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Belgravia Leisure announces appointment of Wayne Goldsmith as Group Aquatics Manager

Belgravia Leisure announces appointment of Wayne Goldsmith as Group Aquatics Manager
July 29, 2022

Belgravia Leisure has announced the appointment of Wayne Goldsmith as its new Group Aquatics Manager - commencing in the role as of 1st August.

Goldsmith comes to Belgravia Leisure with 30 years of experience across the aquatic, recreation and sport industry having worked with a wide range of sporting organisations, professional sporting teams and industry groups, including AFL, NRL, Super Rugby, Tennis Australia, Swimming Australia, Water Polo Australia and Triathlon Australia.

Announcing the appointment, Belgravia Leisure Chief Executive, Nick Cox stated “we are proud to appoint Wayne to the role of Group Aquatics Manager with his significant experience and contributions to the sports and leisure industries.

“Prior to his time with the Belgravia Group, Wayne has been an influential figure in aquatics in Australia and around the world for more than a quarter of a century. He’s been involved in all aquatic industry sectors, from Learn to Swim to elite-level high-performance programs. Programs including six years as Swimming Australia’s National Manager of Sports Science.”

Goldsmith’s impact on the Australian sports industry saw him receive the Eunice Gill Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Coach Education in Australia by the Australian Sports Commission. 

He has also been recognised by receiving The Outstanding Contribution to Swimming in Australia Award while, later this year, he will be honoured by the International Swimming Hall of Fame at an award ceremony in Florida, USA.

On his appointment, Goldsmith (pictured) noted “I’m extremely excited to be working with Belgravia. Belgravia has been a strong force in the aquatics industry, with more than 30 years of experience in the leisure and recreation industry.

“The opportunity to lead their national aquatics program area is something I’m looking forward to.

“I’ve had a lifelong passion for this business, and I believe in our unique capacity to teach kids something that’s not just fun and enjoyable but a skill that could potentially save their life or the life of someone they care about.

“My approach is pretty simple. If we focus on helping kids and families fall in love with the swimming experience so that they truly love what they do, they will do what they love. If we can inspire a love of the water in all of our clients, we will have done our job.

“I would like to think that every child attending any Belgravia swimming experience anywhere throughout our network leaves having learnt something new, but more importantly, has a big smile on their face.”

Cox added “we are looking forward to Wayne’s continued success and growth with Belgravia and the partners and communities we serve.”

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