Victoria’s Aquatic and Recreation industry honours Bob Romanes
Former National Council of YMCA’s Executive Director and Chairperson of both Sport and Recreation Training Australia and the Recreation Industry Council of Australia Bob Romanes has been honoured by Aquatics & Recreation Victoria (ARV) for his lifetime contribution to the industry.
Presented at the 15th annual ARV Industry Awards gala on Friday 12th June, Romanes (pictured) was presented with the ARV’s Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Aquatic and Recreation Industry.
The Awards were attended by Victorian Minister for Sport, John Eren, who announced a $400,000 funding package for VICSWIM in 2015/16 during the event.
Held at Central Pier, Docklands, the night saw the presentation of 18 separate awards, with winners having been judged from 117 nominations by a panel of 53 judges – each experts in their field.
With a ‘Hollywood’ theme, the night included an evening of live entertainment and dancing.
Aqualink Box Hill won the Facility Management Award (year round) while Geelong Leisurelink, Active MONASH, the Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre and the Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre each won in two categories.
The full list of 2015 winners is:
Pool Lifeguard Award - Ashlea Smith, Leisurelink aquatic and recreation centre
Sustainability Award - The YMCA @ Ashburton Pool & Recreation Centre
Duty Manager of the Year Award - Amber Fordyce, Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre
Online Communication Award - ACTIVE Monash
Swim School Award - YMCA Victoria
Swim Teacher Award (General) - Pam Matthews, Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre
Swim Teacher Award (Babies, Infants and Pre School) - Kylie Zelley, The YMCA @ Horsham Aquatic Centre
Swim Teacher Award (People with a Disability) - Emma Hughes, Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre
Course Instructor of the Year Award - Samantha Grant
Customer Service Award - Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre
Membership Sales Award - Elizabeth Buyel, Waterworld - The City of Greater Geelong
Innovative Program Award - Tiger Paw, Physical Activity and Wellbeing, Richmond Football Club
Most Valuable Employee Award - Emily Figgis, ACTIVE Monash
Group Exercise Instructor Award - Verity Johnson, Leisurelink
Personal Trainer Award - Brady Daw, Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre
Health Club Award - Monash Sport Fitness Centre
Facility Management Award (Seasonal Facility) - The YMCA @ Carnegie Swim Centre
Facility Management Award (All Year Facility) - Aqualink Box Hill, Whitehorse City Council
Images from the Awards can be viewed at www.aquaticsandrecreation.org.au/Events/394/2015ARVAWARDSWINNERS.html
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