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AUSTSWIM and Swimming New Zealand agree partnership aimed at providing single training qualification

AUSTSWIM and Swimming New Zealand agree partnership aimed at providing single training qualification
August 31, 2018

The Australasian Council for the Teachers of Swimming and Water Safety (AUSTSWIM) and Swimming New Zealand have announced a new partnership agreement aimed at providing a single training qualification supported by wider coverage of courses across New Zealand.

The two organisations have this week have formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together with an aim to shortly finalise details of the partnership.

Announcing the partnership, AUSTSWIM Chief Executive Carl Partridge stated “this is an important step forward for the education and training of existing and future Teachers of Swimming and Water Safety in New Zealand and will open up opportunities across the country for the swimming and water safety community.”

Partridge thanked the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) for their ongoing support in the delivery of courses on behalf of AUSTSWIM.

NZRA Chief Executive Andrew Leslie added “we have been proud to work with AUSTSWIM over recent years successfully delivering courses on their behalf.

“The partnership between AUSTSWIM and Swimming New Zealand will be of great benefit to the New Zealand Swimming Community as it will deliver one single system for people looking to become a teacher of swimming and water safety.”

Welcoming the initiative, Swimming New Zealand Chief Executive Steve Johns concluded “both Carl and I would like to thank everyone involved, including both boards and the wider New Zealand Swimming and Water Safety community, for their passionate and dedicated work in making this happen.

“All parties are working together to make the transition as smooth as possible for all past, current and future teachers and will continue to make the experience a positive one and look forward to sharing the full details of our partnership in the near future.”

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