Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…read more
First Inductees announced for the Australian Swim Schools Hall of Fame
The Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) has announced the first Inductees into its Australian Swim Schools Hall of Fame – revealed at the inaugural Australian Swim Schools Awards Dinner on the Gold Coast.
The initial inductions, at the Tier 2 level, included the following the categories and recipients:
• Pioneer – ‘trail-blazers’, laying the foundation for the industry: Bernie Shapland
• Science - people whose research has made a highly significant landmark in the industry: Professor Robyn Jorgensen
• Humanitarian - exemplary humanitarian services, generally over an extended period of time: Paul Sadler Swimland
• Outstanding Contribution - outstanding contributions of international standard, generally over a long period of time: Julie Zancanaro.
Each inductee was presented with a ‘Steedman’ award, named in honour of Charles Steedman, the author of the world’s first book on swimming.
Steedman was a passionate advocate for learning to swim and published his groundbreaking work in Melbourne in the late 19th century.
The top tier in the Australian Swim Schools Hall of Fame is known as the Legends, and are awarded to true ‘legends’ have made exceptional contributions.
The first inductees were Forbes and Ursula Carlile, and Laurie Lawrence.
The Legends received a ‘Forbes’ - in memory of the remarkable Forbes Carlile.
Libby Trickett, John Konrads and Laurie Lawrence, joined ASSA President David Urquhart in making the presentations.
Commenting on the event, ASSA Chief Executive Ross Gage stated “the event was a resounding success, attended by over 120 swim schools and supporters.”
Images: Laurie Lawrence's 'Forbes' award (top) and Julie Zancanaro with her 'Steedman' award (below).
4th August 2016 - VALE: SWIMMING AUSTRALIA PAYS TRIBUTE TO FORBES CARLILE
2nd August 2016 - AUSTRALIAN SWIM SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES ‘SUPER TUESDAY’
5th August 2010 - INAUGURAL SWIMTASSIE CONFERENCE
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…read more
Over the past 10 years Debitsuccess has been providing expert billing services to businesses across Australia. Debitsuccess is now the largest full service direct debit provider in Australasia,…read more
INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…read more
Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…read more
Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…read more
PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…read more
Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!