• The 53rd Annual ARI Conference is to be held 18-20 June 2017 Cypress Lakes Resort Hunter Valley “Managing Change in the Aquatic & Recreation Industry” Featuring: Keynote Speaker Mark McCrindle – Demographer & Social Researcher: “Leading teams in changing times: Recruiting, retaining and motivating diverse generations”. Keynote Speaker Marty Wilson – Comedian, best selling Author:… [Continue Reading]

    2017 ARI Conference & Trade Show – Bookings Now Open!
  • AUSTSWIM launch their 2017 Conferences A skilled, connected and inspired workforce has long been acknowledged as a key to business success. It is no different in our industry – and the part time nature of many of our aquatic professionals makes for an added challenge. AUSTSWIM s 2017 series of state-based metropolitan and regional aquatic education… [Continue Reading]

    AUSTSWIM Launch 2017 Conference Series!
  • Royal Life Saving Launch “World’s Most Costly Campaign” Last summer, 14 children under five years of age lost their lives in entirely preventable backyard pool-drowning incidents. To put a stop to the needless loss of life through backyard pool drowning, Matt Preston and Royal Life Saving today launched “World’s Most Costly”, a campaign to remind… [Continue Reading]

    Royal Life Saving Launch “World’s Most Costly Campaign”
  • NSW Health holds a strong position on the prevention of Cryptosporidium contamination of swimming pools. Click on this page to be linked to the most up to date information from NSW Health for the most up-to-date information on Cryptosporidium guidelines

    Cryptosporidium and Contamination of Swimming Pools

The 52nd Annual Conference and Trade Show
21-21 June Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
Registrations are now open!


ARI provides support, direction, training, information and networking opportunities for all Recreation Facility Managers, Industry Specialists, Community Recreation Providers, decision makers and Recreation Organisations.

Active Ageing

The ARI is coordinating the Active Ageing initiative on behalf of the aquatics and recreation industry. As part of the initiative, aquatic and recreation facilities across NSW will be provided with grants to establish and maintain aqua fitness and gentle exercise classes specifically for over 50s.

About Us

The Aquatic and Recreation Institute (ARI) is a not-for-profit professional association of Aquatic and Recreation practitioners, which includes Recreation Facility Managers, Industry Specialists, Community Recreation Providers and decision makers and Recreation Organisations.

We provide support, direction, training, information and networking opportunities for all members who are involved in sport and leisure services throughout Australia.

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Commercial Supliers

National Commercial Supplier members of the Australian Leisure Facilities Association (ALFA) are contributing to the development of the industry nationally. Please consider these companies when next purchasing products and/or services for your leisure facility.

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ARI, ALFA and Sportspeople are working together to provide a comprehensive listing of positions available within the aquatic, recreation and leisure industry.

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EHO Training

ARI and RLSS NSW have developed the Statewide Mutual Water Quality Initiative, providing free training and professional development workshops for personnel responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of water quality at public swimming pools and spas.

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