• Countdown to 2019 ARV Industry Conference

    Bringing together a diverse and knowledgeable group of industry leaders, the 2019 Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Industry Conference is being held next week – on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September – at Melbourne’s Pullman on the Park. A key event for industry stakeholders from local government, aquatic and recreation facilities, product suppliers, service providers, consultancies, […]
  • NSW Government announces $77 million partnership to build new Parramatta Pool

    Two years of uncertainty over the development of a new aquatic centre to replace the former Parramatta War Memorial Swimming Pool appear to have been ended with the announcement of a $77 million funding partnership between the NSW Government and Parramatta City Council to build a new facility. After more than a year of negotiations […]
  • Blacktown City Council welcomes breastfeeding at its aquatic centres

    Blacktown City Council has revealed that its aquatic centres are “proud” to be breastfeeding friendly facilities with them now being registered with the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)’s Breastfeeding Welcome Here program. The Breastfeeding Welcome Here program was developed to improve community acceptance of breastfeeding in public through the promotion of breastfeeding friendly facilities. Advising that […]
  • Work commences on redevelopment of Townsville’s Tobruk Memorial Baths

    Work on Townsville City Council’s $11.3 million redevelopment of the Tobruk Memorial Baths has commenced. The historic pool – which has been one of Townsville’s principal swimming spots for nearly 70 years – closed from Monday 12th August as the much-needed facelift commenced. The first stage of the redevelopment includes draining the pool, surveying and […]
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  • LIWA marks 50th Annual State Conference and Trade Exhibition

    The Leisure Institute of Western Australia Aquatics (LIWA Aquatics) staged its 50th Annual State Conference earlier this month. Exceeding the event organisers’ expectations, the two-day conference attracted a record number of over 250 delegates, 39 trade exhibitors laid out in a brand-new booth configuration and 215 attendees to the Annual State Dinner. The event also […]
  • New aquatic centre builds on Bond University’s reputation as a hub for high performance sport

    The Gold Coast’s Bond University is building on its 30-year legacy of producing some of Australia’s best swimmers following the recent opening of its a new state-of-the-art aquatic centre. Opened at the end June, the centrepiece of the Bond University Aquatic Centre is a FINA-compliant 10-lane, 25 metre pool, while other features included a 300-seat […]
  • ALFA enters new era as states come together

    The Australian Leisure Facilities Association (ALFA) has enacted a new operational structure to better align the interest of the state-based associations and broader industry. The recent restructuring of administration tasks and financial dependency has seen ALFA adopt a consolidated approach utilising the expertise of the state-based associations and national board members to complete the executive […]
  • Bluefit Set to Operate Seven Additional Aquatic & Recreation Facilities from July

    Facility management company Bluefit’s ongoing growth is seeing the business ready to commence operations at seven new facilities from July – including their first sites under management in South Australia and Western Australia. After relocating its site support office to Melbourne in late 2018, and building a team for growth, Bluefit founder and Chief Executive, […]
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  • AUSTSWIM Names Ripples Leisure Centre St Marys as NSW’s Best

    Ripples Leisure Centre St Marys has been named as the winner of the AUSTSWIM NSW 2019 Recognised Swim Centre Award, sponsored by Jonas Leisure. The award, presented at the AUSTSWIM NSW & ACT State Awards Dinner at the Epping Club in Sydney at the end of May, recognised the Western Sydney aquatic facility for its […]
  • Belgravia Leisure Secures Wins in Multiple Categories at Annual ARV Awards

    Belgravia Leisure has secured five major awards at the 2019 Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV) awards – which recognise the best of the best in facility, service and programs in Victoria’s aquatic and recreation industry. The five categories in which Belgravia Leisure wer recognised at the annual awards, of the 20 on offer, were: • […]
  • 55th Annual ARI Conference & Trade Show – Less Than 2 Weeks Away!

    The 55th Annual Aquatic & Recreation Institute (ARI) Conference is shaping up to be the biggest one to date. Set in the picturesque NSW Southern Highlands, the theme for this year’s conference is ‘Creating value in Aquatics & Recreation’. The conference features keynote speaker 5-time Paralympian, Marathon champion and nominee for Australian of the Year, Kurt […]
  • Countdown is On – ARV Industry Awards

    The countdown is on to the industry’s  event of the year; the Aquatic & Recreation Victoria’s (ARV) Industry Gala Awards 2019, being held next Friday 14 June at Peninsula, Docklands. Will you be joining us for the James Bond themed, night of nights? ARV will be presenting a series of awards to individuals, facilities and […]
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  • Royal Life Saving Celebrates 125 Years of Aussie Service

