January 2009 Table of Contents

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Wild Water Dome 2009 Dream Designs : Indoor Waterpark Resort | Architectural Design Consultants Inc. Wild Water Dome

The Wilderness at the Smokies Resort is a four-season facility set on 22.5 acres in the eastern region of the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, just four miles south of Interstate 40. Read more

Zoombezi Bay 2009 Dream Designs : Waterpark | Weber Group Inc. Zoombezi Bay

One of the only zoos in the country with a full size waterpark, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium boasts Zoombezi Bay, a 22.7 acre waterpark that features 15 state-of-the-art waterslides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie p Read more

Splasher’s of the South Seas 2009 Dream Designs : Waterpark Resort | Water Technology Splasher’s of the South Seas

North Dakota has gone tropical. Splasher’s of the South Seas waterpark opened in Grand Forks in 2007, and families from near and far are heading to Grand Forks to experience the feel of an island getaway. Read more

Jefferson, McKinley and South Park Spraygrounds 2009 Dream Designs : Spraypark | Orb Architects Jefferson, McKinley and South Park Spraygrounds

The Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma, Wash., selected ORB Architects to design new sprayparks at Jefferson Park, South Park and McKinley Playfield. Read more

Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center 2009 Dream Designs : Competition | Counsilman-Hunsaker Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center

With the opening of the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center last year, University of Tennessee, Knoxville swimmers and divers have the luxury of training at one of the few universities in the nation with three full-size 50-meter pools within 200 fe Read more

Pella Aquatic Center 2009 Dream Designs : Waterpark | Water's Edge Aquatic Design Pella Aquatic Center

The City of Pella wanted to provide a fun, family-oriented waterpark for its community and patrons of all ages that would also be a great regional attraction. Read more

Rock River Rapids Aquatic Park 2009 Dream Designs : Waterpark | Water's Edge Aquatic Design Rock River Rapids Aquatic Park

Ten minutes south of Wichita, Kan., is the growing community of Derby. Read more

San Juan Natatorium 2009 Dream Designs : Competition Facility | Aquatic Development Group Inc. San Juan Natatorium

Built as part of a major infrastructure development plan, the Olympic Natatorium of San Juan was conceived to be a major venue for FINA-level competition in the Caribbean. Read more

Northpointe Health and Wellness Campus 2009 Dream Designs : Wellness Facility | Water Technology Inc. Northpointe Health and Wellness Campus

NorthPointe Health and Wellness Campus prides itself on being the first comprehensive facility of its kind. Read more

2008 Olympic Trials Pool 2009 Dream Designs : Competition | Water Technology Inc. 2008 Olympic Trials Pool

Competitive swimming is about time. Time, in its smallest and simplest increments, is measured in fractions of a second, defining world records and personal achievement. Read more

Othello Community Pool 2009 Dream Designs : Leisure | Orb Architects Inc. Othello Community Pool

The Othello Community Pool had always been a safe, fun, family-oriented facility and very popular among citizens of Othello, Wash. Read more

H20oohh! Indoor Family Waterpark 2009 Dream Designs : Waterpark Resort | Aquatic Development Group Inc. H20oohh! Indoor Family Waterpark

The Split Rock Resort & Golf Club is an all-inclusive resort situated on 125-acre Lake Harmony in the western edge of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountain region. Open year-round, the resort includes a variety of accommodations and amenities to please Read more

Hawaiian Falls Mansfield 2009 Dream Designs : Waterpark | Whitewater West Industries Ltd. Hawaiian Falls Mansfield

Following the success of its three previous parks in the greater Dallas area, the Hawaiian Falls group embarked on establishing its largest and most elaborately themed park. Read more

Splash! La Mirada Aquatics Center 2009 Dream Designs : Multipurpose Facility | Counsilman-Hunsaker Splash! La Mirada Aquatics Center

Featuring a competition venue and an elaborate pirate-themed leisure area, Splash! La Mirada Aquatics Center is a testament to the Southern California city’s growing desirability. Read more

Dougherty Valley Aquatic Center 2009 Dream Designs : Multipurpose Facility | Akol & Yoshii Inc. Architects Dougherty Valley Aquatic Center

The 62,500-square-foot Dougherty Valley High School Aquatic Facility was built to serve the new high school’s student body as well as residents of the rapidly growing eastern side of the city of San Ramon. Read more

Four Seasons Hotel 2009 Dream Designs : Hotel Resort | Counsilman-Hunsaker Four Seasons Hotel

