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Partners Work to End Playspace Inequity in Oakland

Kids at Franklin Elementary School in Oakland, Calif., are celebrating because they will soon have a great new place to play.

Penn State Extension Offers Professional Pest Managers School Online

Licensed pesticide applicators can brush up on their skills and responsibilities and gain pesticide credits in a course offered by Penn State Extension on December 7, 2020.

IAAPA Inducts Industry Legends Into Hall of Fame

During the IAAPA Expo: Virtual Education Conference, the global association for the attractions industry inducted three industry icons into the prestigious IAAPA Hall of Fame.

ACE Education Offers Pilates Instructor Training

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) and Pilates Unlimited - The Art of Movement launched a new continuing education course, the Pilates Mat Specialist Program.

Trust for Public Land Launches Program to Improve Tacoma Schoolyards

The Trust for Public Land announced the launch of its Green Schoolyards program in Tacoma.

Nation's Capital Swim Club Ranked No. 1 in USA Swimming Club Excellence Ratings

The Washington, D.C. area's Nation's Capital Swim Club has claimed the No. 1 spot in the USA Swimming Club Excellence program for the seventh consecutive year.

Guidelines Aim to Help People Recreate Responsibly This Winter

With the winter season upon us and COVID-19 infections and corresponding public-health measures increasing worldwide, many in the United States continue to seek opportunities for outdoor recreation, including visits to the nation's public lands, waterways and public spaces like parks and trails.

PHTA Leads in Education During the Pandemic

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) has been proactive over the past eight months on transitioning top-tier education programs to a virtual format.

TeamSnap Expands Successful Partnership With Positive Coaching Alliance

TeamSnap, the industry-leading sport management platform, announced it is expanding its nine-year partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) – a national nonprofit dedicated to providing a positive, character-building experience for youth athletes in all communities across the United States.

Keep America Beautiful Encourages Individuals to Join the Recycling Effort

Individual recycling action and behavior are themes of this year's America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national program and the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.

American Camp Associaiton Aims to Promote Access & Inclusion at Camp

The American Camp Association (ACA) announced a new project that includes a three-year grant program designed to foster evidence-informed planning, testing and improving initiatives to increase access to and engagement in counselor-in-training (CIT) programs and other qualified leadership programs among young people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and identities.

New BEA Numbers Underscore Value of the Outdoor Industry

New U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) data shows the economic impact of outdoor recreation. BEA found outdoor recreation contributed to the economies of all 50 states and accounted for 2.1% ($459.8 billion) of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) and $788 billion in gross output (consumer spending) in 2019 – a $10 billion consumer spending increase from 2017.

ACSM Updates Education Requirement to Maintain Certifications

The American College of Sports Medicine Committee on Certification and Registry Boards (CCRB) announced substantial changes to the educational requirements for its two highest level certifications, the ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) and the ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP).

NRPA Recognizes Spokane Parks & Recreation With Best in Innovation Award

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation's leading advocate for parks and recreation, recognizes the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department in Spokane, Wash., with its Best in Innovation Award.

Voters Approve $3.7 Billion for Parks, Climate Resiliency & Public Lands

According to a Trust for Public Land analysis, on Election Day, voters approved nearly $3.7 billion in new funding for parks, climate resiliency and public lands.

Joint Base San Antonio Honored as Recycling Hero

Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) will receive the second annual America Recycles Day (ARD) Recycling Hero Award by Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Calls on Policymakers to Prioritize Active Transportation

As election results continue to come in, federal policymakers are already looking to the year ahead when the next Congress and the White House will be tasked with the country's economic recovery and reauthorization of the nation's federal transportation bill.

IAAPA Shares Details for Inaugural IAAPA Expo: IAAPA Virtual Education Conference

From Nov. 16 through Nov. 18, IAAPA will host its first ever IAAPA Expo: Virtual Education Conference.