    This year marks 125 years of service by the Royal Life Saving Society in Australia. To celebrate the occasion, a black-tie ball was held at Dockside in Brisbane, Queensland in April. Royal Life Saving Queensland president, Les Mole says the Queensland board was pleased to host such a memorable occasion. “The focus of the evening was […]
  • IHRSA Reports Health Club Membership to Reach 230 Million Members by 2030

    According to the newly released 2019 International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Global Report, the fitness industry is set to reach 230 million members by 2030. The IHRSA Global Report provides a comprehensive overview of the health club industry and states that global health club industry revenue totalled US$94 billion in 2018, as more than 210,000 […]
  • Women in Sport Summit 2019

    Building on the success of the inaugural 2018 summit, Women in Sport Summit 2019 will give you clear strategies on how to realise gender equality in your organisation, grow your female audience, boost female participation, cultivate elite pathways for women, and commercialise your women’s game. Australia’s sport industry movers and shakers will show you how they are […]
  • Highfields Sport & Recreation Park Wins PLA QLD Facility of the Year Award

    Toowoomba Regional council’s Highfields Sport and Recreation Park was last night named Queensland’s Community Facility of the Year at the Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) Queensland Awards of Excellence dinner at The Annex in Toowoomba. Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said Council was honoured to accept the state award. The facility will be listed as […]
  • The Fitness Industry Technology Summit

    If you want to understand how to embrace technology to make your business life easier than ever before The Fitness Industry Technology Summit is being carefully crafted for someone just like you. At the Fitness Industry Technology Summit 2019, you will learn what the consumer is thinking, doing and wanting thanks to data that has […]
  • Belgravia Leisure Staff Recognised at National Inclusion & Diversity Awards

    Belgravia Leisure has stood out at the 2019 Inclusion and Diversity in Sport Awards by providing two of the four finalists, including the winner. Belgravia Leisure staff members Rosemarie Ackland and Aleksei Bondarenko were nominated for the Inclusion Specialist of the Year Award. At the presentation night at Adelaide Oval on Monday 20th May, Ackland, […]
  • Lakes Entrance Aquadome Re-Opens Tomorrow!

    The upgraded Lakes Entrance Aquadome aquatics area will re-open to the public this Saturday, June 8, and East Gippsland Shire Council wants you to join in the fun. Enjoy free activities like aqua aerobics, Mighty Tots and Mighty Kids programs, Body Pump, a jumping castle, yoga, face painting and the huge inflatable Aqua Run to […]
  • Gunyama Park Aquatic & Recreation Centre Budget Rises to Almost $85M

    The City of Sydney’s recently released 2019/20 capital works program has revealed that the cost of its new Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre has risen to more that $84 – from a 2015 estimate of $50 million. With a significant portion of the City’s 10-year $1.6-billion capital works budget to be spent in the […]
  • AIS Named Among Australia’s Top 50 Small Business Leaders

    Leading international water disinfection company, Australian Innovative Systems (AIS), has been named by Inside Small Business as among the nation’s top 50 small business leaders for 2019. AIS Chief Executive Officer Elena Gosse attended a gala event in Melbourne last night (22.5.19) where the Top 50 were announced by the small business website and magazine. […]
  • FILEX to Stage First Immersive Event in Brisbane

    Fitness education leader FILEX has announce its inaugural FILEX Immersive in Brisbane is being held on Saturday 13th July 2019 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. FILEX are expanding their reach by taking their world-class education offering to other cities across the country with the FILEX Immersive Series. The Series, developed in partnership with […]
  • Are Schools at the Heart of Activating Children?

    According to Sport Australia’s AusPlay data, only 3% of children are active enough outside of school to provide benefits to their health. To counter this, we should be aiming for children to be active seven days a week, with play, recreation or participation in community sport. Children being active at school is also a critical […]
  • 2019 State of the Sporting Industry

    The Australian Sports Professionals Association (ASPA) has launched an industry survey for anyone working in sport to understand the state of the sporting industry for professionals in 2019 – and to have their say. The ASPA is an industry association for individuals who work, volunteer or study in sport in Australia—all the way from club volunteers […]
  • NSC 2019 to Discuss How Aquatic & Leisure Centres Will Fit Into Future Cities

    With nearly 70% of Australians living in cities, should governments be changing how cities are designed to reduce our dependence on single-vehicle travel and stop designing infrastructure around vehicles? The National Aquatic and Recreation Infrastructure Conference (NARIC) will explore what future cities will look like, who will be living in these cities and the impact […]
  • Victorian Regional Industry Conference 2019 – Next Week!

