News: Aquatics

New Wi-Fi technology trialled at Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool

The Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool, located within Kosciuszko National Park, has launched new Wi-Fi technology - being trialled by the NSW Government in partnership with Wagga…

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Mar 6, 2024 Aquatics / Parks / Technology / Tourism / Wellness /


Staff shortages prompt early closure of Port Hedland’s Gratwick Aquatic Centre

Citing "critical aquatic staff shortages across Western Australia" the Town of Port Hedland has been forced to close the Gratwick Aquatic Centre as of Tuesday 5th March. In an…

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Mar 6, 2024 Aquatics / Recreation /


Pool operator pleads guilty to safety breaches over child drowning at Port Fairy Community Pool

Following the drowning death of a child in 2021, the Port Fairy Community Pool Management Group has today pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates' Court to a charge of failing to…

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Mar 5, 2024 Aquatics / Legal / Safety /


HBF drops naming rights branding at Perth’s HBF Stadium and HBF Arena

VenuesWest is to explore opportunities for the future naming for its HBF Stadium and HBF Arena venues following HBF's announcement that it is ending its longstanding sponsorship…

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Mar 5, 2024 Aquatics / Marketing / Recreation / Sport / Venues /


660,000 Brisbane residents make use of $2 swimming program through summer

Brisbane City Council’s initiative to charge a flat rate of $2 for both adults and children using its aquatic centres through the summer, has proven to be a significant success with…

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Mar 5, 2024 Aquatics / Billing / Marketing / Recreation /


NSW Government convenes Coastal Water Safety Roundtable

A roundtable meeting of water safety experts hosted by NSW Minister for Emergency Services Jihad Dib yesterday, looked at how more lives can be saved on NSW beaches after more than a dozen…

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Mar 5, 2024 Aquatics / Events / Government / Safety /


City of Sydney offers free swimming classes and gym access during Seniors Festival

The City of Sydney has an array of additional programming and special events on offer during Seniors Festival from 11th to 24th March. Among the offerings for residents over 55 are…

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Mar 5, 2024 Aquatics / Events / Fitness / Wellness /


High temperatures see Penrith Beach swimming season extended until Anzac Day

With high temperatures forecasted to continue across Western Sydney, Penrith Beach will remain open to the public for another month. Lifeguards from Royal Life Saving Society NSW will…

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Mar 4, 2024 Aquatics / Environment / Recreation /


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