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AUSTSWIM and YMCA NSW join forces on water safety

AUSTSWIM and YMCA NSW join forces on water safety
July 5, 2016

A new strategic partnership announced this week between AUSTSWIM and YMCA NSW will boost water safety.

The partnership will see the organisations work together to advocate for and promote swimming and water safety across NSW and the ACT.

AUSTSWIM will provide swimming and water safety teacher training and staff development in YMCA NSW’s 22 swimming centres to ensure that all participants are taught by instructors who are accredited to the highest quality aquatic education standards.

YMCA NSW is one of the largest providers of swimming lessons across NSW and the ACT. Each week, around 16,000 children participate in swimming and water safety programs at YMCA NSW facilities.

YMCA NSW Chief Executive Leisa Hart said the partnership will mean even higher quality instruction in its programs.

Hart explained “we are delighted to enter into this strategic partnership with AUSTSWIM, an organisation whose values are closely aligned with ours around the importance of teaching essential water safety and swimming skills to the highest standard.

“We look forward to working with AUSTSWIM to provide best practice training to all children involved in our learn-to-swim programs.”

AUSTSWIM has long been recognised as the leader in aquatic teacher training in Australia and last year, in a world-first, attained ISO17024 accreditation for its swimming and water safety education programs.

AUSTSWIM Chief Executive Jennifer Schembri-Portelli said this international accreditation gave consumers the confidence of knowing that AUSTSWIM-trained teachers were accredited to the highest standard.

She welcomed the new agreement with YMCA NSW and said it presented an excellent opportunity for the two organisations to work closely to promote safer aquatic participation through high quality education programs and advocacy.

Between 2002 and 2015, there were a total of 128 drowning deaths in children under five years of age in NSW.

Top image: An AUSTSWIM trained swimming and water safety teacher at the Wyndham Leisure & Events Centre

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