LIW returned to the NEC in September.

Leisure Show Buzzes With Fitness Fanatics

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, […]

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Get The SPATEX Party Started

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 […]

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Supply And Demand

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 […]

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Seal of Approval

The traditional curtain raiser to the exhibition season, Leisure Industry Week celebrated its 25th anniversary this year and promised to be bigger and better than ever before. It was more a case of quality over quantity in terms of attendees, but none-the-less, with 215 exhibitors spanning across six core leisure sectors including Pool & Spa, […]

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One In Four Adults Urinate In Public Pools

A Swimming Teachers’ Association survey has revealed a quarter of public pool users do not take a shower before entering the water, with women being the biggest offenders. The survey, of more than 2,000 swimmers, also revealed that one in four people have urinated in a public swimming pool, with one in ten confessing they had done it deliberately; men aged 18-34 years were cited as the worst culprits this time. STA is one of the world’s largest swim teaching and lifesaving organisation, and delivers the highest quality training across four key business areas – swimming teaching, lifesaving, first aid and leisure management.

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