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Are you participating in Movember?

Are you participating in Movember to raise funds and awareness for men's health?  If so, we would love to support your cause by sharing your story amongst our members using the power of ALFA's social media channels.  To do so, please send us the link to your fundraising page and a photo of your mo in progress.  

And the Winner is... Gold Coast

The Gold Coast’s Broadwater Parklands came alive at 8am on 13th November as the announcement was made that the Gold Coast had won the bid (43-27 votes) to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games ahead of the emerging Sri Lankan city of Hambantota, but what difference does winning the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games mean for Australian leisure facilities?
 
ALFA is on Google+ are you?

ALFA has set up a Google+ Business Page, enabling the ALFA Alliance to connect with a whole new community of on-line users.  Since ALFA’s inception, ALFA has embraced the use of social media as a means of connecting and engaging with the industry and sees Google+ as the next step.  Are you or your organisation on Google+ as yet?  More
 
YMCA Undercover Boss Australia - Lessons Learnt

ALFA member, industry colleague and Chief Operating Officer of YMCA, Nick Cox, took off the tie and returned to his roots volunteering in a range of roles for the YMCA as “Undercover Boss”.  There were some great lessons for us all to learn from this exercise.  More

New Licence Scheme For Fitness Classes

In case you haven't heard, there is a New Licence Scheme For Fitness Classes  that becomes effective 1 January 2012.  Make sure your facility is aware of the details and planning accordingly.  More
 

2012 Industry Calendar - Call For Event Details

ALFA is in the process of updating it's Industry Events Calendar for 2012 (and the rest of 2011).  If you have any industry events you would like added, please e-mail details to info@alfaleisure.org.au.  Check out other events in our industry calendar to see the type of information required.
 

ALFA Blog
 
The ALFA Blog is both the voice of and the voice for the aquatics, recreation and leisure facilities industry in Australia.  As such, ALFA is asking "what else do you want to see in the ALFA Blog" and is welcoming guest posts from people within the industry to ensure fresh perspectives and the full story is provided on current industry issues.  There are many reasons why you may choose to be a Guest Blogger, such as... more

Member Blogs

Check out what our members are writing about:
Do you have a blog that you would like to share with ALFA and our members?  Submit the details of your blog to ALFA and we may feature one of your blogs in our next e-news.
 

Supplier Spotlight

London 2012 Olympics Chooses Technogym

Congratulations to ALFA's newest National Commercial Supplier member, Technogym Australia, who have been recently confirmed as the exclusive fitness equipment supplier for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  More
 
Anti-Wave Introduces New Block With Trackstart And Online Store

Anti-Wave Australia have bounced back after being adversely affected by the Jan 2011 floods with new products and a new online store.  Anti Wave are pleased to announce the introduction of their new Anti Block with TrackStart to thier product line.  More
 

Other News

12-11-2011: Gold Coast Wins 2018 Commonwealth Games Hosting Bid
10-11-2011: PLA Seeks National Secretariat Services
09-11-2011: New Direction For Siemens Aquatics Products
07-11-2011: From Summit to STREAM - Inaugural AUSTSWIM Teacher PD Day Success
07-11-2011: Entry Fees Rise At Newcastle Swimming Pools 
05-11-2011: Melbourne Sports Hub Lights Up 
03-11-2011: Pre-Employment Assessments - A New Service For Employers
02-11-2011: Research Into The Benefits Of Swimming Lessons During Early Childhood 
02-11-2011: ARV Prepares For Water Safety Week 2011
01-11-2011: Tough Economic Times Create Demand For Lakes Leisure's Aquatic And Fitness Product 
31-10-2011: Queensland Rethink Business Waste Services $750 Subsidy
30-10-2011: IAKS, IOC And IPC Award International Architecture Prizes For Sports Facilities 
27-10-2011: Fitness Australian Announces Industry Honour Roll
26-10-2011: Renovated Adelaide Aquatic Centre Opens
26-10-2011: London 2012 Olympics Chooses Technogym 
25-10-2011: Stormwater Creating A Green Future For Kardinia 
25-10-2011: Aquatic Suppliers Unite For Local Government Association NSW Annual Conference 
24-10-2011: Anti-Wave Introduces New Block With Trackstart And Online Store
24-10-2011: SA Aquatic And Leisure Centre Chlorine Leak Hospitalises Three
23-10-2011: New Glen Eira Sports And Leisure Centre To Use Mobilefit Intelligent Fitness Software
21-10-2011: Fitness Not Fatness Should Be Mantra 
20-10-2011: Australia's Fitness Sector Remains Fighting Fit
20-10-2011: Carlton Community Centre Closes For $10.4 Million Makeover
19-10-2011: Fitness Australia Announces Lift For Life Start-Up Grants 
19-10-2011: 'Aquacircus' Wins 2011 WWA Innovation Award 
18-10-2011: Sunbather Adapts To Deliver Energy Savings For Huntingtower Aquatic Facility
18-10-2011: PPCA And Fitness Australia Agree On Ne Licence Scheme For Fitness Classes 
17-10-2011: YMCA Victoria Takes Over The Management Of Moreland Council's Leisure Facilities 
17-10-2011: Queensland Clubs Win National Fitness Industry Awards 
17-10-2011: ALFA Blog - Calling For Guest Bloggers
14-10-2011: Banyule Council Reveals Watermarc's Dynamic Energy
14-10-2011: What Else Do You Want To See On The ALFA Blog?

For more Aquatics news, please visit the Aquatics Section of the Australasian Leisure Management webstie.

News items are provided by members of the ALFA Alliance, Australasian Leisure Management and other sources.  All news items reflect the personal opinions of the authors and are not necessarily those of ALFA.

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ARV Indoor Aquatic And Recreation Facility Development Guidelines

Check out the ARV Indoor Aquatic And Recreation Facility Development Guidelines.  

These Guidelines are presented in a step by step process with accompanying schedules, which provide an outline of the key matters that a council should consider when either constructing a new or undertaking major refurbishment of an indoor aquatic and recreation centre.

Click here for more information.  

Thanks to our good friends at Aquatics and Recreation Victoria for sharing this great resource with ALFA Alliance members.  Have you stumbled across something lately that you think is worth sharing and/or discussing?  Let us know so we can feature it in our next edition of the ALFA e-news.



Industry Calendar

November

16 FitBiz 2011 - Brisbane, QLD
17 NSW PD Series 02: Monitor & Maintain Water Quality - Seven Hills, NSW
18 NSW PD Series 02: Introduction to Conflict - Seven Hills, NSW
18 FitBiz 2011 - Sydney, NSW
21 NSW PD Series 02: Storing Handling & Maintaining Chemicals - Seven Hills, NSW
22 NSW Swim & Survive Partner Pool PD Series: Teaching Beginners Butterfly - Seven Hills, NSW
23 NSW PD Series 02: Risk Management for Aquatics Supervisors & Managers - Seven Hills, NSW
25 FitBiz 2011 - Melbourne, VIC
25-28 Get NZ Active Conference  - Auckland, New Zealand
26-4 Dec Water Safety Week: Play it Safe by the Water - VIC
29 NSW PD Series 02: Operate Aquatic Facility Plant & Equipment - Seven Hills, NSW


December

5 NSW PD Series 02: Armed Hold-up - Seven Hills, NSW
6 NSW PD Series 02: ATSI Cultural Awareness - Seven Hills, NSW8 ARV Facility Management Standing Committee - VIC
10RecSA Watch Around Water Season Launch - SA
15 ARV Education Standing Committee - VIC


ALFA Publication Deadlines

E-news - 7 December
ALFA Journal - 7 January


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