TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide. Our…read more
Royal Life Saving advises of National Aquatic Industry Committee membership
Following the call for nominations to the National Aquatic Industry Committee (NAIC), Royal Life Saving Society - Australia (RLSSA) has confirmed the Committee’s membership for the 2021 to 2023 period.
The NAIC has the goal of strengthening the health, safety and viability of aquatic facility ownership and operations across Australia and is responsible for the development and endorsement of industry initiatives such as the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (GSPO), National Aquatic Industry Workforce Profile, Economic Benefits of Aquatic Facilities Report, and other national research and advocacy initiatives.
It is recognised that the aquatic industry and aquatic facility management comprises a diverse web of stakeholders and organisations who span important areas, ownership and management models. As such, the NAIC’s membership is a multi-stakeholder model which aims to reflect the diversity, and vibrancy of the aquatic industry.
To fill any gaps the NAIC convenes taskforces who work on specialist areas and priority issues.
The 2021-23 Membership will consist of:
Royal Life Saving Society - Australia
• RJ Houston (Chair)
Representatives from national swimming-based organisations
• Kym McMahon, Swimming Australia
• Carl Patridge, Australian Council for Swimming and Water Safety Teachers (AUSTSWIM)
• Gary Toner, Australian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA)
Representatives of state entities with a focus on aquatic facility management
• Kathy Parton, Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV)
• Andrew Beamer, Aquatic Recreation Institute (NSW)
• Steve Good, Leisure Institute of Western Australia Aquatics (LIWA)
• Wayne Pollock, Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA)
Representatives of aquatic facility builders and maintenance groups
• Lindsay McGrath, Swimming Pool and Spa Association Australia (SPASA)
Representatives of local government
• Amanda Locke, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria
• Jake Boerema, City of Norwood, South Australia
• Brad page, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Queensland
• Matt Howes, Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland
Representatives of facility managers
• Liam O’Brien, Aligned Leisure
• Todd McHardy, Bluefit
• Trent O’Hara, Belgravia Leisure
• Sean Hodges, VIVA Leisure
• Mel Rahtz, YMCA NSW
• Alex Ash, YMCA VIC
Representatives of state lifesaving entities
• Alek Olszewski, Life Saving Victoria
• Les Mole, Royal Life Saving Queensland
• Nick Au, Royal Life Saving New South Wales
• Stephen Gazzola, Royal Life Saving Northern Territory
NAIC Chair and RLSSA National Manager - Aquatics, RJ Houston explained “Royal Life Saving has been encouraged by the overwhelming industry response to calls for nomination to the NAIC.
“RLSSA have opted to grow the NAIC membership from 16 (previous) to 22 (current) in the hopes of continuing to involve a more diverse network of stakeholders while remaining effective and responsive.
“This iteration of the NAIC will see a strengthening of aquatic facility management organisations, learn to swim entities and local government representatives from across the country.”
“Royal Life Saving Australia would like to thank every person and entity that applied for a role on the NAIC and is pleased to confirm the NAIC’s membership from 2021 through 2023,” says Royal Life Saving Chief Executive, Justin Scarr added “members of the NAIC have an important responsibility in representing, consulting with and advocating for aquatic industry stakeholders and communicating and consulting on the work of the NAIC with the wider industry.”
The NAIC will first meet in April 2021.
Click here for more information.
Image credit: Royal Life Saving WA.
10th December 2020 - Royal Life Saving launches 2020/21 South Australian Vacswim program
30th September 2020 - CQU researcher seeks input with study into drowning prevention strategies
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.
Playrope Aqua-Fun, are the Australian & New Zealand exclusive distributors for Vortex Aquatic Structures International, the world leader in aquatic playgrounds and urban water landscapes.…read more
Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…read more
Felton Industries is Australia’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality outdoor furniture and has been supplying premium seating solutions for all sporting, commercial, community…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
Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…read more
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
At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!