    Have you secured your place yet at the Aquatics & Recreation Victoria (ARV) Regional Conference ? The Conference is being held next week on 9 & 10 May 2019. It will bring together a diverse and knowledgeable group of industry leaders and decision makers from local government, aquatic, recreation and leisure facilities, product suppliers, service providers, consultancies, […]
  • ARI 2019 Awards of Excellence – Nominations Now Open

    Nominations for the Aquatic & Recreation Institute’s (ARI’s) 2019 Awards of Excellence are now open. The Awards will be presented at the 55th Annual ARI Conference & Trade Show Dinner being held on Monday 17th June at Peppers Craigieburn Categories for this Years’ Prestigious Awards of Excellence include: The RLSSA Lifeguard of the Year Award […]
  • IHRSA Analysis Emphasises Why Fitness Clubs Need Small Group Training

    The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has published advice on why small group training is essential for fitness clubs in building revenue and member engagement. Writing on the IHRSA website, Jim Schmaltz advises that “if your health (fitness) club doesn’t have small group training (SGT), you’re missing out on one of the most […]
  • NSC 2019 to Discuss How Will Aquatic & Leisure Centres Fit Into Future Cities

    With nearly 70% of Australians living in cities, should governments be changing how cities are designed to reduce our dependence on single-vehicle travel and stop designing infrastructure around vehicles? The National Aquatic and Recreation Infrastructure Conference (NARIC) will explore what future cities will look like, who will be living in these cities and the impact […]
  • 2019 AUSTSWIM Victoria Conference & Aquasummit

    AUSTSWIM offers a number of state based metropolitan and regional aquatic education conferences featuring highly respected speakers. The 2019 AUSTSWIM VICTORIA CONFERENCE & AQUASUMMIT is being held on May 19 at Novotel Glen Waverley. The AUSTSWIM conferences provide an opportunity for members of the aquatic industry including teachers and presenters, swim centre managers, owners and […]
  • RecSA & PLA (SA/NT) 2019 State Conference

    The theme for this year’s Recreation SA & Parks and Leisure (SA/NT) 2019 State Conference is “Improving Community Well-being”. Being held on Thursday May 9 at Campbelltown Memorial Oval, the 2019 State Conference aims to create opportunities to discuss and explore the ways in which Parks, Leisure and Recreation contribute to community well-being, as well as […]
  • Victorian Aquatic Industry Joins for Annual Workshop

    The Play it Safe by the Water Aquatic Injury Prevention Agenda Workshop recently brought together members from 20 Victorian water safety agencies (government, industry, community and state sporting associations), to review and provide subject matter expertise on the drowning prevention strategy for 2019/20. “It was great to see the Victorian aquatic industry come together and […]
  • Australian International Aqua Fitness Convention – Feb 2020

    Come join us in Adelaide, South Australia for the biggest event in Australia to happen in Aqua Fitness….. The Australian International Aqua Fitness Convention! Being held on 14th – 16th February 2020 Come join our team of World Class International Presenters, our Acquapole® Australasia team and Australian Presenters for this amazing weekend of upskilling and […]
  • National Aquatic Industry Workforce Survey

    Royal Life Saving, on behalf of the National Aquatic Industry Safety Committee (NAISC), has just launched the National Aquatic Industry Workforce Survey and would love to hear from all those that make up the aquatic industry workforce. We plan to use the information gathered to help shape policy and programs that will benefit the working […]
  • National Sports Convention Focuses on Children and Young People to be More Active

    The National Sports Convention 2019 is Australia and New Zealand’s leading gathering of sport, government, education, health, commercial, leaders, policy makers and providers in the physical activity, recreation and community sports sectors. Focusing on future generations, NSC will be exploring how to engage and encourage more children and young people to be more active, how […]
  • 25th Annual AALARA Conference

    The 25th annual AALARA’s Conference is fast approaching and we cannot wait to see you there! The Conference program has been released and registrations are now available. With impressive line-up of talented and dynamic industry leaders and speakers set to present during the conference, it’s going to be one you won’t want to miss! Stay tuned as we countdown […]
  • National Aquatic Industry Awards 2019 – Nominations Now Open

    Nominations are now open for the 2019 National Aquatic Industry Awards 2019 marks the third year of the National Aquatic Industry Safety Awards, an initiative of the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia and the National Aquatic Industry Safety Committee to recognise the people within the industry who dedicate their time to make their community safer. […]
  • ASCTA Convention 2019

