing the newly updated EXCITE line, an enhanced range of fully-connected cardio equipment outfitted with the state-of-the-art UNITY 3.0 console and wireless connectivity through Bluetooth technology. The EXCITE Line connected equipment allows users to access, via Bluetooth from their smartphone or personal devices, a completely customized […]
  • Register Today to Attend the ARI Healthy Pools Forum

    It’s not too late to register to attend the Aquatic & Recreation Institute (ARI) Public Health Information and Guidance for Public Swimming Pool Operators Forum being held on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at the Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Aquatic Centre. The Forum is proudly sponsored by Tim Batt Water Solutions and there is no charge to attend. […]
  • Register Today to Attend the ARI Healthy Pool Forum

    It’s not too late to register to attend the Aquatic & Recreation Institute (ARI) Public Health Information and Guidance for Public Swimming Pool Operators Forum being held on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at the Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Aquatic Centre. The Forum is proudly sponsored by Tim Batt Water Solutions and there is no charge to attend. […]
  • ARV Invites You to See BEAST in Action

    ARV are partnering with YMCA Victoria to pilot a new concept in active recreation programs for 10 – 12 year old kids. The ‘Before School Energy Active Sports Tribe’ (BEAST) program aim is to promote healthy activity and nutrition habits in Victorian kids, but to also ultimately drive new business through our aquatic recreation centres. […]
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  • Technogym Looks to Expand with Innovative Solutions for Australian Fitness

    Leading global wellness brand Technogym has highlighted its plans for growth in Australia’s expanding fitness market. Launching Technogym’s new Australian showroom in the Sydney suburb of Bella Vista, Technogym Australia Country Manager Claudio Bertozzi explained how, as one of the world’s largest sellers of high-end gym equipment by sales, the Italian based company has a […]
  • Play it Safe by the Water 2016

    The Play it Safe by the Water – Family Water Safety Fun Day this year is being held on: Date: Saturday 3rd December 2016 Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm Venue: Oakleigh Recreation Centre Please come along for a day of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. This year’s competition will be “Best Marketing of […]
  • Boost your Fitness Business by Creating a “Culture of Community”

    When you walk into almost any fitness facility, chances are most people are there to better their health. Sometimes we forget other people’s fitness goals are just as important as our own due to our ego. This is where Khristie Gass, who has more than 25 years of combined experience as a group fitness instructor […]
  • Jonas Leisure Offers Masterclasses in Health & Fitness Software

    Leisure and fitness industry professionals from across Australia will get a masterclass in cutting edge software from Centaman and Gladstone at events run by Jonas Leisure in Melbourne and Sydney next week. The Jonas Leisure User Groups will showcase innovations made available to leisure centres and health and fitness clubs through Centaman and Gladstone software, […]
  • Clubs SA Announced as Major Sponsor of RecSA Watch Around Water

    Recreation SA is pleased to announce Clubs SA has renewed its major sponsorship of the Watch Around Water safety program. Prior to Clubs SA involvement, the program was implemented at 22 swimming pools. Clubs SA’s major sponsorship, beginning in 2014 has allowed for Recreation SA to expand the program to more than 50 pools. The […]
  • TANK: Building Explosive Power, Speed & Acceleration

    Unless you are an experienced trainer in the realms of athletic development it can be hard to understand at first look why Torque Fitness’s newest innovation TANK was demanded sight unseen by both NRL & NBA teams in the US – before it even hit production. If you’re a trainer and you know your stuff, […]
  • ARI Launches New Look at Industry Partners Event

    On Friday 21st October, the Aquatic and Recreation Institute (ARI) held an Industry Partners event at the picturesque Poolside Cafe at the Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Aquatic Centre in Manly. The event marked the launch of the newly re-named ‘Staying Active’ Program (formally Active Ageing), which more accurately reflects the diversity and progressive nature of our ageing population. The participating […]
  • Save the Date! 2017 ARI Conference & Trade Show

    Planning for the 53rd Annual Aquatic & Recreation Institute (ARI) Conference & Trade Show is well under way, with the dates now confirmed for the 18 – 20 June 2017. With a new location for 2017, the ARI Conference & Trade Show is being held the beautiful Cypress Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley. As […]
  • NSW Healthy Pool Forum

    The Aquatic & Recreation Institute (ARI) are holding a Public Health Information and Guidance for Public Swimming Pool Operators Forum on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at the Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Aquatic Centre. The Forum is proudly sponsored by Tim Batt Water Solutions and there is no charge to attend. Morning tea will be provided. Forum overview: […]
  • RecSA Releases Code of Practice for SA Public Swimming Pools

    Recreation SA recently held the launch of the 2016/17 Aquatic Season with more than 60 people in attendance at the event held at the Aquatic Recreation Centre, Campbelltown. Special guest speaker, swimming coach Peter Bishop, shared insights about Kyle Chalmers’ Olympic Gold medal-winning perfornmance and tips on how to keep emerging swimming stars engaged with the sport. Peter was […]
  • Summer Kidz Enrolments Now Open