Mount Marty University Celebrates Newly Opened Athletic Facility

Mount Marty University recently celebrated the official opening of its new athletic facility, the Ruth Donohoe First Dakota Fieldhouse.

3 in 4 U.S. Adults Embrace Outdoor Amenities in Fall and Winter, NRPA Survey Says

Three in four U.S. adults say outdoor amenities will be important to continue or create new family traditions this fall and winter, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll.

New Grants Deliver Momentum for Wisconsin Trail Network

More than $6.3 million has been awarded to projects within the footprint of Southeast Wisconsin's landmark trail network, the Route of the Badger, organizers at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) announced.

IHRSA, Medical Fitness Association Establish Partnership

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) have formed a strategic partnership with a common goal of promoting exercise as a primary prevention tool and cost-effective treatment option for people with chronic illnesses.

Report Finds Citywide Trail System Would Generate Economic Opportunity in Baltimore

Ernst & Young LLP, on behalf of the Greater Washington Partnership, released a report on the Economic and Social Benefits of Completing the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network. The study examines the potential economic and social benefits of a $28 million plan to expand and connect existing trails in Baltimore City to complete the Greenway Trails Network.

ASBA Announces Pickleball Courts Manual

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for sports fields, running tracks, tennis courts and indoor and outdoor courts and recreational facilities, has announced the publication of the 2020 edition of "Pickleball Courts: Construction & Maintenance Manual."

NRPA Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation's leading advocate for parks and recreation, announced its new 2020-2021 Board of Directors.

National Study Reveals Current Fitness Habits of the American Gymgoer

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released first-of-its kind data from a new national survey of Americans with gym memberships that addresses their physical and mental state throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn-to-Swim Grant Applications Available Now to Swim Lesson Providers

The 2021 USA Swimming Foundation Learn-to-Swim grant application for lesson providers is now open.

ACE Celebrates 35 Years by Recognizing Some of Its Earliest Certified Pros

In its 35th anniversary celebration, ACE is telling the stories of the exercise and health professionals who have been with the organization since the beginning and who experienced the evolution of the fitness industry from its early focus on dance aerobics group fitness to its more comprehensive approach which includes health coaching.

TeamSnap Commits $1 Million to Improve Access to Sport for Underserved Youth

TeamSnap CEO and Founder Dave DuPont announced that TeamSnap will commit $1 million over the next three years to improve access to sport for underserved youth athletes.

New NRPA Report Details Agency-Foundation Relationships

To better understand the characteristics and conditions that lead to effective and sustainable partnerships between park and recreation agencies and their partners, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) commissioned a study led by Dr. Nicholas Pitas at the State University of New York-Brockport that focuses on evidence-based best practices that maximize the benefits of these valuable and strategic relationships.

Playful Learning Installations Announced Across Philadelphia

KABOOM!, the national nonprofit working to end playspace inequity for good, announced the 16 winning projects of Play Everywhere Philly.

Project Play Shows Kids Losing Interest in Sports

Almost three out of 10 kids who previously played sports are no longer interested in participating, according to a new Aspen Institute survey tracking the attitudes of youth sports parents during the coronavirus pandemic.

ASBA Announces Sports Fields Manual

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for sports fields, running tracks, tennis courts and indoor and outdoor courts and recreational facilities, has announced the publication of the 2020 edition of Sports Fields: A Construction and Maintenance Manual.

NRPA, Niagara Cares Award Grants to Support Parks

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) announced grants for four parks to increase access to play and physical activity, as well as support sustainable solutions through park improvements.

U.S. Reps Quigley & Fitzpatrick File Health & Fitness Recovery Act

Since previous government programs have not been sufficient for all the health and fitness facilities affected by COVID-19, U.S. Reps. Michael Quigley (D-Ill.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) have filed the Health & Fitness Recovery Act of 2020.

RDG-Designed Loyola University Practice Facility Earns LEED Gold

Loyola University's Alfie Norville Practice Facility has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) GOLD certification for new construction.

