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Extension announced for AUSTSWIM Swim Centre Recognition

Extension announced for AUSTSWIM Swim Centre Recognition
September 4, 2020

In support of all 2020 AUSTSWIM Recognised Swim Centres in managing this difficult time and to increase the opportunities for learners to continue their water safety journey, AUSTSWIM has announced an extension to all AUSTSWIM Swim Centre Recognition.

Swim centres do not need to do anything as AUSTSWIM will update the Recognised Swim Centre status and post an updated recognition pack shortly.

Given the unique circumstances that have played out in 2020, AUSTSWIM understand that renewing AUSTSWIM Swim Centre Recognition may have been challenging or not even possible.

With swim schools having begun to reopen following COVID-19 restrictions, AUSTSWIM launched its national #backintheswim campaign to encourage learners and their families to jump back in the pool.

AUSTSWIM highlights that their recognised Swim Centres, learn to swim programs and AUSTSWIM Teachers can only be as busy as demand for their service dictates and as such they are investing heavily in this campaign to help reignite their recognised centres.

AUSTSWIM are keen to help reinvigorate the industry and once again see pools flooded with smiling faces (as much as social distancing allows, for now) noting that “our teaching community are and always will be our number one priority – quality education, training and accreditation is vital.”

To support AUSTSWIM Teachers and keep them engaged, learning and ready to get back in the pool, AUSTSWIM has provided over $500,000 of financial and in-kind support to AUSTSWIM Teachers and candidates through a range of initiatives including complimentary license extensions and online professional development.

Additionally, their teams have remained fully operational, responding to over 55,000 emails and 30,000 calls since the beginning of March 2020 while making sure accreditations and licenses continued to be issued in preparation for the industry reopening.

Image of national #backintheswim campaign

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