News: Aquatics

Victoria’s deadliest drowning tragedy in almost 20 years claims four lives

Victorians are being urged to prioritise water safety and head to patrolled beaches ahead of the long weekend following the drowning deaths of four people who were pulled from the water at…

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Jan 25, 2024 Aquatics / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


Shaun Creighton joins Swimming Australia as Director

Shaun Creighton has joined Swimming Australia as one of two Directors with the appointed Directors’ positions added to the Board under the organisation’s new constitution that…

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Jan 25, 2024 Aquatics /


Royal Life Saving calls on men to ‘make the right call’ after alarming rise in summer drownings

With a long weekend approaching, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia is urging people, and men in particular, men to ‘Make the Right Call’ when they’re on, in, or near…

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Jan 24, 2024 Aquatics / Education / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


Splash Planet’s summer attendance expected to surpass previous visitor numbers

Hawke’s Bay water amusement park Splash Planet is shaping up to have its busiest season ever. Always a popular attraction, about 79,000 visitors have been through the gates…

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Jan 24, 2024 Aquatics / Attractions / Tourism / Waterparks /


Record numbers for Busselton Open Water Championships and OceanSwim Festival

A record number of athletes will swim through one of the most recognisable jetties in Australia - the Busselton Jetty - as part of this week’s 2024 Australian Open Water…

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Jan 24, 2024 Aquatics / Events / Sport / Tourism /


Industry tributes for Simon Weatherill

Australasian Leisure Management has received a number of tributes for respected aquatic, recreation, sport and venue manager and industry leader Simon Weatherill who died while competing…

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Jan 23, 2024 Aquatics / Recreation / Sport / Venues / Wellness /


Logan City Council fined $80,000 over electrocution of Eagleby Aquatic Centre lifeguard

Following Beenleigh Magistrates Court having heard evidence of a dangerous series of safety oversights at the Eagleby Aquatic Centre, which culminated with a lifeguard suffering a…

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Jan 23, 2024 Aquatics / Legal / Recreation / Safety /


Ambulance Victoria and Life Saving Victoria reinforce need for caution around inland waterways

Following an increase in fatal and non-fatal inland drownings in Victoria, Ambulance Victoria and Life Saving Victoria continue to call for caution in and around inland waterways this…

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Jan 23, 2024 Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Safety /


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