STMA to Host Virtual Conference Experience

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the organization for 2,700 men and women professionals overseeing sports fields worldwide and critical to athlete safety – will be hosting the 32nd annual Conference and Exhibition virtually, January 12-14, 2021.

Grants Awarded to 10 Nonprofits Working to Expand Park Access

10 Minute Walk, a national effort led by The Trust for Public Land (TPL), announced $350,000 in funding to ten nonprofits across eight major metropolitan areas to bolster local efforts to ensure that 100% of people in U.S. cities have safe, easy access to a park by 2050.

Pool Safely Introduces PSA to Reduce Child Drownings

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) national public education campaign to reduce childhood drownings, Pool Safely, new PSA, "What if Kids Had Gills and Fins?" aims to remind parents that kids can't swim like fish, and provides clear tips for how to keep them safer in and around water.

Grant Program Aims to Get Student Athletes Game Ready

To help support student athletes The Shaquille O'Neal Foundation is teaming up with longtime Shaquille O'Neal partner Icy Hot to launch Get Game Ready, an initiative to help high school athletics programs financially burdened by the pandemic.

National Park Foundation & Partners Increase Investment in Service Corps Programs

The National Park Foundation announced a more than $3.7 million investment in service corps programs across the country during fiscal year 2020, up from approximately $3.5 million in fiscal year 2019.

NAEYC & Others Call for Congress to Stabilize Child Care & K-12 Education

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a leading advocate for early childhood education, joined more than 125 early childhood education, K-12 and parent advocacy groups in calling on Congress to provide the funding necessary to support child care programs and schools in safely delivering high-quality education and care in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disney Donates to NRPA to Support Youth Sports, Outdoor Play

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) announced the recipients of its 2020 Youth Sports and Outdoor Play grants.

IHRSA Releases Toolkit for Clubs on Forming a State Alliance

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, has worked with industry leaders in states across the country, providing them with tools and resources to strengthen their voices and expand their reach at the state level. IHRSA has worked diligently to pull these valuable assets together in a toolkit to share with the entire industry.

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Guidance on Return to Sports

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidance for children and teens who participate in sports activities, clarifying the recommended amount of time that athletes should be held out of practices and games if they or close contacts show symptoms or test positive for the coronavirus.

Athletic Trainers Urge Compliance to COVID-19 Protocols by Higher-Ed Students, Coaches and Staff

A survey conducted by National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) found that while there may be robust COVID-19 preparedness and safety protocols in place at colleges and universities, athletic trainers are seeing concerning trends in regard to environment, supplies and adherence to policies at all levels of collegiate play. .

Indiana Legislative Trails Caucus Summit Highlights Critical Response to COVID-19

The newly formed Indiana Legislative Trails Caucus held its first summit in collaboration with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation’s largest trails and active transportation advocacy organization, and the Greenways Foundation, which promotes trails in the state.

PHTA Announces 2020 International Awards of Excellence Winners

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance announced this year's winners of the PHTA Awards of Excellence.

USA Swimming Announces Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council and Black Leadership in Aquatics Coalition

USA Swimming, the national governing body for swimming in the United States, announced the formation of two diverse leadership groups developed as part of a long-term action plan to provide expertise and strategic guidance to USA Swimming staff and swimming leaders regarding diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

ICAA's Milner Joins WHO Global Network on Long-Term Care

Colin Milner, a leading authority on the health and well-being of the older adult, has accepted an invitation from the World Health Organization (WHO) to join its Global Network on Long-Term Care (GNLTC). The network will advise WHO on ways to create equitable and sustainable long-term care models for older people, with a focus on optimizing functional ability and achieving healthy aging.

Parks & Recreation Is Essential, Say U.S. Adults

A large majority of U.S. adults (82%) believe that parks and recreation is essential, according to a newly released report from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The report shows the public's affinity toward their local parks and recreation is strong, with U.S. residents visiting local park and recreation facilities more than twice a month on average.

