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ASSA recognises professional and industry excellence at 2018 awards

ASSA recognises professional and industry excellence at 2018 awards
August 2, 2018

Capping off a remarkable few days with over 450 delegates in attendance at the Australian Swim Schools Conference - a key component of the 2018 International Swim Schools Spectacular (ISSS) - the Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) has presented its Swim Schools Excellence Awards 2018.

With swimming stars and media personalities Duncan Armstrong and Jasmin Forsyth acting as masters of ceremonoies, the Awards recognised outstanding professional achievements, industry excellence and lifetime accomplishments in the learn-to-swim sector.

Presented on the evening of Tuesday 31st July at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Awards, a key part of ASSA’s goal to present first-class educational and enriching aquatic experiences, played tribute to current, future and past achievers.

The Awards also saw the announcement of new inductees into the Australian Swim Schools Hall of Fame.

Awards presented included:

ASSA - United States Swim School Association Coutts Family Scholarship:
Andrew Jeffries, Paul Sadler Swim Schools and
Jen Sadler, Hampton Swim School

ASSA Life Membership: David Urquhart

Australian Swim Schools National Excellence Awards
Inclusive Swimming:
C-ME Swim, Cairns, Queensland
Community Service: Nepean Swim and Fitness, NSW
Outstanding Growth: Aquatica Swim Academy, Caringbah, NSW
International: Blue Buoy Swim School, California, USA

Australian Swim Schools Hall of Fame Inductions
Terry Gulliver
Humanitarians: Little Heroes Swim Association
Outstanding Contributors: Claire Timmermans
Legend number 4: John Bainbridge
John Bainbridge becomes the Hall of Fame’s Legend #4, following Paul Sadler, Forbes and Ursula Carlile, and Laurie Lawrence.

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