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Sport England role
Sport England has appointed
Caroline Weber to the newly Aquaflex Managing Director
created role of Executive Director John Crossman is used to
of Communications and Public clocking up more than a few
Affairs. Sport England has a new miles on the road – but it’s all in a
strategy focused on creating good cause. His load is after all
sporting opportunities in every quite important to his company.
community where swimming Aquaflex, the specialist cover
facilities has been singled out, and and liner company have a
has set ambitious targets to get special alliance with French
one million people doing more counterpart Abrisud . But what
sport by 2012/13 and to help many customers do not know is
those with talent get to the very that Aquaflex, who have been
top. She joins Sport England from marketing and selling Abrisud
McDonald’s Europe. covers for seven years, not only
install the enclosures on behalf
of their UK trade customers,
The Scottish view they also personally collect
Scottish swimming is to tell a them from the Beauvais based
‘Pathways into Sport Inquiry’ that factory where each bespoke
local authorities should be cover is manufactured.
encouraged to deliver swimming Driver in chief John Crossman completed more than 75 road There are a number of
lessons in a co-ordinated way adds; “Abrisud are the most trips so have a very well planned Abrisud cover choices so the
rather than a school by school versatile covers available route,” says Crossman. design of the vehicle was vital.
approach. It also wants swimming anywhere and they even travel Abrisud has been Europe’s “We have low-profile, standing
to be considered at a national well. It might sound like a bit of top swimming pool enclosure height, telescopic, manual or
level, and that an entitlement a trek doing a 600 mile round establishment for more than 10 automatic Abrisud covers,”
should be secured on the primary trip but we think it is definitely years. Firstly with the Chapuis continues Crossman. “We
curriculum. “If a child has not worth every mile – or should I family who founded the invested £50,000 in the specially
achieved the entitlement say kilometre!” company and since 2005 under designed vehicle which carries
standards by the end of Primary 4, On average the specially Jean-Pierre Charpentier and the polycarbonate in the roof
the Scottish Government should, designed Aquaflex vehicle Francois-Xavier Desgrippes who space and the frame work in the
through local authorities, provide collects six or seven of the acquired Abrisud with the main body. Special fixing straps
intensive top-up lessons during covers and the trip will take backing of the ATRIA prevent movement and
primary 5.” place over two days. “We have Investment Fund Group. therefore damage.”
£11m on swimming in
the UK
Utah’s experience provides key UV learning curve
Gerry Sutcliffe the Parliamentary
Under-Secretary (Sport) at the atg UV Technology, the Cryptosporidium is becoming a The Utah success,
Department for Culture, Media & ultraviolet treatment reality for all water treatment achieved through a mix of
Sport; said in a written House of specialists has said it believes engineers worldwide. public awareness and the
Commons answer that funding of the ‘writing is on the wall’ for It believes the US trend is likely implementation of Ultraviolet
£12m has been spent in the UK the swimming and leisure to be adopted by leisure protection, was announced
last year on swimming. A total of industry with regards to the operators in the UK, who are as the swimming season
£11m came from Lottery funding. threat of chlorine resistant keen to avoid the costly closed, resulting in Utah
The figure was £5m higher than parasites, such as avoiding any municipal pool
the previous year and almost the cryptosporidium. related outbreaks this year.
same as in 2005/6. Legislation for the A total of 1,900 cases were
mandatory inclusion of reported last summer –
Ultraviolet systems for America’s largest outbreak
2009 Egypt show swimming facilities is now of 2007.
Egypt Pool & Water Technology being considered by a number atg UV Technology, who
exhibition is to be held in Cairo of States across the US. were tasked with supplying
from 7 to 9 March next year. It will Cryptosporidium outbreaks and installing over 60 UV
be the fourth show to be based in are becoming more frequent systems across Utah to
Egypt and held again at the Cairo with the majority of cases minimise the risk of future
International Convention centre. originating in municipal outbreaks are now hoping
Essam Marwan and Adel A.Ghany, swimming facilities, where more facilities in the UK will
exhibition organisers said they users who are not yet aware learn from Utah’s
hoped the 2009 event would of their infection can transmit operational and legal experience.
exceed the last show where the parasite. ramifications associated with an
attendance for the three days The company says it has had outbreak. It also says it has
topped the 5,000 mark. a success in Utah with its UV seen increasing interest in the
See treatment and now the ability application of UV light over
to protect against traditional chlorine disinfection.
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