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Aquatic and Recreation Institute acknowledges the industry’s best

Aquatic and Recreation Institute acknowledges the industry’s best
July 4, 2018

The best of the aquatic and recreation industry in NSW was marked at the recent Aquatic and Recreation Institute (ARI) Conference and Trade Show with two days of information sharing and the presentation of the ARI Awards of Excellence.

Held at the Crowne Plaza Terrigal on the NSW Central Coast and attended by a diverse group of over 180 industry professionals, the 54th edition of the ARI’s Annual Conference and Trade Show commenced with the re-election of the ARI Committee including Colin Kane as President, Roz Neville as Vice President, Matt Griffiths as Treasurer and Stan Wall as Secretary at the Institute’s AGM. In addition to the Committee elections, the ARI Committee also inducted David Lloyd, Stephen Leahy and John Davies as Fellows of the Institute.

ARI President Colin Kane with new ARI Fellow David Lloyd.

The Conference also saw the very first Team Delivery for the ARI Mentor Program with the top three teams from BlueFit, Belgravia Leisure and the Sydney Gymnastic and Aquatic Centre selected to deliver their Final Pitch to our judges.

Each team delivered an incredible pitch of what had been was accomplished within a six-month period.

Announced at the ARI’s Annual Awards Dinner, the winning team was from BlueFit team: Outa McHardy, Roland Karoliny, Jemma Malik and Chis McAdam, mentored by Nichole Edsal from Blacktown Venue Management. The team’s Salt programs was seen as the best way to showcase this amazing concept.

The ARI’s Awards acknowledged the industry’s outstanding achievers for the past 12 months. Once again there was an incredibly high level of submissions and the winners were awarded as follows:

AH Pierce Facility of the Year - Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre

RLS Lifeguard of the Year - Clayton Smith, Willoughby Leisure Centre


Orimatech Award of Excellence - Les Watt, Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Aquatic Centre


Roejen Customer Service Team of the Year - Musswellbrook Aquatic & Fitness Centre


Roejen Environmental Sustainability Award - City of Sydney Pools


ARI President’s Award - Stuart Crane, Crane Aquatics

Top image shows ARI executive members and delegates at the Conference.

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16th May 2018 - 2018 AQUATIC AND RECREATION INSTITUTE CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS FACILITIES AND PEOPLE BEYOND 2020

27th February 2018 - FORMER BUNNINGS CHIEF EXECUTIVE JOHN GILLAM NAMED BLUEFIT CHAIRMAN 

4th December 2017 - ARI MENTOR PROGRAM TAKES OFF AT SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

29th September 2017 - JONAS LEISURE BACKS ARI’S NEW MENTOR PROGRAM 

12th July 2017 - LEADING SOFTWARE PROVIDERS ANNOUNCE SEAMLESS INTEGRATION 

21st June 2017 - ARI LAUNCHES FACILITY MANAGERS MENTORING PROGRAM 

26th May 2017 - JONAS LEISURE INTRODUCES NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE PORTAL

4th May 2015 - OUTDOOR SEASONAL POOLS UNDER ONGOING THREATS 

5th March 2014 - NOT SWIMMING POOLS BUT AQUATIC WELLNESS CENTRES? 

3rd February 2014 - AQUATIC AND RECREATION INSTITUTE GETS NSW GOVERNMENT BACKING FOR ACTIVE OVER 50S PROGRAM


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