    Victoria’s longest running learn to swim and water safety education program, VICSWIM is now open enrolments for enrolments for the 2017 ‘Summer Kidz’ program. VICSWIM will be held at more than 130 public pools and coastal locations across Victoria during the period 3rd to 20th January 2017. The cost to participate will again be $30 – […]
  • The Daisy Challenge is Back! #BESTPHOTOBOMB

    Commencing 1st November, the Daisy BEST AUSSIE PHOTOBOMB Challenge –#bestphotobomb– will launch nationally through social media. It’s a whole lot of summer fun and it’s a great way to engage with your customers. About #bestphotobomb The Challenge will run over three and a half months from 1 November 2015 to 14 February 2017 via Facebook […]
  • Save the Date – 2017 RecSA & PLA State Conference

    Planning for SA’s leading recreation industry event for 2017, the Recreation SA and PLA State Conference, is well underway with the date now confirmed as Monday 3 April 2017. The Conference will showcase a range of high profile speakers and industry specialists and feature relevant strategic and operational presentations, to provide delegates with practical advice […]
  • Super Staffing for Swim Schools

    Visit any swim school and chat with the management team and ask them about their biggest challenge and invariably they will respond, “Staffing – finding and keeping good people”. Here are some great tips for building a fantastic team to be proud of. Recruit from a cross-section of the community. A swim school who hire only University students will struggle […]
  • Get into Sydney Swim for FREE

    Sydneysiders are invited to try some of the city’s most stunning pools for free and go in the running to win four tickets to the 2016 New Year’s Eve viewing area at Dawes Point. The City’s free aquatic centre open days will start at the Ian Thorpe Aquatic and Fitness Centre in Ultimo on Saturday […]
  • Wattbike PowerCycling – A New Dimension in Group Cycling

    Power Cycling 3.0 – Taking Group Cycling to a whole new level. Wattbike have just released their latest version of group cycling app Power Cycling 3.0. Power cycling enables studios to connect multiple bikes together wirelessly and display performance data and feedback so group sessions become interactive and motivating for participants. Power Cycling enables coaches and […]
  • ARV Christmas Party – Save the Date!

    It is nearly that time of year again where we gather to celebrate everyone’s hard work and achievements over the past year! Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV) has been busy planning this years’ industry Christmas Party, and we would love it if you could join us for what will be another special occasion. “Heading into […]
  • ARV Annual General Meeting 2016

    The 2016 Aquatics & Recreation Victoria (ARV) Annual General Meeting is to be held on Thursday 17th November at the Unipark Conference Centre, Suite 23, Building 4, Monash Unipark, 195 Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria, at 3pm. Details of the AGM and copies of ‘Nomination for Position of Director’ and ‘Form of Appointment of Proxy’ can […]
  • VICSWIM Summer Kidz Program 2016

    For more than 40 years VICSWIM has been teaching generations of children vital safety skills in and around the water. VICSWIM is an Victorian Government assisted program for children aged 4 years and above to develop water safety, confidence and competence in a range of learning environments. VICSWIM will be held from 3-20 January 2017 […]
  • Registrations Closing Soon – Water Safety Week 2016

    Water Safety Week (WSW) is being held from 28 November – 4 December 2016. Registrations have opened, but must close Friday 28 October 2016. Please complete and return the forms as soon as possible Facility registrations for Water Safety Week (WSW) are now OPEN and we urge all our stakeholders to register and be involved in […]
  • Aflex Inflatables to Provide Aquatic Toys for WA Regional Pools

    Up to 90 regional pools in Western Australia will be receiving an Aflex inflatable pool toy in time for the summer swimming season, thanks to an allocation of funding from the Western Australian Government’s Royalties for Regions program. State peak body LIWA Aquatics was allocated the Royalties for Regions funding with the express purpose of assisting […]
  • Neptune Benson Acquire VAF Filtration Systems

    Evoqua Water Technologies and its recently acquired Neptune Benson business have completed the acquisition of VAF Filtration Systems, a leading US-based screen filtration manufacturer. VAF, founded in 1985, engineers and manufactures automatic self-cleaning water filters and control valves for a variety of industrial and municipal water applications. Markets include industrial water reuse, water and wastewater, […]
  • Seniors Gym Sees Improvements in Strength & Balance

    The success of Uniting Seniors Gym programs that focus on strength and balance in older Australians should see exercise physiologists recognised under the Federal Government’s Aged Care Funding Instrument (AGFI) allied health worker definition according to Nathan Hall, the Service Manager at Uniting Seniors Gym. The two centres, which are located in Lilyfield and Waverley […]
  • Technogym Unveils the Industry’s First Range of Connected Strength Equipment – SELECTION PRO

    Technogym, a world’s leading wellness and fitness company, presents the new SELECTION PRO line, an enhanced collection of strength equipment outfitted with the cutting-edge UNITYTM MINI console, that offers users the only connected strength training experience on the market. SELECTION PRO is the widest range dedicated to strength training including a total of 23 pieces […]
  • Optus Junior Dolphins to Splash into Pools Across Australia

