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    Palm Beach at Moody Gardens

    Transforming a singular concrete swimming pool into a full-scale family and group-friendly waterpark experience entailed combining...

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    Penticton Community Centre

    The $23 million Penticton Community Centre renovation addressed a growing demand for recreation amenities.

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    Kettle Moraine YMCA

    Completed in 2011 at a cost of $4.6 million, the Kettle Moraine YMCA project features a new recreational pool addition, complementing the...

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    Liberty Lagoon

    The basic concept for Liberty Lagoon was to create a man-made river (bayou) as the heart of the park, surrounded by a nice variety of rides...

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    Cumming Aquatic Center

    In addition to two indoor pools — including a 50-meter competition pool with seating for 750 spectators and a 25-yard instructional pool —...


Clubs and Schools

  • Best of Aquatics 2014: Community Outreach

    Chula Vista finds that the key to successful community outreach lies in forming effective partnerships

  • SWIMkids, USA

    At SWIMkids USA, the secret to success is small classes, a cutting-edge water-disinfection method and marketing efforts that are helping to...

  • University of Texas Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center

    LifeCenter Plus was opened to serve the health and fitness needs of the local community, but it has become much more

  • Lifecenter Plus

    The Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center at the University of Texas in Austin provides a platform for athletes to hone their skills and...

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    Flying High

    Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark, the nation’s only education and aviation-themed nonprofit waterpark, now is open to the public


Facility Management

Best of Aquatics


Dream Designs

  • Pool for All Reasons

    A facility meant to serve the community and school district maintains spaces that are separate together

  • More Than Its Sum

    A collaboration between three distinct groups resulted in a space that’s versatile and well thought out

  • For the Little Otters

    A school built specifically for children’s swim instruction boasts many thoughtful features for the audience and purpose

  • A Day in the Park

    Meticulous theming and a range of features helped win a local award and sell hundreds of memberships just months after opening

  • Mountain Getaway

    Thanks to a special roof installation, families can walk in the steps of a mysterious explorer named Kartrite all year ’round


Waterparks and Sprayparks

  • WWA Exhibitors Product Round Up

    A look at products from some of the exhibitors who will be attending the World Waterparks Association trade show in October.

  • Turning Frowns Upside Down

    An aquatics director shows that accommodating a guest's special needs doesn't have to be as hard to meet as you might think

  • Woodlands Splash

    A wading pool is converted into two spraypads for a watery extension of the forest beyond

  • City Forest

    Moore, Okla. built a new splashpad as part of its post-tornado rebuilding efforts. Parmele Park Splashpad is honored as a 2015 Dream Design.


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