    The ASCTA Convention 2019 is being held on 2 – 5 May at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The focus of this year’s convention is Fuelling the Passion of our national and international delegation of swim coaches, teachers and swim schoolers. An investment in your own education is one of the wisest investments you can […]
  • Victorian Regional Industry Conference 2019

    The Aquatics & Recreation Victoria (ARV) Regional Conference is being held on 9 & 10 May 2019. It will bring together a diverse and knowledgeable group of industry leaders and decision makers from local government, aquatic, recreation and leisure facilities, product suppliers, service providers, consultancies, institutes of learning, and state government departments. The ARV Regional […]
  • ALFAQ Learning Session

    The next instalment of ALFAQ‘s Learning Session is being held on Wednesday 17th April 2019 at the Sunshine Coast Stadium, a formal invitation will sent to all members shortly. REGISTER TO ATTEND Following on from the presentations & discussion at the last Info Session, we’ve developed a short survey to organise all members’ input and feedback. This survey […]
  • 55th Annual ARI Conference & Trade Show

    Registrations are open and the program has been announced for what is shaping up to be the biggest Aquatic & Recreation Institute (ARI) Conference yet. Set in the picturesque NSW Southern Highlands, the theme for this year’s conference is ‘Creating value in Aquatics & Recreation’. The conference features keynote speaker 5-time Paralympian, Marathon champion and nominee […]
  • Recreation SA & Parks and Leisure (SA/NT) 2019 State Conference

    The theme of this year’s Recreation SA (RecSA) & Parks and Leisure (SA/NT) 2019 State Conference is “Improving Community Well-being”. Being held on Thursday May 9 at Campbelltown Memorial Oval, the 2019 State Conference will create opportunities to discuss and explore the ways in which Parks, Leisure and Recreation contribute to Community Well-being as well as […]
  • Federal Budget Announced – Liberal Government’s Plan for Sport 2030

    The Liberal and Nationals Government continues to implement Sport 2030 – Australia’s first national sports plan – with a $385.4 million package that funds sport in communities and schools and supports our elite athletes before, during and after their careers. The investment in sport and physical activity to encourage greater participation has many benefits including […]
  • Record Numbers for Technogym’s Social Campaign ‘Let’s Move for a Better World’ 2019

    For the sixth year running, the number one social cause campaign in the industry has connected a community of 200,000 people around the world who have donated their exercise for a good cause Cesena– April 1st, 2019 – Technogym, the world’s leading wellness and fitness company, today announced the amazing results of its ‘Let’s Move […]
  • New Funding to Assist Gyms and Sports Centres to be More Welcoming

    The research found gyms were particularly daunting for mums and inactive women, with over 70 per cent of mums and 65 per cent of inactive women stating they found them intimidating places to workout. Other barriers included the cost of gym memberships and the time involved, with 71 per cent of inactive women shunning the […]
  • National Sports Convention 2019 Official Program Launch

    The National Sports Convention 2019 is Australia and New Zealand’s leading gathering of sport, government, education, health, commercial, leaders, policy makers and providers in the physical activity, recreation and community sports sectors.  Today marks the official release of the 2019 convention program which will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 23rd […]
  • 2019 AUSTSWIM Conference Series

    The AUSTSWIM Conference series starts this Sunday 7th April 2019, with Soak it Up Brisbane. The AUSTSWIM series of events offers a number of state based metropolitan and regional aquatic education conferences featuring highly respected speakers. These AUSTSWIM conferences provide an opportunity for members of the aquatic industry including teachers and presenters, swim centre managers, […]
  • ALFA National Sponsors Exhibiting at 2019 Fitness Show

    If you’re heading to the Fitness Show next week, make sure you visit exhibiting ALFA National Sponsors, MYZONE and Technogym.  showcasing their latest innovations and products at this year’s Show being held Friday 12 April – Sunday 14 April 2019 at the Sydney International Convention Centre. MYZONE Stand: 2236  Myzone® is the market leader in wearable technology solutions […]
  • North Sydney Olympic Pool Refurbishment Needs Another $30 Million

    North Sydney Council has agreed the design for its planned $57.9 million redevelopment of the landmark North Sydney Olympic Pool. The Council voted on Monday night for a design that includes an updated 50 metre pool, an additional ‘family leisure’ pool, an aquatic play area and a new grandstand. With earlier reports having indicated that […]
  • Fitness Australia Flags FILEX 2019 Highlights

    With FILEX 2019 set to start on Thursday 11th April, Fitness Australia has flagged some of the highlights of what it says will be an “action-packed FILEX weekend”. Thursday 11th April The weekend commences with the FILEX Business Summit which, with the theme of Inspiring Success and Profit, will be addressed by keynote speakers Dr […]
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