Karen Sweaney

About the author

Karen Sweaney

Co-founder and Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor and co-founder of Australasian Leisure Management.

Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

Data centre heating potential for swimming pools and artificial surfing lagoons

Aiming to provide a solution for swimming pools's rising energy costs, the Exmouth Leisure Centre in the UK county of Devon is trialling an innovation that is…

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Mar 26, 2024 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Attractions / Environment / Technology /


Global environmental concerns highlighted on World Water Day

Today is World Water Day - an international campaign supported by the United Nations that aims to draw attention to the value of fresh water for the environment and the need to fight its…

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Mar 22, 2024 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Wellness /


Kai Tak Sports Park spotlights completion of Main Stadium exterior building façade panels

Hong Kong sport and entertainment destination, Kai Tak Sports Park, has marked a significant milestone today with the successful completion of the Main Stadium exterior building…

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Feb 19, 2024 Karen Sweaney Design / Entertainment / Sport / Venues /


Global Wellness Institute partners with Therme Group to showcase South Korea’s wellness offerings

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), the leading nonprofit dedicated to research and education in the global wellness industry, has announced a partnership with the Therme Group - a global…

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Feb 18, 2024 Karen Sweaney Tourism / Wellness /


Art experiences spotlighted for Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour during Spring

Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour is offering an array of creative experiences this Spring from a mesmerising new teamLab installation to much-anticipated annual events like Art Basel Hong…

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Feb 17, 2024 Karen Sweaney Arts / Attractions / Entertainment / Events /


Athlete representation and rules for transgender athletes tackled at LawAccord

Topical legal issues confronting International Federations including athlete representation, rules for transgender athletes in international sport and how to ensure integrity in…

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Feb 16, 2024 Karen Sweaney Events / Legal / Sport /


Riyadh Marathon to incorporate newly-constructed Kingdom Arena

The Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) has announced that the Riyadh Marathon will have its start and finish point on Imam Saud bin Faisal Road, opposite the newly-constructed Kingdom…

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Feb 5, 2024 Karen Sweaney Events / Sport / Venues /