Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

International Recognition for ASCTA Chief Executive

International Recognition for ASCTA Chief Executive
September 21, 2010

The International Federation of Swimming Teachers Associations (IFSTA) has announced the election of Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) Chief Executive Ross Gage as its new Vice President.

Announced this week at the IFSTA World Conference in the Netherlands, Gage's Vice Presidency will see him assume responsibility ISFTA activities in Asia and Oceania.

Speaking after his election, Gage told Australasian Leisure Management "my election is a measure of the esteem with which ASCTA is viewed by contemporaries around the world.

"I am honoured to have been chosen and will continue to work with my colleagues worldwide to try to reduce the significant loss of life by drowning and to improve the delivery of education and training to swimming and water safety teachers."

IFSTA, whose 2012 world meeting will be hosted by ASCTA in Australia, makes an enormous contribution to water safety worldwide through:

• 1,020,000 members;
• 830,000 swimmers trained and certified every year;
• 27,185 swimming teacher/instructor members worldwide;
• 10,135 Examiners/Assessors worldwide;
• 14,000 swimming and water safety Teachers and swimming coaches newly trained every year.

The latest report into worldwide drowning was published by World Health Organisation showed that 403,000 persons drowned in 2002. This equates to 8% of all deaths due to injuries, both intentional and unintentional. While the drowning rate for Australia declined for many years, recent trends have seen a turnaround.

ASCTA, via its Swim Australia SwimSAFER program, promotes four layers of protection for young children, recognising that they are the most vulnerable section of our community. While no measure can ever guarantee that children are safe in, on or around water; application of the four layers will improve protection. The four layers are:

• Constant and vigilant adult Supervision
• Provide Barriers such as pool fencing and self-closing gates
• Participate in swimming and water safety lessons
• Plan for emergencies - know how to respond. Can you provide assistance and CPR and call for help?

For more information go to www.ifsta.co.uk/

10th September 2009 - AUSTRALIAN LIFESAVERS TO AID JAPAN

2nd April 2008 - DROWNING BIGGEST KILLER OF ASIAN CHILDREN


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.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

TECHNOGYM AUSTRALIA

Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia  and Australia, Technogym exports its…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Clubware

Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Recreation

 
 

METRA Australia

METRA Australia is your innovation partner for smart electronic locking, Access Control solutions and cashless payment systems to suit all types of leisure facilities.  Our team’s…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

Altitude Training Systems

ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help all athletes gain the competitive edge. Our…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology

 
 

Envibe

With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…

read more

Aquatics / Fitness / Recreation / Technology

 
 
 

State Wide Pool Services

Known as Hydrilla since September 2020 - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/hydrilla-pty-ltd

read more

Aquatics

 
 

Myzone

Myzone is the industry’s leading wearable technology solution. Myzone’s wearable products show and reward effort when you work out. It displays accurate real-time heart rate, calories, and…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business