2016 ARI Awards of Excellence Winners: AH Pierce Memorial Facility of the Year: Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope RLS Lifeguard of the Year: Mark Rutledge Orimatch Award of Excellence: Cameron McFarlane Roejen Customer Service Team of the Year: Hornsby Aquatic & Leisure Centre Roejen Environmental Sustainability Award: Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Congratulations to all the winners… [Continue Reading]
THE ARI in Collaboration with NSW Health are pleased to announce the next round of funding for the Active Ageing Program. Facilities can apply to receive $8000 in funding to contribute the start up and running costs of over 50’s classes. There will be a total of 23 sites awarded the funding from around NSW… [Continue Reading]
Following the recent Royal Commission on Child Protection, the ARI have consulted the Office of the Children’s Guardian and compiled a position statement on Child Protection that best reflects the Aquatic and Recreation Industry’s specific requirements. The ARI encourages all facility managers to ensure they are following these recommendations and if in doubt, follow the… [Continue Reading]
The latest Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2014 is undoubtedly “a sobering reminder about the risks we take in and around water and why we must all do more to prevent drowning” says the CEO of Royal Life Saving, Justin Scarr. The report reveals 266 people drowned in Australian waterways between 1st July 2013 and… [Continue Reading]
As the 2nd Round of the ARI Active Ageing program commences, the final report on the Pilot round has been submitted. Some of the key findings reported include: Over the 12 month period there was a total of 41,848 participants visited the 13 sites. Prior to the program, of the 13 participating sites, 8 sites reported… [Continue Reading]
A letter to the Swimming community was sent by NSW Health discussing the prevention of Cryptosporidium contamination of swimming pools. To view this letter, please follow the following link: Letter to Swimming Pool Industry re Crypto Awareness For the most up-to-date information on Cryptosporidium guidelines, please visit the NSW Ministry of Health at: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/publicpools/Pages/default.aspx. … [Continue Reading]
Mark Anderson, CEO Swimming Australia has release a letter to the Swimming community on Hypoxic Training. Please follow the link to read this position statement and general information on Hypoxic Training.
The 52nd Annual Conference and Trade Show
21-21 June Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
Registrations are now open!
The ARI is coordinating the Active Ageing initiative on behalf of the aquatics and recreation industry. As part of the initiative, aquatic and recreation facilities across NSW will be provided with grants to establish and maintain aqua fitness and gentle exercise classes specifically for over 50s.
The Aquatic and Recreation Institute (ARI) is a not-for-profit professional association of Aquatic and Recreation practitioners, which includes Recreation Facility Managers, Industry Specialists, Community Recreation Providers and decision makers and Recreation Organisations.
We provide support, direction, training, information and networking opportunities for all members who are involved in sport and leisure services throughout Australia.
National Commercial Supplier members of the Australian Leisure Facilities Association (ALFA) are contributing to the development of the industry nationally. Please consider these companies when next purchasing products and/or services for your leisure facility.
ARI, ALFA and Sportspeople are working together to provide a comprehensive listing of positions available within the aquatic, recreation and leisure industry.
ARI and RLSS NSW have developed the Statewide Mutual Water Quality Initiative, providing free training and professional development workshops for personnel responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of water quality at public swimming pools and spas.