January 2011 Table of Contents

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Wooten Park Dream Designs: Spraypark: Rain Drop Products Wooten Park

Located in Central, Florida, Tavares, “America’s Seaplane City,” wanted to revitalize it’s downtown area. Read more

Suncor Community Leisure Centre at Macdonald Island Park Dream Designs: Leisure Facility: Vortex Aquatic Structures Intl. Suncor Community Leisure Centre at Macdonald Island Park

After a long and anticipated wait, the Macdonald Island Park celebrated its grand opening in the fall of 2010. Read more

The Summit at Central Park Dream Designs: Wellness Center: Brinkley Sargent Architects The Summit at Central Park

The Summit is no typical city-owned senior center. Read more

Southeast Missouri State University Student Aquatic Center Dream Designs: School/University | Hastings+Chivetta Architects Southeast Missouri State University Student Aquatic Center

The Southeast Missouri State University Student Aquatic Center boasts unique aquatic amenities that no other campus recreation aquatic centers offer. Read more

“Splash Cove” Jim Allen Aquatic Center Dream Designs: Leisure Facility: Yarger Design Group Inc. “Splash Cove” Jim Allen Aquatic Center

Shawnee’s 7,600-square-foot leisure pool and 6,600-square-foot bathhouse complex opened in late spring of 2007 for use by the residents and guests. Read more

Pirate’s Bay Waterpark Dream Designs: Waterpark: Kimley-Horn And Associates Inc. Pirate’s Bay Waterpark

When the City of Baytown, Texas residents identified a need for a large family aquatic area, a plan to build Pirates Bay Family Aquatic Center at the Wayne Gray Sports Complex was born. Read more

RecPlex Aqua Arena Dream Designs: Competition Facility: Partners In Design Architects Inc. RecPlex Aqua Arena

Abundant natural light, views to surrounding park areas and state-of-the-art, eco-friendly, energy-saving technology combine with a “fast” pool to make the RecPlex Aqua Arena a new benchmark for community aquatics facilities.  Read more

Salinas Municipal Aquatic Center Dream Designs: Competition Facility: Glass Architects Salinas Municipal Aquatic Center

The Salinas Municipal Aquatic Center, completed in September 2009, is part of a larger recreational complex that includes a community center, sports complex, rodeo grounds and a municipal stadium. Read more

Kodiak Island Borough Community Swimming Pool Dream Designs: Competition Facility: Counsilman-Hunsaker Kodiak Island Borough Community Swimming Pool

The growing population in Kodiak City, Alaska, meant the existing Kodiak Island Borough High School indoor pool was facing obsolescence. Read more

Lee’s Summit R-VII School District Aquatic Center Dream Designs: School | Water’s Edge Aquatic Design Lee’s Summit R-VII School District Aquatic Center

Lee’s Summit, is a growing suburb just south of Kansas City, Mo., and the school district struggled for years to find space for three high school swim teams to practice. Read more

Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Pools Dream Designs: Hotel/Resort Pool | Natare Corp. Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Pools

Marina Bay Sands is Singapore’s first integrated resort and its unique aquatic space is something of a structural masterpiece. Read more

Hilliard Family Aquatic Center Dream Designs: Leisure Facility: Patterson Pools Hilliard Family Aquatic Center

Hilliard, Ohio, Mayor Donald Schonhardt invested in the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center as a centerpiece to the Hilliard Municipal Park. Read more

University of Iowa Campus Recreation & Wellness Center Dream Designs: Competition Facility: Rdg Planning & Design University of Iowa Campus Recreation & Wellness Center

The University of Iowa’s new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center supports three primary programs — aquatic athletics and recreation, student fitness and recreation, and university wellness programs. Read more

West Irving Aquatic Center Dream Designs: Leisure Facility: Brinkley Sargent Architects West Irving Aquatic Center

After the successful opening of the Cimarron Aquatic Center in 2008, the city of Irving set about creating a complementary venue on the other side of town. Read more

Central Park Dream Designs: Spraypark: Waterplay Solutions Corp. Central Park

Before the wadding pool and spray park was opened in 2010, Central Park, located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, was virtually forgotten. Once a prominent, historical landmark, it had become a seedy, crime-filled haven at the center of Winnipeg’s immig Read more

Higginsville Aquatic Center Dream Designs: Leisure Facility: Larkin Aquatics Higginsville Aquatic Center

The Higginsville Aquatics Center project was a community effort, completed with a forward-thinking approach during all phases of the development process Read more

Bentley Park Splashpad Dream Designs: Spraypark: Power Play Bentley Park Splashpad

The City of Bixby has been one of Oklahoma’s fastest growing communities for the past several years Read more

Burleson Recreation Center Dream Designs: Leisure Facility: Yarger Design Group Inc. Burleson Recreation Center

