Swimplex Delivers in Alpha Aquatic Centre

SwimplexThe Federal Government is contributing $1.4 million to the $4 million redevelopment of the Alpha Aquatic Centre in Central West Queensland.

The redevelopment includes upgraded facilities and the replacement of the current 50 metre swimming pool with a sustainable, heated 25 metre pool with wheelchair access. Swimplex Aquatics will deliver a full filtration and water treatment package. [Read more…]

ALFA Wishes All Our Members A Very Happy & Safe Festive Season

ALFA Xmas snowdome 20142014 has been a very busy year at the Australian Leisure Facilities Association (ALFA), with two successful networking events held, one in conjunction with the Australian Fitness & Health Expo in Melbourne and the other in conjunction with the World Aquatic Health Conference on the Gold Coast, where we released the outcomes of the landmark Economic & Health Impacts of Local Government Aquatic & Recreation Facilities industry research project. [Read more…]

Validation Of Community Recreation Job Roles

Service Skills AustraliaRoz Neville represented ARI and ALFA at the recent Service Skills validation meeting held on 6 November 2014 at Royal Life Saving Aquatic Safety Training Academy, Seven Hills. [Read more…]

2014 Fitness Industry Survey Breaks the Silence on Fitness Staff Salaries

5af1b2a5-bb0b-4203-99cc-fde3256172e0Fitness Industry Survey has been going on annually since 2008, unveiling secrets and coveted data from the insides of the fitness industry. Among the most talked topic which is also one of the most important aspects of any job is the salary of fitness professionals. This year, we look into how much fitness professionals are paid as we reveal some of the interesting salary facts garnered by this year’s survey. [Read more…]

Would You Like Your Events Featured in the 2015 ALFA 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 Bi-monthly Journal and ALFA fortnightly e-news. [Read more…]

New Swimplex Aquatics Installed Polin Waterslide Opens in South Australia

Swimplex AquaticsMarion_Outdoor_Waterslide_by_Swimplex_Aquatics_012-340x227 have recently delivered a turnkey waterslide in the City of Marion, South Australia.

With the former ‘hand me down’ waterslide at the Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre in need of major repairs, the Council moved to update the facility with an impressive Polin Waterparks slide installed by Swimplex Aquatics. [Read more…]

YMCA Swimathon Launches on International Day of People with Disability

YMCA_Swimathon_2014-500x250The YMCA will today launch its 2015 Swimathon program – coinciding with United Nations International Day of People with Disability.

Each year the YMCA Swimathon encourages people of all ages and abilities to swim laps to help prevent drowning by raising funds to ensure more people young people get the chance to learn vital swimming and water safety skills. [Read more…]

Report Shows Older Australians at Risk of Open Water Drowning

National Drowning Report 2014Dramatic new research released by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia highlights the significant and growing issue of drowning in older people in Australia.

The Report, the first of its kind to be released in Australia, found that 1,072 people aged 50 years and over have drowned in Australian waterways between 2002 and 2012. [Read more…]

400 Australian Swim Schools Unite to Create a SwimSAFER Nation

Swim-Logo-05More than 400 Swim Australia registered Swim Schools participated in EnergyAustralia SwimSAFER Week, which aims to increase watersafety awareness and reduce aquatic tragedies. [Read more…]

SPLASH! Gold Coast Expands with Bigger Venue

SPLASH!Australasia’s largest swimming pool and spa industry event is about to get even bigger, as theSPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show on the Gold Coast moves across the road to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC). [Read more…]