Medical Experts Speak Out on Gym Safety

As negative public perceptions persist, the fitness industry is looking to further prove that health clubs are safe and vital for overall health. To do so, IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, is engaging with medical experts to get their professional opinion on the safety and efficacy of clubs.

NRPA Parks Build Community Project Wins National Award

Trojan Park in Wellston, Mo., the 2016 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Parks Build Community project, has been recognized by the Urban Land Institute's 2020 Urban Open Space Award. The award recognizes outstanding examples of vibrant public open spaces that have been instrumental in promoting healthy, sustainable and equitable outcomes in communities.

TPL Partners with the VF Foundation to Improve Access to Parks

The Trust for Public Land is partnering with The VF Foundation to increase access to the outdoors in four underserved city neighborhoods across the country.

Earth Day Network Joins Forces With National Cleanup Day, Keep America Beautiful

Earth Day Network, the global organizer of Earth Day, announced a partnership with National CleanUp Day and Keep America Beautiful to remove trash across the United States amid a global pandemic.

USA Swimming Delivers Millions in Pandemic Support to Swimming Community

USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, concluded its COVID-19 Relief Program with a second round of funding to member clubs on August 11 in the amount of $1,524,253. Nearly twice the number of clubs applied for grants in the second round, with submissions from 627 teams across 56 of USA Swimming's Local Swimming Committees (LSC).

Survey Results Reveal Back-to-School Readiness, Concerns of Health, P.E. Teachers

SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators recently compiled the results of a nationwide survey which captured the state of mind of health and physical education (HPE) teachers as they faced school reentry in the 2020-2021 academic year. Results indicate that for these educators, the impact of COVID-19 cannot be overstated.

IAAPA Cancels IAAPA Expo 2020

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, announced the cancellation of IAAPA Expo 2020 in Orlando, Fla. In addition, the association is launching a new virtual conference for global attractions industry professionals so that they can take part in many of the education sessions originally planned to take place at IAAPA Expo.

NRPA Awards Summer Meal Funding to Expand Food Access

Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign awards a generous $200,000 grant to the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation's leading advocate for parks and recreation. NRPA is awarding the funds to 18 local park and recreation agencies to provide emergency funding relief to support sustained operations of meal programs served through park and recreation sites that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the summer of 2020.

Study Confirms It's Safe to Work Out at the Gym

After analyzing millions of members' check-in data across 2,873 gyms, sports clubs and boutique fitness centers over the course of three months, The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and MXM, a technology and knowledge transfer company specializing in member tracking within the fitness industry, conclusively found that fitness facilities are safe and are not contributing to the spread of COVID-19.

Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz Campaign Continues Pollinator Support During Pandemic

To help protect local pollinators that are critical to the food supply in areas across the country, The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation will host the second annual Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz during September to celebrate pollinators and raise awareness and community involvement in the pollinator crisis.

ASLA Announces 2020 Award Winners

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the 2020 Professional and Student Award winners.

Wheelin' and Dealin'

People and company news

Fitness Time Signs Agreement With Technogym

Technogym - a leading brand in fitness and wellness products, services and digital technologies and official supplier to the past seven Olympic games - has been awarded a five-year contract to supply its state-of-the-art equipment and digital solutions to Fitness Time - the largest network of sport and fitness clubs in Saudi Arabia with 138 active clubs and a pipeline of at least 70 new openings in the next five years.

PlayPower Introduces PlayArmor Antimicrobial Protective Coating

PlayPower, a commercial playground and recreational equipment manufacturer, introduced PlayArmor, a long-lasting antimicrobial coating specifically targeted for use on playgrounds to add a barrier of protection to the surfaces that children touch.

Ecore Athletic Launches Outdoor Spaces Collection

Ecore, a manufacturer of safety, ergonomic and acoustic performance surfaces, launched its Outdoor Spaces Collection.

Kebony Rolls Out Line of Commercial Outdoor Furniture

Kebony US announced the launch of its new Site Furnishings division and its first collection of commercial outdoor furniture, called North Cape by Kebony.

