Voting is Now Open for the 2014/15 ALFA Board of Directors

ALFA_Logo CMYK-206x300copyVoting is now open for the 2014/15 ALFA Board of Directors.

We are excited that for the first time in the five years of operation of ALFA, we have had an overwhelming interest in the ALFA Board, with more nominations than the three positions available.

As a result, we are now calling upon members to vote for your preferred candidates.

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Loren Bartley

Loren Bartley is the Executive Officer of ALFA and a life-long aquatics enthusiast. A former competitive swimmer and lifesaver, Loren has never been far from the pool. Loren's employment history has included the roles of Lifeguard, Duty Manager, Swim Teacher, Aqua Instructor, Lifeguard Trainer, Aquatics Manager and even CEO of Masters Swimming Australia, not to mention all the other sports she has worked with. These days Loren has swapped her goggles for the gym, but still gets to the pool once a week to watch her three kids in swimming lessons.

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ALFA Industry Forum Wrap Up

2014 Forum Collage33 Facility Managers and industry professionals from around Australia attended the ALFA Industry Forum on the Gold Coast last week. The event was held in conjunction with the World Aquatic Health Conference and the SPLASH! Pool and Spa Trade Show.

Katie McDonald of Victoria University delivered the key outcomes of the recently concluded Economic and Health Impacts of Local Government Aquatic and Recreation Facilities Industry research project Katie’s presentation provided a springboard for discussion around how these findings can be applied locally to support investment in community leisure facilities.  [Read more…]

Loren Bartley

Loren Bartley is the Executive Officer of ALFA and a life-long aquatics enthusiast. A former competitive swimmer and lifesaver, Loren has never been far from the pool. Loren's employment history has included the roles of Lifeguard, Duty Manager, Swim Teacher, Aqua Instructor, Lifeguard Trainer, Aquatics Manager and even CEO of Masters Swimming Australia, not to mention all the other sports she has worked with. These days Loren has swapped her goggles for the gym, but still gets to the pool once a week to watch her three kids in swimming lessons.

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AIS CEO, Elena Gosse in the Water Disinfection Industry Spotlight

UnknownElena Gosse, CEO of Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) has made further progress in her quest to encourage industry and government to think differently about water disinfection and to further embrace Australian owned and manufactured technology.

The successful businesswomen was a guest speaker and company exhibitor at the SPLASH! Conference and Trade Expo held recently on the Gold Coast. AIS was also the major sponsor of the World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) which was held concurrently with SPLASH! [Read more…]

Loren Bartley

Loren Bartley is the Executive Officer of ALFA and a life-long aquatics enthusiast. A former competitive swimmer and lifesaver, Loren has never been far from the pool. Loren's employment history has included the roles of Lifeguard, Duty Manager, Swim Teacher, Aqua Instructor, Lifeguard Trainer, Aquatics Manager and even CEO of Masters Swimming Australia, not to mention all the other sports she has worked with. These days Loren has swapped her goggles for the gym, but still gets to the pool once a week to watch her three kids in swimming lessons.

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Notice of ALFA AGM & Call For Board Nominations

ALFA_Logo CMYK-206x300 (1)In accordance with the Rules of the Australian Leisure Facilities Association Inc., this is notice of the Australian Leisure Facilities Association Inc Annual General Meeting (12:30pm, Thursday 28 August 2014), including a call for nominations of candidates to serve on the Board of Directors (3 elected position) and a call for proposed agenda items, due 5pm on Thursday 31 July 2014.

Notice of AGM

Place: Skyline Room, Melbourne Park Function Centre, Batman Avenue, Melbourne, VIC
Date: Thursday 28 August 2014
Time: 12:30pm
Note: The AGM will be held in conjunction with the ARV Industry Conference

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Loren Bartley

Loren Bartley is the Executive Officer of ALFA and a life-long aquatics enthusiast. A former competitive swimmer and lifesaver, Loren has never been far from the pool. Loren's employment history has included the roles of Lifeguard, Duty Manager, Swim Teacher, Aqua Instructor, Lifeguard Trainer, Aquatics Manager and even CEO of Masters Swimming Australia, not to mention all the other sports she has worked with. These days Loren has swapped her goggles for the gym, but still gets to the pool once a week to watch her three kids in swimming lessons.

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Are You Going To SPLASH! Pool & Spa Expo 2014 Next Week?

SPLASH bannerThe aquatics industry is preparing for SPLASH! Pool & Spa Expo 2014, Australasia’s largest swimming pool and spa trade show, which will be held next week at Jupiters on the Gold Coast.

SPLASH! Pool & Spa Expo is expected to attract 2,000 attendees from around Australia, New Zealand and southeast Asia. [Read more…]

Loren Bartley

Loren Bartley is the Executive Officer of ALFA and a life-long aquatics enthusiast. A former competitive swimmer and lifesaver, Loren has never been far from the pool. Loren's employment history has included the roles of Lifeguard, Duty Manager, Swim Teacher, Aqua Instructor, Lifeguard Trainer, Aquatics Manager and even CEO of Masters Swimming Australia, not to mention all the other sports she has worked with. These days Loren has swapped her goggles for the gym, but still gets to the pool once a week to watch her three kids in swimming lessons.

