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ARV announces Industry Awards, inaugural Regional Pools Conference

ARV announces Industry Awards, inaugural Regional Pools Conference
March 15, 2016

Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV) has announced that its annual industry awards will be held on Friday 17th June 2016 at the Peninsula Docklands, while also confirming that the first Victorian country pools conference will be held at the Eastbank Centre, Shepparton Thursday 12th and Friday 13th May 2016.

Expanded to 21 categories this year, including the new Watch Around Water: Facility of the Year Award and the new Business Excellence Award, nominations for the awards are currently being accepted by ARV.

The award categories are:

• Outstanding Contribution to the Aquatic and Recreation Industry Award
• Facility Management Award (All Year & Seasonal)
• Sustainability Award
• Membership Sales Award
• Swim School of the Year Award
• Health Club of the Year Award
• Innovative Program Award
• Pool Lifeguard of the Year Award
• Most Valuable Employee Award
• Group Exercise Instructor Award
• Duty Manager Award
• Personal Trainer Award
• Customer Service Award
• Swim Teacher Awards:
• Swim Teacher General
• Swim Teacher for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool
• Swim Teacher for Persons with a Disability
• Presenter/Course Instructor Award
• Marketing Communications Award (formerly Online Communication Award)
• Watch Around Water: Facility of the Year Award (new)
• Business Excellence Award (new - ARV members only).

Nominations for the awards close on 15th April – with the exception of the Seasonal Facility of the Year awards which closes on 1st April.

With a tropical theme, tickets for the ARV Industry Awards Gala are now on sale.

Last year the event attracted over 650 attendees and the 2016 gala will not only be a night to acknowledge industry excellence but will also presents great opportunities to network and for sponsors to showcase their products and services.

Regional Pools Conference
ARV has also announced that, in conjunction with Sport and Recreation Victoria and the City of Greater Shepparton, it will present the inaugural Victorian country pools conference at the Eastbank Centre, Shepparton in May.

Introducing the conference, an ARV spokeperson explained “Victoria has 279 publicly owned pools and hundreds more pools used by the public, such as swim schools, schools, universities, hotels, motels, holiday parks and theme parks. 

“While pools and the industry enjoy a profoundly successful connection with the Victorian community, our industry faces many challenges. 

“The aim of the conference is to create a forum for listening to the issues, contributing to the solutions, cheering for the wins, learning about what’s going on in the bush, and the networking with peers from across the state.”

ARV’s annual Industry Conference will also be held in Melbourne from 24th to 26th August.

For more information on these ARV initiatives email Taya Phillips at tphillips@aquaticandrecreation.org.au

Click here for nomination details for the ARV Industry Awards.

Click here for information on the Victorian Country Pools Conference in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

Click here to view details for the ARV Industry Conference in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

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