Clear Comfort Cares Program Recognizes Aquatic Facility That Gives Back

Clear Comfort is giving back to an organization or facility that uses pools or spas as tools to help, heal or teach members in its community.

Training Approved for New ASSE Legionella Certification Standard

HC Info's ASSE 12080 course bundle is the first go-at-your-own-pace training approved to meet the educational requirements of ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Standard 12080, the new Professional Qualifications Standard for Legionella Water Safety and Management Personnel in the U.S.

Empire Screen Printing Delivers Graphic Impact for Sporting Goods Customers

Empire Screen Printing, a manufacturer of screen-printed products, announced that its wide range of printing technology brings exceptional benefits to the graphic impact, image quality and durability of printing in the sporting goods, leisure, and health & fitness markets.

Antibacterial Coating From Codelocks Improves Protection Against COVID-19

Codelocks Inc., a leading access control company that designs and distributes innovative, keyless door locks and access solutions, announced an ISO-certified photocatalytic coating which, when applied to Codelocks' products, offers enhanced protection against viruses, bacteria, germs, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other environmental toxins.

Unique Badlands Mini Golf Is Popular Attraction

Last year, when the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation decided to replace their 1970's era "Little Bully Pulpit" 18-hole miniature golf concrete course with a new one, they called on Adventure Golf & Sports (AGS – formerly Adventure Golf Services) to expand the course by having the new front 9 holes encompass the entire space of the original mini-golf area, and building the back 9 holes into a Badlands hill across the street from the original mini-golf location.

Bradley Expands Options for Touchless WashBar

Bradley Corp. added five new beautiful finishes to its popular WashBar series to complement every designer's vision for washroom design.

California Sports Surfaces Launches Ultra Performance Series

ICP Building Solutions Group (ICP BSG) has announced the launch of its California Sports Surfaces (CSS) Ultra Performance Series, a complete reformulation of its Plexipave and DecoTurf products that delivers exceptional abrasion resistance, improved permeability, excellent coverage, a streamlined color palette and more.

Lab Study: Fresh-Aire UV Systems Inactivate More than 99.99% of SARS CoV-2 Virus

Fresh-Aire UV, a leading global manufacturer of HVAC ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems, announced that third-party lab tests successfully proved its residential and commercial UVC disinfection equipment for HVAC systems are more than 99.99% effective in inactivating SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease.

WaterTech Corp. Supports Neighborhood Y

Water Tech Corp, manufacturer of Pool Blaster battery-operated pool cleaners, has taken upon itself to supply regular pool care and technical help to its local YMCA, just a few blocks from the company's headquarters in East Brunswick, N.J.

DR Power Equipment Acquires Mean Green Products LLC

DR Power Equipment, a division of Generac Holdings Inc., announced the closing of a purchase agreement to acquire the assets of Mean Green Products LLC, a battery-powered, commercial-grade turf care manufacturer headquartered in Ross, Ohio.

Ecore Launches Blog for Ecore Athletic & Commercial Sites

Ecore, a manufacturer of safe, ergonomic and acoustic performance surfaces for commercial and athletic markets, has launched a blog on its Ecore Athletic and Ecore Commercial websites.

Kubota Introduces the New L60LE Series

Kubota Tractor Corporation announced the launch of the new L60LE Series.

Pentair Improves Mastertemp ASME Certified Commercial Heater

Pentair's MASTERTEMP ASME certified commercial heater has been improved with a new bronze header design that allows for easy access to the thermal regulator and bypass valve for easy servicing without use of special tools.

SYNLawn Garners Industry Awards From Synthetic Turf Council

SYNLawn, a manufacturer of artificial grass, received four industry awards from the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) recognizing outstanding achievements.

New John Deere Fastback PRO Deck Enhances Productivity

John Deere debuted the new Fastback PRO Rear-Discharge Mower Deck for its line of gas and diesel Z900 ZTrak Mowers.

