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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    Rock River Rapids Aquatic Park

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

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    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.

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    Northpointe Health and Wellness Campus

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

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    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.

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    Othello Community Pool

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

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Calistoga Splash Park at Glacier Run

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    2008 Rewind

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

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    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 …

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    Calif. 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.

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    Aquatics Lawsuits Ongoing

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

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    SPLASH! Great Writing About Swimming

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

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    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.

  • Elements of the Berg Balance Test

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    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.

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    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.