Aquatic & Recreation Services
  • VICSWIM venues are being sought all over Victoria.  Program will run 3/1/17 - 20/1/17. Is your town interested?  Contact Amanda at for more.
  • The Guidelines for Outdoor Seasonal Pools have been released! Click HERE to download a copy.
  • The Guide for Benchmarking Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality of Aquatic Centres in Victoria has been released. For more info, click HERE.
  • SWIM AUSTRALIA TEACHER Courses for only $250. See the course calendar for further details.




Industry Services
  • Congratulations to the 2016 ARV INDUSTRY AWARD winners! Who won? Click HERE.
  • Register NOW for the NETWORKING BREAKFAST on Wednesday 29th June, at Harold Holt Swim Centre, presented by Roejen Services.
  • Become an ARV Member: don't sit back and spectate.  Drive your industry!  Get involved, make a contribution, leave a legacy, be a member! Details HERE.
  • AirActive & ARV team up! Want to get better numbers through your programs and classes?  AirActive may be able to help.  Click HERE for more.




Aquarena Redevelopment Update

Mattioli Newsletter - May 2016

ARV Releases Energy Benchmarking Study for Aquatic Centres

NSPF Certified Pool Operator Courses Now Available in Victoria

Onwards and Upwards in 2016 for Swim Australia and ASCTA

Water Play Launch in Ballarat (video)


If you don't Think Pro-Gamers are Athletes - Consider This

Man Cited for Wearing Thong to Public Pool

Behmer and Wright to Build New Aquatic Centre

$800,000 Balmain Pool Promise

Perfect Gym Solutions Launches into Australia & NZ Markets

Strong Aquatic Stream for National Sports Convention

F45 Australian Gym Launches in India

Fitness Model's Mysterious Death Shatters Bodybuilding Community

Should we be Choosing Fat Free over Full Fat Products?

From Strength to Strength: Provider's Aged Care Gyms Flourish

Kids Flood AquaPulse Swim Classes

Towong Council Plans to Save $10,000 on Corryong and Tallangatta pools by Cutting Hours

Aussie Kids Also-Rans in Global Fitness Rankings

6 Types of Swimmers Taking Swim Lessons

Sydney Wild Weather: Coogee SLSC "Like a Bomb Site"

Hobart Aquatic Centre - Latest Designs Revealed

Da Nang Plans to put all Children in Swimming Classes by 2017

New Australian Swim School Association Aims to Link Learn-to-Swim Operators

Twitter Offers Trusty Town Planning Tips

Fighting Blindness & Obesity Through Fitness

How to Pick the Good From the Bad Smartphone Health Apps

Controversial Water Survival Class for Babies Gaining Popularity

Australia's Display at Venice Biennale

Aqua Technics Commercial Awarded 50 Pool Contract for Pilbara Gas Project

World Surf League Acquires Major Stake in Kelly Slater's Wave Pool Company

From Wasted to Wellness - Bali Holidays get a Health Kick

St Kilda Adventure Playground’s Future Threatened

Corangamite Divided Over Swimming Pool Stoush

Yarra River in Templestowe Could Become Home to Victorian-First Paddle Sport Centre

Childhood Fitness Reduces Long-Term Cardiovascular Risks

Orange Aqautic Centre a Victim of its Own Success

Nipper Numbers on Gold Coast in Dire Need of Rescue

Torquay Pool Fight Continues

Cranbourne Swimming Pool Destroyed by Vandals

Aquatic Centre's National Award

Lack of Sporting Facilities Among Top Priorities in Castlemaine Ahead of Federal Election

Ian Thorpe Starts Pool Cleaning Business

We are all Swimmers

Hume City Council to Spend Big in Sunbury

Gympie Memorial Pool Faces End of an Era

Getting Fit is About to Cost a Whole lot More

Gladstone's Unique Aqua Therapy Service Undergoes Major Change

Wollongong CC Reveals Plans to Overhaul Beaton Park Sports Precinct

$100m Centre Finally Get Name

Swimming Australia Participation Opportunities

How to beat the Flu & Keep Energy Levels up this Winter

Better planning of Open Space will Enhance City Liveability

Whittlesea Council Budget all About Priorities

Healthy Living the Focus of Rural Expo

Floating Solar is key to our Future

Newly Opened $3.6m Riverland Backpackers Resort

Jump! Swim Schools Gold Coast wins Biz Oscars

Colbinabbin Residents Start Campaign to Save Town Pool

Giving Kids a Say is Important When it Comes to Playground Redevelopment

Working it Out: Do we Really Need to Pay for Exercise?

Melbourne is Getting An Enormous Wave Pool

Sport is the Most Unifying Tool for Peace in the World

Ararat Pool Open For Business

Premier Daniel Andrews Opens Ararat Outdoor Olympic Pool

Parramatta's only Pool to be Demolished for a new Sports Stadium

Off-Field win for Tigers over Leisure Centres

Black Hatt Pub Owner Kylee Clasper Saves Portarlington Swimming Pool

Pool Partnerships can Save Young Lives

Arnold Schwarzenegger back for Formula One Grand Prix

Maytronics Drowning Prevention Systems and Pool Cleaners

Swim Australia Teacher Courses