Gary Penfold “Godfather” of the Aquatics & Recreation Industry, Retires

Gary Penfold

Mr Gary Penfold, Group Manager for the Warringah Aquatic Centre, has recently retired.

Some would say he is the “Godfather” of our industry, having worked within the industry for the past 33 years. During this time he has been an integral part of development of the industry and his work and passion have been second to none. [Read more...]

Would You Like Your Events Featured in ALFA’s Industry Calendar?

ALFA_Logo CMYK-206x300ALFA is calling for submissions of industry events for the 2015 ALFA Industry Events Calendar. The ALFA industry calendar is featured on the ALFA website, ALFA Jounal and ALFA e-news. To be eligible for submissions your organisation/company must be a member of ALFA and the event must be relevant to the industry. [Read more...]

Aquatics & Recreation Victoria Making Facilities Safer

Victoria PoliceAquatics & Recreation Victoria and Victoria Police are pleased to announce that they are working together to make aquatic and recreation facilities a safer environment for all families, with an Aquatic Centre Forum being held on Friday 17 October 2014. [Read more...]

ASCTA Releases Position Statement Identifying Risks Involved in the Practice of Hypoxic Training

ASCTAThe Australian Swimming Coaches and Teaches Association (ASCTA) and Swimming Australia Ltd (SAL), have identified risks revolving around the practice of Hypoxic Training. ASCTA and SAL have jointly formulated strict guidelines on any such activity. We advise any teachers, coaches and others utilising this performance enhancing skill – primarily in competitive environments – to revise their position and policy immediately. [Read more...]

Help Shape the ALFA Industry Professional Webinar Series

ALFA_Logo CMYK-206x300copyALFA understands that regularly attending Industry Conferences and Workshops is not always feasible, as they can often require a significant time commitment that facility manager’s cannot always afford. That is why ALFA is launching the Industry Professional Webinar Series, allowing you to participate in regular professional development opportunities from the convenience of your facility.



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You’re Invited: Official Launch Co-Generation – A Clean Energy Initiative by Mingara Recreation Club

MingaraSimons Green Energy are inviting you to the launch of the Clean Energy Initiative at Mingara Recreation Club. The Club installed two Cogeneration energy systems that will reduce the their annual energy costs by approximately $350,000 and will cut their carbon emissions by 26%, which equals to planting 15,000 new trees each year. The Co-generation systems produces over 50% of the club’s electricity demand and converts waste heat into hot water for showers and for the swimming pools.

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City of Greater Bendigo to End Seasonal Pool Passes

City of Greater BendigoThe City of Greater Bendigo is considering a report proposing changes to the fee structure for its aquatic and recreation facilities.
A statement from the Council indicates that, following consultation with facility operators Belgravia Leisure and Bendigo Regional YMCA, annual and six month passes are to be eliminated – [Read more...]

Wizid Takes Event Services Online with Attende

Wizid_Pty_Ltd_LogoAccess, identification and security solutions company Wizid has expanded its product range with the launch of Attende, a new ticking and registration platform for event managers.
Designed for event mangers, novice or professional, Attende is free to use for free events and only charges a small fee for paid events when ticket sales are made. [Read more...]

Ambitious Locations Look to Low-Cost Inflatable Aquatic Playgrounds

InflatableWith local newspapers across Australia reporting on entrepreneurs and ambitious local authorities seeking to create ‘Wet’n’Wild-style’ attractions, the low entry and set-up costs of inflatable waterslides and open water aquatic play features can be a flexible alternative to fixed attractions. [Read more...]

Elena Gosse, CEO of AIS Promotes Cultural Diversity at QLD Russian Community Centre Fundraiser

AIS high res logo JPEGOver 20 years ago a young Russian woman named Elena Gosse moved from Russia to Australia to start a new personal and professional life. Now Chief Executive Officer of leading water disinfection company, Australian Innovative Systems (AIS), Elena knows only too well the challenges immigrants face when moving to a new country. [Read more...]