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The latest journal can be viewed or downloaded from here ARA March 2015
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:41

Regional Funding Making a Difference

Do you have any images or innovations on the how your community has expended the funds from this years Pool Revitalisation Grant?  Please send any information and images you have through to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The image attached is from the upgrade to the Wundowie Pool shade structures.  Great for the users to stay out of the baking sun.
The 2012-14 CERM PI operational management benchmarks for Australian public sport, leisure & aquatic centres are now available. Data from the last three financial years has been combined to provide benchmarks based on data from 321 aquatic centres and 100 dry centres for 2012-2014. Besides three groupings of dry centres, nine aquatic centre groupings allow for more appropriate comparisons of centres based on size. Increased sample sizes will allow for more benchmarks to be reported in future years, including comparisons between more specific types of centres. All benchmarks published in the 2014 CERM PI Bulletins are the medians for the middle performing centre in that grouping for a specific benchmark. Of the 321 aquatic centres that contributed data over the last three financial years, 50% were located in Victoria, 34% in NSW, 10% in Queensland and 4% in WA. The full lists of benchmarks for nine groupings of aquatic centres are published in the CERM PI® 2014 Aquatic Centres Operational Management Benchmarks bulletin. Benchmarks for the three groupings of dry centres are published in a separate Bulletin. A selection of other benchmarks (e.g. 75th percentiles) can be provided for CERM PI Project subscribers on request. To subscribe to the CERM PI Project and receive a copy of the CERM PI Bulletins, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Email); +61 8 8302 5321 (Telephone); www.unisa.edu.au/cermpi
It was a typically beautiful Perth day as 13 teams demonstrated their fitness, professionalism and decision making skills in this year's Pool Lifeguard Challenge. This annual event sponsored by Commercial Aquatics Australia and LIWA Aquatics is coordinated by Royal Life Saving and conducted at HBF Stadium in Mt Claremont.
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 14:02

CAA Equipment Sale

Commercial Aquatics Australia has a some equipment for sale that may be of interest to you.  Contact Project Manager John Mandelt on 0418 930 408 if you are interested.  Equipment includes:
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 09:39

BHP to Fund Water Park at Elizabeth Quay

Perth's new water park and free community entertainment space at Elizabeth Quay has received a $10 million boost. BHP Billiton will fund the water park element of Elizabeth Quay, which will give it naming rights to the park.
Each year LIWA Aquatics with the financial assistance of the Department of Sport and Recreation commission a report on the State of the Aquatic Industry in Western Australia.
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 12:48

Swimming Pool Coordinator Coolgardie

The Shire of Coolgardie is seeking the services of a suitably qualified person to join our Recreation Team in the role of Swimming Pool Coordinator – Coolgardie. The Shire of Coolgardie is looking for an independent outdoors person to operate the Coolgardie Swimming Pool for the 2014/2015 season. This person will have the ability to work independently at the Coolgardie Swimming Pool. A salary will be paid at Level 5 of the Local Government Industry Award 2010. This is in the range of $40,000 to $51,000 pro rata. Subsidised housing may also be available. A position description is available by contacting Elly McKay (08) 9080 2111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This package may also be downloaded from Council's website at www.coolgardie.wa.gov.au Applicants must provide a resume accompanied by a letter covering and should include:- • Past experience that will be applicable to this position• The qualities and attributes that will make you the best applicant for this position Applications close at 4.00pm Friday 5 December 2014 and should be marked "Private & Confidential" and addressed to Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Coolgardie, PO Box 138, Kambalda WA 6442 Paul WebbChief Executive Officer
Thursday, 27 November 2014 13:01

New Watch Around Water Website is Live

The new Watch Around Water Website is up and running.  Well done to Lauren for her input and dedication to the program.  Be sure to go on line and check it out today! Click on the logo to see the great new sight.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:04

Global Report on Drowning

The World Health Organisation has released a Global Report on Drowning. It is WHO's first Global report on drowning and it reveals that drowning claims the lives of 372,000 people each year and is among the ten leading causes of death for children and young people in every region.  Please find attached a copy of the report.      
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