Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Broome Success for LIWA Aquatics

Broome Success for LIWA Aquatics
June 4, 2009

The Leisure Institute of Western Australia (LIWA) Aquatics has just completed its 13th Annual North West Pool Managers seminar.

Held at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre (BRAC), the seminar attracted 35 delegates (including delegates from Marble Bar, Exmouth and the Northern Territory) a remarkable number considering the distances in that part of the country.

Chris Mitchell, Vice President of Broome Shire opened the seminar, emphasising how important it was for the delegates to seize this opportunity to network and open some dialogue on shared issues and problems.

Presentations at the event included Recruiting and Retaining Staff from the YMCA's Rohan Gunton, an update on the very successful âSwim Through Life Program from Ash Crimmins and Chris Retallack of the YMCA in Port Headland while Deb Mills and the team from BRAC gave a run down and a tour of the Broome facility.

Other presentation came from John East on Project Management, Karin Kelly on the Code of Practice Working Group, and Royal Life Saving's Lauren Nimmo on Watch Around Water - a program in which 75 pools across Australia are participating.

Workshop sessions covered reading and understanding the Path Lab Water Test results, managing faecal contamination, and chemical handling while the LIWA Aquatics Seminar Dinner, sponsored by both LIWA Aquatics and Sigma Chemicals, provided a further networking opportunity.

LIWA Aquatics is now set to hold its 40th Annual Conference at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle on 10th and 11th August.

For details contact Tony Head, LIWA Aquatics Executive Officer on 08 9383 8238, E:

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all


AUSTRALIAN MADE. FIT FOR PURPOSE. AlphaFit is a 100% Australian owned family company manufacturing gear specifically for the strength and conditioning, functional fitness and high-performance…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness


Aussie Strength

We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness


Pricemark Pty Ltd

Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry. 

read more



Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness


Abel Sports

INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Venues



ICP is an Australian-based company focused on indoor climbing. ICP will manage your project from initial design to completion and beyond, whether you're building an international-level climbing…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation



BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness


Pico Play

Pico Play is a global leader in the planning, design, development and construction of world-class themed attractions and entertainment that deliver extraordinary and memorable experiences to millions…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Recreation / Tourism


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business