Register Today for the 2014 ARV Industry Conference

ARVIndConf2014_BrochureFront(2)The 2014 ARV Industry Conference is just over a month away and with a diverse program which includes high profile speakers, industry specialists, a Tour of Melbourne and a trade/expo component, it is shaping up to be an event and professional development opportunity not to be missed. [Read more...]

Glasgow 2014 Perfect Fit with Technogym for Village Fitness Centres

065_11253_11253_glasgow_zoom_With the XX Commonwealth Games just getting underway in Glasgow, Technogym equipment will be available for use at the Fitness Centres within the Athletes’ Village which will be home to 6,500 athletes and team officials from the 71 competing nations and territories at Games Time. [Read more...]

Gym Members Want More Fitness Classes

Ezypay LogoPreliminary results from Ezypay’s fitness industry survey have revealed that club members want more classes, better equipment and improved changing rooms.

Early responses from the annual survey, which this year has been expanded beyond Australia and New Zealand to include fitness clubs and club members in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, also show a growing number of members using smartphone apps to track their fitness progress. [Read more...]

Western Australian Government Commits $13.2 Million to Regional Pools

Government of WAThe Western Australian Government has recognised the role country swimming pools play in strengthening communities with the allocation of an additional $13.2 million over four years for the maintenance and upgrades of regional pools. [Read more...]

IQ Launches a Mineral Pool System

TherachlorAn exciting new era has been born at International Quadratics (IQ) with the introduction of a residential equipment Division, Theralux. The equipment range, specifically an Advanced Mineral Pool System encompasses some of the most innovative, eco-friendly and easy to use pool filtration technology available on the market today. [Read more...]

National Drowning Prevention Summit-Registration Extended Until 28 July

Australian-Water-Safety-CouncilThe Australian Water Safety Council (AWSC) will host the NATIONAL DROWNING PREVENTION SUMMIT 2014 in Sydney on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 August 2014 at the Parkroyal Darling Harbour. The Summit will bring a vital focus to the Australian Water Safety Council’s goal of reducing drowning deaths by 50% by 2020. [Read more...]

You’re Invited to Participate in the 2014 Sportspeople Salary Survey

2014 Sportspeople Salary SurveyDo you want to know what your job is worth?  Here’s 9 quick questions to help us find out!
The 2014 Sportspeople Salary Survey has been designed to collect data on salary levels across the sport, fitness and aquatic sector.

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The Big Splash Raises $23K for Life’s Little Treasures Foundation

Peppa_Splash_Logo-02 with Peppa2014 was the inaugural year of The Big Splash – a Life’s Little Treasures Foundation event in which toddlers and young children are sponsored to “Splash like Peppa Pig”.
From 1st March to 30th April, children around the country took part in Big Splash events in private homes, aquatic centres and kindergartens. [Read more...]

Revitalised Park and Pool a Design Winner

Prince Alfred Park & PoolThe multi-award winning Prince Alfred Park and Pool has received further praise this week, taking out the prestigious Australia Award for Urban Design for its clever blend of architecture, landscape and design. [Read more...]

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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