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ARV Industry Conference Goes Two Steps Further With Trade Expo & Melbourne Tour

Trade Booth ImageThe Aquatics and Recreation Victoria’s (ARV) Industry Conference is not too far away and promises to be an experience not to be missed. The event will be held between 27-29 August at the Melbourne Park Function Centre in the heart of Melbourne’s famous sporting precinct.

In a welcome return, the ARV Industry Conference will feature a high profile trade exhibition with 21 strategically placed booths designed to stimulate delegate interest and provide a significant attraction for industry partners and suppliers to become involved.

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Loren Bartley

Loren Bartley is the Executive Officer of ALFA and a life-long aquatics enthusiast. A former competitive swimmer and lifesaver, Loren has never been far from the pool. Loren's employment history has included the roles of Lifeguard, Duty Manager, Swim Teacher, Aqua Instructor, Lifeguard Trainer, Aquatics Manager and even CEO of Masters Swimming Australia, not to mention all the other sports she has worked with. These days Loren has swapped her goggles for the gym, but still gets to the pool once a week to watch her three kids in swimming lessons.

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Entrance Control System Delivers For Springwood Aquatic And Fitness Centre

Centaman-279x320An advanced entrance control system installed at the Springwood Aquatic and Fitness Centre in NSW is leading to cost savings, an improved customer experience and fewer problems for staff.

The new system, made up of glass airlock doors and touchscreen Centaman Ticket entrance controllers, was installed in May 2013 to replace the ageing turnstiles in the leisure centre’s reception area. [Read more…]

Loren Bartley

Loren Bartley is the Executive Officer of ALFA and a life-long aquatics enthusiast. A former competitive swimmer and lifesaver, Loren has never been far from the pool. Loren's employment history has included the roles of Lifeguard, Duty Manager, Swim Teacher, Aqua Instructor, Lifeguard Trainer, Aquatics Manager and even CEO of Masters Swimming Australia, not to mention all the other sports she has worked with. These days Loren has swapped her goggles for the gym, but still gets to the pool once a week to watch her three kids in swimming lessons.

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Parks And Leisure Australia Launch National Conference Program

Parks&LeisureNEWParks and Leisure Australia (PLA) has launched its 2014 National Conference – designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting parks and leisure professionals around Australia and New Zealand.

Inviting potential delegates to the host city of Cairns, PLA Queensland President Martin Lambert, Cairns Regional Council Mayor Bob Manning OAM and nationally renowned home-grown keynote speakers Tania Major, Glen Jacobs and Paul Hockey launched the parks and recreation industry’s biggest conference of the year – with the theme ‘Communicate, Cooperate and Collaborate’. [Read more…]

Loren Bartley

Loren Bartley is the Executive Officer of ALFA and a life-long aquatics enthusiast. A former competitive swimmer and lifesaver, Loren has never been far from the pool. Loren's employment history has included the roles of Lifeguard, Duty Manager, Swim Teacher, Aqua Instructor, Lifeguard Trainer, Aquatics Manager and even CEO of Masters Swimming Australia, not to mention all the other sports she has worked with. These days Loren has swapped her goggles for the gym, but still gets to the pool once a week to watch her three kids in swimming lessons.

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SGL Completes Guidance On Sustainable Management Of Community Recreation Facilities For LGASA

Local Government Association of South AustraliaSGL Consulting Group has recently completed a project with the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA) to prepare Guidelines for the Sustainable Management of Community Recreation Facilities.

The project aim was to research and develop specific guidelines, models, standards and templates to assist Councils and community groups to manage local and regional recreation and sport facilities. [Read more…]

Loren Bartley

Loren Bartley is the Executive Officer of ALFA and a life-long aquatics enthusiast. A former competitive swimmer and lifesaver, Loren has never been far from the pool. Loren's employment history has included the roles of Lifeguard, Duty Manager, Swim Teacher, Aqua Instructor, Lifeguard Trainer, Aquatics Manager and even CEO of Masters Swimming Australia, not to mention all the other sports she has worked with. These days Loren has swapped her goggles for the gym, but still gets to the pool once a week to watch her three kids in swimming lessons.

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Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Gets Official Opening

Gold Coast Aquatic CentreThe Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, which will host swimming events, during the 2018 Commonwealth Games has been officially opened.

The redeveloped Centre, the first competition venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be completed in advance of the 2018 Games, includes a new 10 lane 50-metre competition pool, new learn-to-swim pool, elevated spectator concourse/viewing terrace, new change room, gym and toilet facilities, community meeting rooms, event facilities, permanent seating for approximately 1,000 people, and refurbishment of the existing eight lane 50-metre pool and dive pool. [Read more…]

Loren Bartley

Loren Bartley is the Executive Officer of ALFA and a life-long aquatics enthusiast. A former competitive swimmer and lifesaver, Loren has never been far from the pool. Loren's employment history has included the roles of Lifeguard, Duty Manager, Swim Teacher, Aqua Instructor, Lifeguard Trainer, Aquatics Manager and even CEO of Masters Swimming Australia, not to mention all the other sports she has worked with. These days Loren has swapped her goggles for the gym, but still gets to the pool once a week to watch her three kids in swimming lessons.

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