January 2010 Table of Contents

White Birch Bay Dream Designs: Waterpark: Capri Pools & Aquatics White Birch Bay

When Counsilman-Hunsaker and Capri Pools designed the new White Birch Bay Aquatic Center, they wanted to step it up a notch from other aquatic facilities in the region. Read more

UCLA Spieker Aquatic Center and Dirks Pool Dream Designs: University Facility: Bauer And Wiley Architects UCLA Spieker Aquatic Center and Dirks Pool

Supporting UCLA’s NCAA Division 1 National Champion intercollegiate aquatic athletics, the $10.6 million Spieker Aquatic Center includes an outdoor 52-meter competition swimming pool with a 10-meter dive tower; spectator seating for 2,500, intercoll Read more

Waukee Family YMCA Dream Designs: Wellness Facility: Water’s Edge Aquatic Design Waukee Family YMCA

Waukee, Iowa, is a quite suburb nestled just outside Des Moines. Read more

Wave House Sentosa Dream Designs: Specialty Facility: Wave Loch Wave House Sentosa

Wave House Sentosa is the fourth and newest installation in a chain of Wave Houses that stretches from Durban in South Africa, San Diego in California, to Santiago in Chile. Read more

Suncadia Swim and Fitness Center Dream Designs: Multipurpose Facility: Mithun Suncadia Swim and Fitness Center

The Suncadia Swim and Fitness Center’s greatest asset is most certainly its stunning location on the eastern slopes of Washington’s Cascade Mountains. Read more

A.V.Symington Aquatic Center Dream Designs: Waterpark: Smolen Emr + Associates A.V.Symington Aquatic Center

The A.V. Symington Aquatic Center is the latest development in the Ida Lee Park located in Leesburg, Va. Read more

Texas Tech University Student Leisure Pool Dream Designs: Leisure Facility: Brinkley Sargent Architects Texas Tech University Student Leisure Pool

The new pool at the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center features a variety of aquatic activities for the Texas Tech community to enjoy. Read more

Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor Waterpark Dream Designs: Indoor Waterpark: Aquatic Development Group Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor Waterpark

On March 21, 2009 what’s believed to be the continental United State’s first stand-alone indoor waterpark opened its doors. Read more

ava Pool Dream Designs: Competition Facility: Mark Cavagnero Associates / Paulett Taggart Architects ava Pool

This project replaces the popular but deteriorated public pool facility in Larsen Park with a new indoor pool for recreation and competitive use. Read more

Shawnee County Aquatic Center Dream Designs: Waterpark: Water’s Edge Aquatic Design Shawnee County Aquatic Center

Shawnee County is a growing community in the heart of central Kansas. Read more

Paradise Bay Water Park Dream Designs: Waterpark: Fgm Architects Paradise Bay Water Park

Paradise Bay Water Park is the only outdoor public pool in Lombard, Ill., and as such, it was very important that the project feature a range of elements. Read more

The Park House, Shoal Creek Valley Dream Designs: Leisure Facility: Water’s Edge Aquatic Design The Park House, Shoal Creek Valley

The Park House at Shoal Creek Valley is the centerpiece for a lifestyle planned community adjacent to Liberty, Missouri featuring 1,700 acres of residential, retail, and recreation development. Read more

Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Residences and JW Marriott at LA Live Dream Designs: Hotel: Rowley International Inc. Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Residences and JW Marriott at LA Live

The pool and spas at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Residences and JW Marriott at the LA Live are designed to complement the overall entertainment experience at the LA Live entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles. Read more

Metropolis Resort Dream Designs: Waterpark Resort: Ramaker & Associates Metropolis Resort

As the world’s only comic book playground, Chaos waterpark at Metropolis Resort is designed to thrill guests and encourage exploration and imagination. Read more

Oleson Park Spray Ground Dream Designs: Spraypark: Shive Hattery Oleson Park Spray Ground

Located two hours north of Des Moines, Iowa, Fort Dodge is a vibrant community surrounded by recreational amenities including parks, rivers, trails, lakes and golf courses. Read more

Onesty Family Aquatic Center Dream Designs: Leisure Facility: Kimley-Horn And Associates Onesty Family Aquatic Center

Onesty Family Aquatic Center was designed with family fun in mind. Read more

Great Wolf Lodge, Charlotte-Concord Dream Designs: Waterpark Resort: Architectural Design Consultants Great Wolf Lodge, Charlotte-Concord

Opened in 2009, the Great Wolf Lodge outside Charlotte, N.C., is Great Wolf Resorts newest property. Read more

Heritage Park Aquatic Complex Dream Designs: Competition Facility: Sh Architecture Heritage Park Aquatic Complex

The Heritage Park Aquatic Complex is a major landmark in the 160-acre Heritage Park master plan. Read more

Crystal Beach Aquatic Center Dream Designs: Spraypark| Vortex International Crystal Beach Aquatic Center

Several years ago, consultants were charged with designing a dynamic, exciting aquatics facility for the city of Woodward, Okla Read more

Morcom Aquatic Center - Florida State University Dream Designs: University/School| Counsilman-Hunsaker Morcom Aquatic Center - Florida State University

Morcom Aquatics Center is Florida State University’s new,100,000-squrae-foot athletic complex. Read more

Gladstone Community Center Dream Designs: Competition Facility: Water’s Edge Aquatic Design Gladstone Community Center

Gladstone is a community with approximately 30,000 residents, completely surrounded by the northern part of Kansas City, Missouri Read more

