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Seadragonz Swim School recognised for setting sustainability benchmarks

Seadragonz Swim School recognised for setting sustainability benchmarks
July 21, 2022

Western Australia's Seadragonz Swim School has been recognised for its sustainability initiatives with it having been announced as the winner of the inaugural

Presented on the Gold Coast in June, the National Excellence Awards recognises the outstanding achievements of ASSA Member Swim Schools.

The private family-owned swim school, located in the southern Perth suburb of Forestdale, was recognised for their efforts across environmental, social and financial sustainability, setting a new benchmark for swim schools concerned about preserving the earth for future generations.

With owners Lari and Bill McDonald having purpose-built Seadragonz with sustainability in mind, Lari McDonald advised "sustainability isn’t just something we do, it’s who we are!"

These sustainability initiatives have included recycling 100% of wastewater, installation of solar panels, recycling or reusing all possible items, a switch to a paperless booking system, sourcing ethical suppliers, and investing back into the local community through sponsorships and donations for those in need.

The award joins to a long list of achievements for the school, who recently also won the Switch Your Thinking business award for climate-change abatement action.

Lower image: Seadragonz' Seth Malacari (left) and Bronwyn Myles (right) with the Sustainability Award at the Australian Swim School Association’s National Excellence Awards.

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