Polin Waterparks Recognized With Leading Edge Award

Polin, a world leader in the design, production and installation of waterparks and water-play attractions, was honored to receive the Leading Edge Award last week during the World Waterpark Association (WWA) Virtual Show for Europe’s Largest Indoor Waterpark, Suntago Water World.

Nautilus Inc. Announces Sale of Octane Fitness

Nautilus Inc., a leader in home fitness for over 30 years, announced that it has completed the sale of its commercially focused Octane Fitness business to TRUE Fitness Technology Inc.

Technogym Aims to Get People Moving

Technogym, a world leader brand in fitness, wellness, sport and health, announces Let's Move Week 2020, a new format full of fitness events, challenges, online and offline activities.

VivoAquatics Receives CMAHC Certification for CDC Safety Standards

VivoAquatics, a leader in providing innovative and sustainable aquatic solutions, has achieved Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) Certification for CDC safety standards for its aquatic management platform.

KWK Architects Completes Phase 1 for Elliott Student Union

KWK Architects, partnered with CannonDesign, has completed a 15-to-20-year renovation masterplan for the University of Central Missouri's Elliott Student Union, a 165,000-square-foot social hub affectionately known as the "campus living room."

Improve Well-Being While Working Out

Power Plate is encouraging its community to stay fighting fit this winter with a campaign intended to encourage comfort and confidence as well as boosting health and wellness.

Ramuc Offers Skid Tex Non-Skid Paint Additive

Ramuc's Skid Tex is a non-skid additive that creates a slip-resistant surface on concrete decks and pool surfaces.

CityWave USA Moves to Testing Phase

The world's largest standing wave saw its first official surfers when owners Burke and Robert Bordner dropped in on the wave in early August.

Ecore Athletic Adds Surfaces to Performance Collection

Ecore, a manufacturer of safe, ergonomic and acoustic performance surfaces for commercial and athletic markets, announced the addition of two new surfaces to its Ecore Athletic Performance Collection.

Cooper Lighting's New Ephesus LUMASPORT Improves Control & Performance

Ephesus Sports Lighting's new LUMASPORT Sports Lighting System continues to push the technology, performance and practical application of LED lighting for any indoor or outdoor field or arena—from youth sports to the major leagues.

LG Launches First Touchscreen TV for Fitness Equipment

LG Business Solutions USA is entering the fitness equipment business with the introduction of a new 15-inch touchscreen display designed for a variety of exercise equipment to meet the needs of modern consumers.

Park of Poland Opens First Phase

Park of Poland has now opened the first phase of its development, which includes Europe's largest indoor waterpark, "Suntago Waterworld."

Bobcat Introduces Features on Demand

As an industry leader in compact equipment, Bobcat Company is constantly exploring ways to use new technologies to help its customers accomplish more. Now, Bobcat is launching its newest intelligent, digital solution: Features On Demand.

Elite Turf Completes Installation in New Jersey

On the heels of its U.S. debut, Elite Turf powered by Act Global announced it has completed its installation of the POWER System at Ranney School in Tinton Falls, N.J.

AquaTech Earned CMAHC Certification

Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) announced that its AquaTech program is the first pool operator training course to achieve Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) Certification.

Ellis & Associates Program Earns CMAHC Certification

Ellis & Associates' (E&A) premier vanGUARD: Aquatic Leadership program has achieved Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) Certification – making the program the first-ever Lifeguard Supervisor Course to receive CMAHC Certification.

Interkal Brings Innovative Seating to Hennessey High School

Interkal, a market leader in designing, manufacturing, and installing spectator seating in the U.S., was recently tapped to furnish a new venue in Hennessey, Okla.

Bobcat Company Introduces New Zero-Turn Mowers

As the global leader in compact equipment, Bobcat Company has built its reputation on performance, versatility and toughness. Now, it's bringing the same legacy to the turf market with the all-new lineup of Bobcat zero-turn mowers.

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