ACAC Downtown Dream Designs: Fitness Facility: Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative ACAC Downtown

Atlantic Coast Athletic Clubs set themselves apart in the health club industry Read more

Citrus Community Park Splashpad Dream Designs: Spraypark/Splashpad|Vortex International Citrus Community Park Splashpad

Opened last year, the Citrus Community Park Splashpad in Corona,Calif Read more

Conroe ISD Natatorium Dream Designs: Competition Facility: Pbk Architects Conroe ISD Natatorium

The Conroe Independent School District’s new Natatorium facility was developed through a collaborative design process involving the community, administrators, student athletes, coaches, and parents. Read more

Social Works Bottom Line Social Works

Oprah is on Twitter (along with Read more

Goin’ to Kansas City Check Out Goin’ to Kansas City

With the opening of the new Schlitterbahn Vacation Village waterpark, Kansas City, Kan., now is a bona fide vacation destination. Read more

Growing with You Editor's Note Growing with You

Waterpark Resorts Today is growing in 2010 with a new look and expanded focus that includes not just indoor waterpark hotels, but also all waterparks big and small. Read more

Industrial Resolutions Editor's Desk Industrial Resolutions

If you’re like most people, January is a time to pause, look at your life and ask, “What can I do to improve this year?” So that got me to thinking about good resolutions for the aquatics industry to take on in 2010. Read more

Flooded Fiasco Lessons Learned Flooded Fiasco

I was the supervisor of a new family aquatics center that was ending construction and readying for its grand opening. Read more

Honor Bound Lifesavers Honor Bound

A good lifeguard is a responsible lifeguard. Read more

News Industry Manufacturer Provides Relief to Haiti

Following the devastating earthquake on January 12, global water solutions provider Pentair Inc. is immediately donating $200,000 to fund portable water treatment systems and related supplies to Haiti. Read more

News Two Swim Studies Released

The National Federation of State High School Associations recently reported that swimming and diving were the fastest-growing high school sports for the 2008-09 academic year. The sports combined grew by 29,967 students for an 11.5 percent increase. Read more

News VGB Hits Historic Pools Hardest

At 401 feet long and 200 feet wide, Sunlite Pool is considered the largest recirculating swimming vessel in the world. It’s one of the main attractions at Coney Island Park in Cincinnati. Read more

News Lawsuits Filed in Aquatic Deaths

Several drownings last summer have resulted in legal action. Read more

News Pools Meeting Fiscal Goals

Despite the recession and some unusually cold weather last summer, some public aquatics facilities had financially successful swim seasons. Read more

News VGB Unblockable Drains Questioned

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and International Code Council both recently heard requests to alter their language as it relates to entrapment safety. Read more

News Distracted Lifeguards Cited in Aquatic Incidents

Distracted lifeguards were cited in at least two aquatic incidents. Read more

News Court Upholds Settlement in Landmark Drowning Case

Marking further action in a case that has established a significant legal precedent, the Federal District Court in Miami ruled that the Monticello Insurance Company is liable for the $5.75 million settlement in the 1997 drownings of Zachary Breaux and Eug Read more

News Industry Leaders Join Forces for Conference

In an effort to provide stronger industry education and networking opportunities, the National Recreation and Park Association has teamed with Human Kinetics and Aquatics International to present the 2010 National Aquatic Conference, scheduled for March 2 Read more

News Coach Accused of Sex Crimes

The San Jose (Calif.) Aquatics swim club and its former coach, Andrew King, were named in a civil lawsuit filed by a 15-year-old girl and her father. Read more

Park Planner Things to Think About Now

Snow and ice build up above an indoor/outdoor hot tub can pose a hazard to guests. Read more

Failing Inspection Risk Management Failing Inspection

Americans love their swimming pools. In fact, an estimated 7.4 million vessels are in active use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

Coming Attractions:Two Trends Coming Attractions:Two

The D-Wave by the Turkish firm Polin is designed to offer high thrills in a small footprint. Suitable for indoor and outdoor operations, this four-person water slide features a steep entry that creates the thrill of free falling. Read more

Coming Attractions:one Trends Coming Attractions:one

Imagine an aquatic pinball machine where your patrons are the ball! Designed to simulate the arcade-style pinball machine, but on scale 50 times larger, Wizard Works’ Human Pinball water slide concept uses a sloped ramp, approximately 50 feet wide b Read more

Coming Attractions:Three Trends Coming Attractions:Three

Building on the trend toward more skills-based attractions that offer interactivity, SCS Interactive and WhiteWater West Industries in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, have introduced musical play components. Read more

Core Strength Water Fitness Core Strength

Core training has become a popular exercise focus in group exercise programming. Read more

Four Guidelines for Core Training Water Fitness Four Guidelines for Core Training

1.Train the core muscles in a primarily lengthened position, moving from stability to mobility. Read more

The Comfort Zone What Works The Comfort Zone

It was 2003 and the ball was in motion. W. Jack Kalins, Split Rock Resort president/CEO, had decided he wanted to add a waterpark to our full service destination resort, and we had entered into a design agreement with architects, designers and consultants Read more

HealthBridge Fitness Center, Huntley Campus Dream Designs: Wellness Facility HealthBridge Fitness Center, Huntley Campus

The open design of the Centegra HealthBridge Fitness Center was developed to bolster guests’ vigor, combining the healing properties of water and physical activity with the cathartic effects of a calming atmosphere. Read more

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