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…]

ARV’s 2014 AGM: Tristan Miller to Guest Speak and Change of Venue!

ARV Logo (small)Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV) are pleased to announce that Tristan Miller will be the guest speaker at ARV’s upcoming Annual General Meeting on Thursday 27th November.

Tristan has a great story to tell regarding his amazing feat of running 52 marathons in 52 weeks in 48 countries back in 2010! [Read more…]

Australian Fitness Network Unveils FILEX 2015 Program

filex-logo_2015The Australian Fitness Network has unveiled the program for the 2015 FILEX Convention, being held from 10th to 12th April 2014 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. [Read more…]

Mariners Move Forward with YMCA Swim School & Centre of Excellence

Central_Coast_Mariners_logo.svgHaving opened its aquatic centre and swim school in July, work on stage two of Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence is now underway.

A recent ceremony attended by local dignitaries saw the beginning of the removal of the Tuggerah RSL building at the site, [Read more…]

GESAC Receives Platinum Pool Award

GESACGlen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) has been awarded Life Saving Victoria’s prized Platinum Pool award – becoming the first Victorian aquatic facility to achieve this honour since the very demanding revised assessment commenced. [Read more…]

Frankston Waterslide Due to Reopen

Peninsula_Aquatic_Recreation_Centre_waterslide-209x209The AquaSphere waterslide at Frankston’s Peninsula Aquatic Recreational Centre (PARC) is expected to reopen within weeks.

As a result of minor injuries sustained by two staff when testing the waterslide prior to the facility’s opening, [Read more…]

Noarlunga Leisure Centre Marks Health Club’s First Anniversary

NoarlungaThe health club within the Noarlunga Leisure Centre in South Australia has recently celebrated its first anniversary.

The club, part of a vibrant aquatic and recreation centre catering for Adelaide’s southern suburbs, offers a wide range of fitness equipment, including the latest Nautilus cardio equipment, and group fitness programs. [Read more…]

Brand Relaunch Marks New Era for Swim Australia

Swim_Aus_logo_2014-340x146Swim Australia – the learn-to-swim experts and national swim school authority – has re-positioned its branding, launching a new-look logo and emphasising its mission for Australians to be safer, smarter and stronger in the water. [Read more…]