News: Safety

ALFA enters new era as states come together

The Australian Leisure Facilities Association (ALFA) has enacted a new operational structure to better align the interest of the state-based associations and broader industry. The recent…

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Aug 9, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Marketing / Recreation / Safety /

 
 

ASSA announces latest inductees to Australian Swim Schools Hall of Fame

The Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) has announced the induction of three accomplished ‘SwimSchoolers’ into the Australian Swim Schools Hall of Fame. The highlight of…

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Aug 6, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Safety / Sport /

 
 

Sunshine Coast set to host AUSTSWIM Soak It Up 19 World Conference

Australia’s national organisation for the Teaching of Swimming and Water Safety AUSTSWIM, will hold its world conference on the Sunshine Coast in October. Expected to attract more…

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Aug 6, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Events / Safety / Sport /

 
 

Attendances rise and water consumption falls at Western Australian aquatic centres

Aquatic centres in Western Australia reported a record-breaking year in 2017/18 with 11.4 million visits while, operationally, water usage at facilities fell. The Bigger, Better, Safer:…

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Aug 5, 2019 Aquatics / Environment / Finance / Safety /

 
 

Thai Tourism Minister emphasises visitors safety following Bangkok bombings

Thailand is trying to restore confidence in its tourism sector following a series of bomb attacks late last week that injured several people. Bangkok is currently hosting a regional…

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Aug 5, 2019 Safety / Security / Tourism /

 
 

SwimDesk analyses performance of Australian swim schools

SwimDesk has released the results of an analysis of accumulative data from swim schools around Australia. Aiming to identify the performance indicators across a number of key metrics, the…

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Aug 5, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Safety / Technology /

 
 

Dozens of swimmers injured after wave pool malfunction at Chinese waterpark

Video footage has captured the moment a wave machine malfunctioned at a waterpark in northern China, transforming the pool's gentle swell into what some media have call a…

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Aug 3, 2019 Attractions / Safety / Waterparks /

 
 

Registration issues delay opening of Dreamworld’s new Sky Voyager ride

Almost nine months after Dreamworld applied to register its newest ride, Sky Voyager, the Gold Coast theme park is still awaiting approval from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland to let…

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Aug 1, 2019 Attractions / Safety / Tourism /

 
 

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