News: Aquatics

Lifeguard shortage and storm force ongoing closures of Ballarat pools

The City of Ballarat has once again been forced to close a number of its aquatic facilities during one of the busiest periods of the year. A shortage of lifeguarding staff as a result of…

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Jan 10, 2022 Aquatics / Recreation /


AUSTSWIM and Belgravia Leisure announce swim centre partnership

AUSTSWIM and Belgravia Leisure have partnered for the purpose of creating jobs and saving lives. AUSTSWIM Chief Executive, Simon Weatherill advises “Australia currently faces a…

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Jan 10, 2022 Aquatics / Education / Safety /


ActiveXchange and ARI NSW announce new partnership

ActiveXchange has today announced its selection as the official Data Education Partner for the Aquatic and Recreation Institute (ARI) NSW. The partnership that will see ActiveXchange…

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Jan 10, 2022 Aquatics / Recreation / Technology /


Aquatic and Recreation Institute extends annual award nomination deadline

The Aquatic and Recreation Institute (ARI) NSW has advised that it has extended the nomination deadline for three of its annual awards. Noting that “a lot of submissions have been…

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Jan 9, 2022 Aquatics / Marketing / Recreation /


Poor adult swimming skills contribute to summer drownings

With the nation facing a spike in drowning deaths since the start of summer with 43 people drowning - a 23% increase on the same time last year - Royal Life Saving Society - Australia…

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Jan 8, 2022 Aquatics / Education / Government / Safety /


Noosa Aquatic Centre reopens after COVID scare

Noosa Shire Council has advised that its Noosa Aquatic Centre - closed as of Wednesday for 48 hours after confirmed positive COVID-19 cases by community members who attended the facility -…

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Jan 8, 2022 Aquatics / Recreation / Safety /


Upgrades to continue at Perth’s WACA following demolition of Inverarity Stand

The redevelopment of Perth’s WACA is set to continue next month following the pre-Christmas demolition of the venue’s Inverarity Stand. Constructed in 1970 for the very first…

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Jan 7, 2022 Aquatics / Government / Recreation / Sport / Venues /


Staff shortages impact Gold Coast’s lifeguard team and close Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre

The Gold Coast City Council is reported to be considering reducing patrol hours on its beaches as a result of its professional lifeguarding team being understaffed due to COVID-19…

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Jan 7, 2022 Aquatics / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


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