ALFA 2014 Annual General Meeting – 28 August

ALFA_Logo CMYK-206x300 (1)Just a reminder that the 2014 ALFA Annual General Meeting is being held next week in conjunction with the ARV Industry Conference on Thursday 28 August 2014 at 12.30pm.

It will be held at:

Place: Skyline Room, Melbourne Park Function Centre, Batman Avenue, Melbourne, VIC
Date: Thursday 28 August 2014
Time: 12:30pm [Read more...]

ARV Conference Only One Week Away!

2014 ARV Industry ConferenceWith Aquatics and Recreation Victoria’s (ARV) Industry Conference only one week away, have you purchased your tickets yet?

Being held between 27 – 29 August 2014 at the Melbourne Park Function Centre, this year’s event features a diverse program with “The Melbourne Tour” on Day 1, followed by the traditional conference format on Day’s 2 and 3, which includes keynote sessions by high profile speakers and strategic and operational streams presented by specialists from all sectors of the industry. [Read more...]

Swim School Operators Meeting

Swim SchoolRecreation SA held a successful Swim School Operators Meeting on 17 July.

From this meeting there are 5 questions we would appreciate feedback on so Recreation SA can improve servicing the aquatic industry.

1. Code of Practice document: What areas would you like to see regulated? [Read more...]

Win in the 2014 S.R. Smith Photo Contest

SR Smith logoEnter your S.R.Smith product photos in the 2014 Photo Contest, and you could win some money!*

(1) Grand Prize Winner: $250 VISA Prepaid Gift Card
(3) People’s Choice Winners: $100 VISA Prepaid Gift Card [Read more...]

Planned Sunshine Coast Waterpark to Get First Webber Wave Pool

Sunshine CoastThe just announced Sunshine Coast waterpark, Sunshine Park, looks set to be the first installation of Australian developed linear surf wave pool technology.

Earlier this year, Sydney-based developer Greg Webber signed a Memorandum of Understanding with David Baird, spokesperson for developers Waterplay Pty Ltd, to build the first of his Webber Wave Pools. [Read more...]

Brisbane Based Company, AIS Wins Two Stevie International Business Awards

Elena Gosse AIS CEO May 2014Elena Gosse, CEO of Australian Innovative Systems wins a Gold and Silver Stevie Award in the 2014 International Business Awards. Winners to be celebrated at Gala Banquet on 10 October in Paris, France

The awards keep coming for Australian Innovative Systems (AIS), an Australian owned leader in the design, production and supply of commercial and residential water disinfection technology. [Read more...]

ALFA National Commercial Supplier Members Exhibiting at ARV Conference

ARV_Logo_ColourWith Aquatics and Recreation Victoria’s (ARV’s) 2014 Industry Conference only two weeks away and the trade exhibition now sold out, ALFA is proud to have so many of their National Commercial Suppliers members showcasing their products and services at this year’s conference.

Registrations are still open and can be done on via the ARV website: [Read more...]

Can You Help? – Lane Rope Donations Required

IMG_9421The Shane Gould Swimming Project Inc. (SGSP) is looking for 5 (or more) lane ropes for a 25 metre 5 lane pool in Nadi Fiji. The lane ropes need to be in working order or able to be cut down from 50m to 25metres. The Australian High Commission will transport them for us from Sydney. [Read more...]

Solar Plant to Save Energy Costs at Wallsend Swimming Centre

Girl swimming stroke closeupThe Wallsend Swimming Centre in western Newcastle is set to benefit from considerable financial savings with the introduction of a revolutionary solar thermal plant.
The ‘GRANEX’ solar thermal project invented by researchers at the University of Newcastle was recently unveiled at the Centre. [Read more...]

A Pathway to Profit for Health Clubs

PT-Infograph-sectionThe annual Fitness Industry Survey, conducted by direct debit billing and financial solutions provider Ezypay Australia, has identified that an enormous opportunity currently exists for health clubs offering personal training services to their members.
Since 2008, the Fitness Industry Survey has been the largest fitness survey in the world, with over 20,000 gym members interviewed last year, as well as gym owners and managers from across Australia and New Zealand. In 2014, the Fitness Industry Survey has been extended to include gyms in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. [Read more...]