revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…read more
Surf Life Saving Australia members receive international accolades
One of Surf Life Saving Australia’s longest serving members has received one of the highest international accolades awarded by the International Life Saving Federation.
Peter George AM was made a Knight in the Order of Lifesaving at the World Conference for Drowning Prevention being held in Penang.
George and veteran SLSA sport administrator Dave Thompson became the third and fourth Surf Life Saving recipients of the prestigious award.
Commenting on his receipt of the Award, George stated “I feel very proud to receive this honour. I do it because I love it, never for the recognition, but it is always nice to be recognised.
“I have been a lifesaver for almost 50 years and to receive this international honour now means I have been recognised at every level, which is very humbling.”
George is currently the General Manager of Corporate Service for Surf Life Saving Australia and is a former national Director of Lifesaving.
He said a turning point in his Surf Lifesaving career came in 1976 when he attended a conference hosted by world renowned water safety expert Dr Ian Mackie.
He recalled “I remember he challenged me to go out and teach people about water safety. So I was teaching CPR at Christies Beach in South Australia a few years later and this gentleman dropped his son off for the course but didn’t want to come in himself despite me urging him to do so.
“Anyway, a couple of years after that he tracked me down and said, remember me? He said he just wanted to thank me for getting him to learn CPR because he ended up using those skills to save the life of a man he worked with. Ever since then I have been convinced that what we do is so important to society.”
Several Surf Life Saving Australia researchers made presentations to international delegates at last week’s World Conference for Drowning Prevention.
Barb Brighton has outlined SLSA’s work in conjunction with Standards Australia to develop a new surf sports specific lifejacket and protective equipment.
Sarah Anderson has presented SLSA’s coastal safety strategy and research findings into Tsunami education and awareness.
Surf Life Saving Australia President Graham Ford is the President of the International Life Saving Federation, leading a board of directors made up of delegates from around the world.
The biennial World Conference for Drowning Prevention will be held in Canada in 2017.
Image shows (from left): Surf Life Saving Australia delegates Barb Brighton, Peter George AM, Sarah Anderson and SLSNSW delegate Adam Weir.
4th November 2015 - BLACKTOWN CITY COUNCIL TO SHOWCASE ITS POOL SAFETY RECORD
31st October 2015 - WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION BACKS 2015 WORLD CONFERENCE ON DROWNING PREVENTION
26th October 2015 - AUSTRALIAN LIFESAVER OF THE YEAR USED TO FEAR THE OCEAN
29th June 2015 - NATIONAL COASTAL SAFETY REPORT SHOWS REDUCTION IN DROWNING DEATHS
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.
Solar Pool Heating & Swimming Pool Covers since 1974. Sunbather offer an Australian made product which undergoes continual development to enable you to trust in the Sunbather brand. We deliver a…read more
Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of…read more
Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…read more
As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…read more
HTS Group Ltd provides a complete design, system integration, installation and maintenance package to the transportation, traffic engineering, parking and sports timing industries in New Zealand,…read more
The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!