The 70,000 square foot Burleson Recreation Center opened in May 2010 for residents and guests of the City of Burleson, Texas, a fast growing suburb of Fort Worth. Read more

Cascade Falls Aquatic Center Dream Designs: Waterpark: Water’s Edge Aquatic Design Cascade Falls Aquatic Center

Cascade Falls Aquatic Center features an impressive display of 21,880 square feet of water.  Read more

Adams 12 Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center Dream Designs: Competition Facility: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture Adams 12 Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center

For several years, the Adams 12 Five Star School District envisioned a regional aquatic venue that would support its high schools and middle schools. That vision is now Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center, a state-of-the-art venue hosting local, state and re Read more

Movie Magic Bottom Line Movie Magic

Inthe summer of 2006 hordes of people, all clad in swimsuits, bunched together lawn chairs on the Oak Bluff Beach of Martha’s Vineyard Read more

Bottom Line Building a Portable Screen

Typical dimensions for a projector screen are 16x9 for widescreen presentation. Intended screen size is most dependent on the lumen output of your projector Read more

Sky High Waterparks + Resorts Today: Check Out Sky High

Featured by the likes of National Geographic and the Discovery Channel’s “Build it Bigger,” the SkyPark infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore is truly one of a kind. Read more

Editor's Desk Five to Watch

New Year prognostications aren’t for the timid. Invariably, the predictor ends up looking ridiculous when the forecasts don’t come to pass Read more

Former Olympic Swim Coach Resigns Industry News Former Olympic Swim Coach Resigns

A 2008 Olympic Coach has resigned from his position as elite coach at Fullerton Aquatic Sports Team in Fullerton, Calif Read more

Swim Lesson Bill Under Consideration Industry News Swim Lesson Bill Under Consideration

Legislators in one southern state are considering a bill that would make two years of swim lessons mandatory for all public school students Read more

Ohio Waterpark Resort Announces Expansion Industry News Ohio Waterpark Resort Announces Expansion

Kalahari Waterpark Resort will begin a $22 million expansion project this spring, doubling the size of its convention center Read more

Asthma Warning Issued for Swimming Babies Industry News Asthma Warning Issued for Swimming Babies

Parents of infants with a family history of allergies are advised not to take their children to indoor pools, according to a new warning form Germany’s Federal Environment Agency Read more

Hire From Hell Lessons Learned Hire From Hell

At a previous pool I managed, I was elated when an unusual applicant walked into the office looking for a job, and asked to see me. She said she’d worked at the pool 10 years ago and was interested in working there again Read more

Season Finale Lifesavers Season Finale

Wasn’t it just yesterday those new guards reported for season opening training? How the season has flown by! From new employees eagerly anticipating the new season, your lifeguards have become experienced workers, happily anticipating not putting on Read more

Schubert Seeks Return to USA Swimming News Schubert Seeks Return to USA Swimming

Discussions are under way in an effort to amicably resolve issues that arose when United States Swimming national team head coach Mark Schubert was abruptly terminated in November Read more

Frozen Financing Stalls Aquatic Development News Frozen Financing Stalls Aquatic Development

It’s almost a new year, but so far the same old story when it comes to aquatics facility development. Stagnant credit markets combined with ongoing uncertainty means new construction is not yet seeing a rebound, especially when it comes to large pri Read more

CYA Strength, Consistency Questioned News CYA Strength, Consistency Questioned

Across the nation, it appears more and more pool service technicians are noticing an interesting phenomenon Read more

Defending DE Tech Talk Defending DE

In the past 40 to 50 years, regenerative diatomaceous earth filters have become the norm for maximum filtration efficacy, replacing the older style of open-top vacuum DE filters Read more

Riding High Waterparks + Resorts Today: Trends Riding High

Bigger, faster, taller … in many ways, that’s what it is all about when it comes to waterpark attractions. Read more

Breathing Easier Waterparks + Resorts Today: What Works Breathing Easier

In December 2006 Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio, opened as the ninth indoor waterpark resort for the brand. Read more

Donald & Ruth Furman Aquatic Center Dream Designs: Leisure Facility: Rdg Planning & Design Donald & Ruth Furman Aquatic Center

Located on remnant pastureland at the edge of the Squaw Creek floodplain and surrounded by a century-old pine grove, one of the first challenges in building the Donald & Ruth Furman Aquatic Center was its location Read more

The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Dream Designs: Leisure Facility: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Opened in September 2009, The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Salem, Ore., was designed as a place for self-improvement and community connections, accessible to all. Read more

C.V. Starr Community Center, Sigrid & Harry Spath Aquatic Facility Dream Designs: Leisure Facility: Glass Architects C.V. Starr Community Center, Sigrid & Harry Spath Aquatic Facility

The 61,000-square-foot C.V. Starr Community Center, for the Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District, was designed for construction in three phases. Read more

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