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Swim Australia recognises top community swim schools

Swim Australia recognises top community swim schools
May 12, 2015

Swim Australia recently recognised outstanding achievement among Australia’s 600 registered swim schools nationwide at its annual Awards Dinner on the Gold Coast.

Explaining the importance of recognising achievement within the industry, across a range of prominent learn-to-swim fields, Swim Australia Chief Executive Ross Gage stated “the Swim Australia Awards Dinner ... Broadbeach - provides the perfect platform for our Registered Swim Schools of all sizes, to broadcast their achievements on a national stage.

“Winners and runners up, all benefit from hearing other schools’ ideas, stories and successes, and how they too can better perform for both their industry, and customers alike – because when it involves water safety, it’s serious business.”

Hosted by former elite swimmer and Swim Australia’s PR and Media Manger, Jasmin Forsyth (nee Geisel), this year’s 200 guests were treated to special appearances from Olympic gold medallists and world record holders, Kylie Palmer and Sophie Edington, as well as famous father/daughter/elite-coach/swimmer duo, John and Tessa Wallace.

Through a successful raffle and silent auction, the event also raised $7,500 towards three prominent ‘Pool of Causes’ charities, helping various children and families in need - Bears of Hope, Little Heroes Swim Academy and the AWSOM Project.

Gage concluded “we congratulate all of our winners and candidates for helping to ensure Australia continues to lead the way in learn to swim and water safety education and practice.”

Swim Schools award were:

Outstanding Supporters Award
• EnergyAustralia
• Vorgee Australia
• Zodiac Group Australia
• Bryce Ott from Nutshell
• Sports Marketing and Management (pictured above)
• Rackley Swimming

Special Supporters Award
• John Vorgias from Vorgee Australia

Outstanding Community Service Awards:
• Aqualogan Laurie Lawrence Swim School
• Aquabliss Training
• Northern Stars Swim School
• AWSOM Project

Best Swim School Promotion
• In The Deep Swim School

Best Swim School SwimSAFER Promotion – supported by EnergyAustralia
• Paul Sadler Swimland

Best SwimSPORT School – supported by Swimming Australia
• Rackley Swimming

Best Swim School Team Builder – supported by Vorgee Australia
• Swim Fit Buderim

Best Swim School Innovation
• Carlile Swimming

Best Swim School Marketing
• John Wallace Swim School

Best SwimECO – supported by Zodiac
• Beatty Park Leisure Centre

The Swim Australia Awards Dinner was held at the Sofitel Hotel, Broadbeach on 26th April.

Swim Australia is the national authority on learn-to-swim and water safety, and aims to permanently reduce drowning deaths, by providing leading edge programs rich in vital physical skills, and practical teachings, in a nurturing and supportive, educational environment.

Lower image shows the Pool of Causes charities.



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