Aquatic vistas are the crown jewel of many urban high-rise hotels, but none offer an experience quite like the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. Read more

Great Wolf Lodge 2009 Dream Designs : Waterpark Resort | Weber Group Inc. Great Wolf Lodge

Giving new meaning to the term year-round family resort, Great Wolf Lodge defies the weather outside with an indoor waterpark experience that has young and old soaking in the fun. Read more

Clovis North High School Aquatics Complex 2009 Dream Designs : Competition Facility | Tam + Caz Architect Clovis North High School Aquatics Complex

This aquatics center was designed for multiple purposes, as (1) a home for the Clovis North High School competitive aquatics program (2) a multipurpose aquatic venue for community recreational programs (3) a possible competition venue for various competit Read more

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 2009 Dream Designs : Leisure | Counsilman-Hunsaker University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Green pools “LEED” the way and the Campus Recreation Center at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) is the first public building in southern Colorado to earn gold certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council. Read more

Community Activity Center 2009 Dream Designs : Multi-Use Facility | Water Technology Inc. Community Activity Center

In July 2001, the town council-appointed Blue Ribbon Committee began holding numerous public meetings to identify and develop strategies for responding to the community’s needs and wishes for projects in a future bond election. Read more

Aquaventure 2009 Dream Designs : Waterpark Resort | Whitewater West Industries Ltd. Aquaventure

Soon after the long-awaited opening of the Atlantis Resort on Palm Island, the spectacular waterpark and marine attractions became available to the resort guests and other visitors. Read more

Bethesda Park Aquatic Center 2009 Dream Designs : Leisure Pool | Richard Wittschiebe Hand Bethesda Park Aquatic Center

Bethesda Park Aquatic Center is an award-winning part of a 2002 countywide master plan intended to broaden recreational opportunities in the Lawrenceville, Ga., community. Read more

Calistoga Splash Park at Glacier Run 2009 Dream Designs : Spraypark | The Weber Group Inc. Calistoga Splash Park at Glacier Run

The Louisville Zoo is one of only several in the nation to feature a spraypark. Read more

A Tale of Two Markets Bottom Line A Tale of Two Markets

I entered the aquatics industry more than 18 years ago, and the majority of my experience has taken place in the commercial pool market. Read more

The More Things Change... Editor's Desk The More Things Change...

love the New Year! It?s our annual chance to start fresh. Make our resolutions. And implement all those changes we?ve been meaning to make for so long. Read more

Coming to a Head Lessons Learned Coming to a Head

Back when I was an aquatics director at a special recreation district in Colorado, I operated two indoor and three outdoor pools. Read more

Reaching a Higher Level LifeSavers Reaching a Higher Level

Lifeguard in-service training programs not only can improve emergency preparedness, but also facilitate individual employee development into contributing members of the community. Read more

News California Mandates Life Vests at Wave Pools

New safety requirements now in place for California wave pools are likely to create new demand for life vests — and may set a precedent for the rest of the industry. Read more

2008 Rewind Newsroom 2008 Rewind

It?s a new year, but before you dive into your 2009 resolutions, take time for one more look back at 2008. Read more

Industry Struggling to Comply with Safety Act Newsroom Industry Struggling to Comply with Safety Act

The Dec. 19, 2008, deadline has passed and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision has granted enforcement discretion to seasonal pools giving them until opening day to comply, but many operators are still facing challenges meeting … Read more

News California Mandates Life Vests at Wave Pools

New safety requirements now in place for California wave pools are likely to create new demand for life vests — and may set a precedent for the rest of the industry. Read more

Newsroom Aquatics Lawsuits Ongoing

Lawsuits stemming from several high-profile incidents at aquatics facilities now are making their way through the nation?s court systems. Read more

SPLASH! Great Writing About Swimming Reviews SPLASH! Great Writing About Swimming

SPLASH is a unique collection of essays, poetry and excerpts of notable non-fiction aquatic biographies. Read more

Be Like Mike Viewpoint Be Like Mike

Watching Michael Phelps win a history-making eight gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics was a once-in-a-lifetime event on a world stage. Read more

Trust Falls Water Fitness Trust Falls

For many people, falls are a constant threat. And because of this looming concern, people rein in their movements. They stop risking normal tasks such as climbing the stairs, or walking down a steep driveway, or picking up items off the floor. Read more

Wanted: Dream Designers Dream Designs Wanted: Dream Designers

Last year's Dream Facilities issue was a huge success! Aquatics International is now accepting entries for the Second Annual Dream Facilities issue. Read more

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