Once again buzzing with fitness fanatics and gym buffs, Leisure Industry Week (LIW) returned to Birmingham in September, and offered visitors the opportunity to view the latest industry trends and product developments all under one roof. Swimming Pool Scene and Hot Tub & Swim Spa Scene was an official media partner of the two-day show, […]
Swimming pool safety will be the hot topic at the first Health & Safety Seminar for Leisure & Aquatic Facilities in Ireland, which takes place in June. The expert panel of speakers confirmed for the event includes Ralph Riley, Director of PWTAG, Richard Lamburn, Technical Manager at the STA, Mark Bagnall, Safety & Environmental Officer […]
The UK’s first cross-sector trade event focused on tackling physical inactivity, arrives in London on May 4-5. Exhibitors from some of the UK’s leading water leisure companies will be demonstrating the latest technical developments in the sector, including RLSS, Speedo, Zoggs, STA, Swimtag, and Aquamat. Visitors to the show will also benefit from an extensive […]
Celebrating its 20th anniversary and with the exhibition space sold out some two months early, SPATEX 2016 looks set to be the best ever. Over one hundred companies from the commercial and domestic pool and spa sectors will be exhibiting their latest products and services, encompassing all aspects of water leisure. The exhibition returns to […]
More than half of the swim schools that took part in a recent survey by the Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) admitted that the increase in demand for lessons compared with pool time availability was a concern. A further 58 per cent said a limited number of pools also gave them cause for concern. With demand […]
Three years after the London 2012 Games promised to ‘inspire a generation’, grassroots sports participation has taken a nose dive. While swimming remains a popular sport with 2.5million people taking to the pool each week, Sport England revealed that 144,200 fewer people have been swimming once a week for at least 30 minutes in the […]
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Leisure Industry Week (LIW) returns to Birmingham’s NEC from September 30 to October 2, promising to be bigger and better than ever before. Up to 7,000 leisure industry professionals are expected to visit the three day show, spanning across six core sectors including Pool & Spa, Play, Health & […]
Leisure operator Everyone Active is playing its part in tackling the national swim teacher shortage by rolling out an apprenticeship scheme across 42 of its centres.
The UK swimming pool and spa sectors celebrated one of its best years in a decade at its annual UK Pool & Spa Awards with an *eight per cent increase in business. More hostages to fortune with the unpredictable British weather, rather than the economy; two months of sustained summer temperatures in July and August […]
Hundreds of schools across the UK are allowing pupils to swim in sub-standard swimming pools unaware of the risks including the dangers of entrapment.