    Swimming Australia and Optus have teamed up to form a new national junior participation program, Optus Junior Dolphins. Following the announcement of an eight-year partnership prior to the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games, this is Swimming Australia and Optus’ first major initiative, with the overall goal of the sponsorship to inspire more Australians to swim. A […]
  • Cardinia Life Introduces New Swimming Program

    Aligned Leisure has introduced a new swimming program at Cardinia Life – the Royal Life Saving Australia’s Swim and Survive program. The program features three tiers and seeks to increase the swimming and water safety skills of all Australian children. The Wonder (for infants from six to 36 months), Courage (for children aged three to […]
  • New Bupa Fitness App Designed to Increase Wellbeing

    As part of its purpose is to help Australians live longer, healthier and happier lives, Bupa has launched a fitness tracking social app designed to increase workforce wellbeing. Described as a first in healthcare provider says is a first for the health industry, the app, called Bupa Boost, will allow the user to track data […]
  • Debitsuccess Acknowledged at CRM Contact Centre Awards

    Leading payment solutions provider Debitsuccess has been presented with the Gold Award, second place, for Outbound Business to Consumer Calling in New Zealand for the second year running at the recent 2016 CRM Contact Centre Awards. The Awards, which recognise contact centre staff from across the country, saw the business nominated in three categories – […]
  • ALFAQ Aquatic Learning Session – Tickets Still Available

    Hear about the new draft “Water Quality Guidelines” being presented by Queensland Health at the next ALFAQ Aquatic Learning Session being held on Tuesday 11 October at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Discover why ‘Effective Water Sanitation is Imperative’ for commercial aquatic facilities. With so many variables affecting water quality – from bather load fluctuations […]
  • ARV/BullyZero/Worksafe Anti Bullying Workshops

    As experts in the area of bullying prevention, management, advocacy and policy, Bully Zero Australia Foundation (BZAF) has developed an evidence-based program designed to assist organisations to meet legislative requirements and ensure a safe and healthy workplace. Aquatics & Recreation Victoria (ARV) have partnered with BZAF and Worksafe to deliver a range of workshops designed […]
  • 2016 Water Safety Week Registrations Now Open

    Facility registrations for Water Safety Week (WSW) are now OPEN and we urge all our stakeholders to register and be involved in this terrific program. For information regarding WSW, how to enter and to win some great prizes, please click the links below. Play it Safe by the Water Facilities Water Safety Week Registration Form […]
  • 2015-16 CERM PI® Benchmarking Survey for Sport, Aquatic & Leisure Centres

    The CERM PI® Project at the University of South Australia is inviting Australasian sport, aquatic and leisure centres to be involved in the CERM PI Benchmarking Survey for 2015-16. Key aspects of the survey: A national perspective/ snapshot on operational performance of sports, aquatic and leisure centres will be available at the conclusion of the […]
  • ‘Go With The Flow’ ARV Aquatic Seminar Rescheduled

    The Aquatics & Recreation Victoria (ARV)  full day Aquatic PD Seminar, GO WITH THE FLOW has been rescheduled to 18 February 2017. Registrations are still available and can be done via the Eventbrite Online Booking Form. Five professional development points will be gained from attending this event and topics are suitable for everyone working within […]
  • How Introducing a Boot Camp Can Benefit Your Gym

    Have you ever thought about offering a boot camp program in your gym but don’t know how to go about it? Creating a customised boot camp is a great experience for your clients, and for your business’s bottom line too. Find out how to go about setting one up in your gym by watching our […]
  • Group Treadmill Training – Certain to Hit Australia Soon

    Did you know that group treadmill training is taking the Northern Hemisphere by storm and is certain to hit Australia soon – but what is it and expected results? Given that running is such a solitary sport, it can be quite an endeavor to push past a plateau. It’s not at all unusual for months […]
  • Register Today to Attend AUSTSWIM VIC Regional Stream Conference 2016

    The AUSTSWIM VIC Regional Stream Conference 2016 is being held on Sunday 23rd October 2016 at the Peter Krenz Leisure Centre, Bendigo. The package offers five sessions on Sunday 23 October 2016, in addition to: Conference session notes – available via AUSTSWIM’s e-learning centre AUSTSWIM Conference Pack Morning tea and lunch Certificate of Attendance 10 […]
  • RLSSA Releases National Drowning Report 2016 at Parliament House Canberra

    The Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2016 found that 280 people drowned in Australian waterways in the 2015/16 financial year. This figure represents a 5% increase on the 267 drowning deaths recorded last year, with males drowning at a far higher rate than females. The Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2016 was officially […]
  • Recreation Course Management Tool on Offer to Australasian Sports Clubs & Swim Schools

    A course management tool aimed at making it easier for sports clubs and swim schools to manage classes and programs is now being offered as a standalone product in Australia and New Zealand. Leisure management software company Jonas Leisure has launched its CoursePro in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. CoursePro allows managers and […]
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