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LIWA Aquatics to mark 50th anniversary

LIWA Aquatics to mark 50th anniversary
March 29, 2019

The Leisure Institute of Western Australian (LIWA) Aquatics is to preparing to mark its 50th year as the body for swimming pool professionals in Western Australia.

Founded as the Swimming Pool Managers Association of WA Inc. in 1969, the creation followed a series of Local Authorities Swimming Pool Conferences that were held annually from 1957 to 1967.

From this, on the 18th July 1969 a constitution was adopted and the Association was formalised.

Since then, LIWA Aquatics has led an increasing professionalisation of the aquatic facility industry with a number of achievements including the Watch Around Water program, pool education and safety initiatives and training, and an annual survey on swimming pool performance.

A statement from LIWA Aquatics this week advised “celebrating 50 years LIWA Aquatics would like to take this opportunity to thank its pioneer swimming pool managers for having the foresight to get together to discuss all things aquatic.

“Without those pioneers we would not be here today.”

Fred Smith, Life Member of LIWA Aquatics, was on the committee when it began and still attends the LIWA Aquatics Conference Dinner each year.

Fellow Life Member John Robertson, who joined the association in 1974, also continues to attend the Annual Conference Dinner.

LIWA Aquatics Annual State Conference and Trade Display being held on 12th and 13th August in Fremantle will see a celebration of this 50th Anniversary.

Click here for more information in the Australasian Leisure Management Industry Calendar. 

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