Work to Start on Key Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Facilities

2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games BidWork on key facilities for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast will get underway in coming months.

Inspecting the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre at Southport yesterday (14th August) ahead of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships which get underway next week, Federal Minister for Sport Peter Dutton said that construction of further infrastructure for the Gold Coast Games – the Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre and the Coomera Sport and Leisure Centre – is expected to be underway before the end of the year. [Read more...]

Sunbather Expands in South Australia

Commercial Logo smallLeading solar pool heating and pool cover company Sunbather Pool Technologies has announced a new partnership with Kym Mader of Solar Pool Heating SA to create ‘Sunbather SA’.
As a result, Sunbather is now able to offer its full range of solar pool heating and pool cover products in South Australia. [Read more...]

Fitness Show 2014 – The Ultimate Event for Fitness & Health

Fitness Show logoIf you work within the health and fitness industry, you won’t want to miss the industry’s number one event in Sydney! The Fitness Show will help you discover the latest trends in the fitness industry, educate you on innovative training techniques and give you the chance to trial state-of-the-art fitness equipment. [Read more...]

NT Government $200 Learn to Swim Voucher Scheme

Northern-Territory-GovernmentTerritory toddlers aged up to five years will be eligible for $200 in swimming lessons a year funded by the Northern Territory Government’s Learn to Swim Vouchers. Through the Learn to Swim Vouchers, the Government’s aim is to prevent children from drowning in the Territory, and to provide lifelong swimming skills. [Read more...]

Emerging Results from the 2014 Sportspeople Salary Survey – Participate NOW!

Sportspeople Salary SurveyEmerging data from the 2014 Sportspeople Salary Survey (as at 21 August 2014) shows that 24.5% of male respondents earn a full time base salary $100,000 or more, compared to just 8.3% of females. For part time roles, 19.4% of male respondents earn a base hourly rate of $50 or more, compared to 9.4% of females. [Read more...]

Michael Phelps & Coach Bob Bowman Partner with Aqua Sphere, Subsidiary of Aqua Lung (Air Liquide Group)

alcreativeoxygen_sans_contour3817495184551211809Aqua Sphere, swimming equipment manufacturer, have announced the formation of a long term strategic partnership with the world’s most decorated swimmer Michael Phelps, and Hall of Fame Coach, Bob Bowman, to develop a global swim brand.

This partnership will result in the development of innovative products that are accessible to a broader range of swimmers and non-swimmers across the full swimming lifecycle. The line will include a diverse collection of swim products and accessories designed for every level of swimmer with a focus on comfort and performance. [Read more...]

Fitness Show WA Draws Record Crowds

Fitness Show logoMore than 8,400 fitness participants and industry stakeholders headed to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre last weekend for the biggest ever Fitness Show WA.

Drawing record crowds, with a 24% increase in numbers from 2013, the event showcased everything new and exciting in fitness from across Australia, highlighting the latest in fitness equipment and training, supplements, apparel and healthy food choices. [Read more...]

ALFA 2014 Annual General Meeting – 28 August

ALFA_Logo CMYK-206x300 (1)Just a reminder that the 2014 ALFA Annual General Meeting is being held next week in conjunction with the ARV Industry Conference on Thursday 28 August 2014 at 12.30pm.

It will be held at:

Place: Skyline Room, Melbourne Park Function Centre, Batman Avenue, Melbourne, VIC
Date: Thursday 28 August 2014
Time: 12:30pm [Read more...]

ARV Conference Only One Week Away!

2014 ARV Industry ConferenceWith Aquatics and Recreation Victoria’s (ARV) Industry Conference only one week away, have you purchased your tickets yet?

Being held between 27 – 29 August 2014 at the Melbourne Park Function Centre, this year’s event features a diverse program with “The Melbourne Tour” on Day 1, followed by the traditional conference format on Day’s 2 and 3, which includes keynote sessions by high profile speakers and strategic and operational streams presented by specialists from all sectors of the industry. [Read more...]

Swim School Operators Meeting

Swim SchoolRecreation SA held a successful Swim School Operators Meeting on 17 July.

From this meeting there are 5 questions we would appreciate feedback on so Recreation SA can improve servicing the aquatic industry.

1. Code of Practice document: What areas would you like to see regulated? [Read more...]