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Ripples Leisure Centre secures national AUSTSWIM award

Ripples Leisure Centre secures national AUSTSWIM award
November 5, 2019

Ripples Leisure Centre St Marys NSW, has been awarded the 2019 National AUSTSWIM Recognised Swim Centre of the Year at the recent AUSTSWIM World Conference.

Throughout the year Ripples also received awards from Swim Australia (Best Swim School Marketing, Promotions and Customer Service) and the Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA Community Service Award).

The Swim Centre of the Year award recognises Ripples dedication and commitment to staff, their welfare and training. The program is led by Aquatic Programs Coordinator Tammy Weatherby who was a presenter at the AUSTSWIM and ASSA conferences on the water safety community initiatives delivered.

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said the award is a tremendous achievement for Ripples and its dedicated staff noting “the staff of Ripples are to be commended for this prestigious award and their exceptional approach to teaching water safety.

“This award should come as no surprise though, in the last four years Ripples has been recognised 12 times with local, state and national awards along with two instructor awards.

“Learning to swim is an important skill whether you are young or old and I am pleased that our centres in Penrith are leading the nation when it comes to this vital lifesaving skill.”

With 36 swim teachers, Ripples has over 1,900 people attend swim lessons each week which can increase to 2,500 during peak times. The level of experience offered by the teaching staff is second to none, with a combined 200 years of experience currently teaching.

Ripples Swim School offers a comprehensive and established learn to swim program catering for all ages and abilities from four months to adults and special needs. Lessons are skills based with an emphasis on progressive learning experiences from building water confidence, correct stroke technique to survival skills.

Ripples instructors are AUSTSWIM accredited who combine technical knowledge and the ability to communicate to all ages through a caring, emphatic and inclusive approach to teaching.

Ripples Swim School is based at three NSW facilities: St Marys, St Marys Hydrotherapy Centre and Penrith.  


2019 National AUSTSWIM Recognised Swim Centre of the Year

2019 Australian Swim School Association National Award – Excellence for Community Winner

2019 NSW AUSTSWIM Awards of Excellence –Recognised Swim Centre Winner

2019 Swim Australia National Award – Best Swim School for Marketing, Promotion and Customer Service

2018 Swim Australia National Award – Outstanding Community Service Winner

2018 AUSTSWIM – Teacher of Water Safety Winner – Lynette Wooden

2018 AUSTSWIM – Teacher of Access and Inclusion Winner – Alison Feilen

2018 Swim Australia National Awards – ‘Swim Safe’ Winner

2017 Mt. Druitt/ St Marys Local Business Awards – Specialised Business Winner

2017 Swim Australia National Awards – Outstanding Community Service Winner

2017 Swim Australia National Awards – ‘Swim Safe’ Winner

2017 AUSTSWIM National Awards – Recognised Swim Centre Finalist

2016 AUSTSWIM NSW State Awards – Recognised Swim Centre Winner

2016 Swim Australia National Awards – Marketing Winner

2015 NSW State Water Safety Awards – Local Community Initiative of the Year

2015 AUSTSWIM NSW State Awards – Recognised Swim Centre High Commendation

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21st June 2019 - AUSTSWIM names Ripples Leisure Centre St Marys as NSW’s best

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7th August 2018 - South Australian AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety award winners named

30th July 2018 - AUSTSWIM slams forceful swim teaching techniques

11th July 2018 - AUSTSWIM announces new Chief Executive

23rd May 2016 - Ripples Leisure Centre wins Swim Australia national award

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