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Winners announced for 2020 National AUSTSWIM Awards of Excellence
Swimming and water safety teacher training body AUSTSWIM has announced the winners of its 2020 AUSTSWIM Awards of Excellence - the premier awards presented to individuals and organisations in Australia and New Zealand that achieve the highest standards of aquatic education excellence.
Explaining that the Awards recognise brilliance, commitment and innovation in the teaching of swimming and water safety, AUSTSWIM Chief Executive, Carl Partridge advised “the national awards are the pinnacle of recognition for swimming and water safety educators.
“With over 30,000 licensed teachers and over 600 AUSTSWIM recognised swim centres, AUSTSWIM services the community.”
Recognising the exceptional contribution that each recipient makes to the aquatic industry and the dedication and commitment to the wider community, the 2020 national award recipients are:
• 2020 National AUSTSWIM WETS Aqua Instructor - Kathryn Macdonald, Victoria
• 2020 National AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics - Access and Inclusions (Adults) - Randev Sappany, NSW
• 2020 National AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics - Melissa Holst, NSW
• 2020 National AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics - Access and Inclusion - Katrina Scarpin, NSW
• 2020 National AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety - Peter Coleborne, NSW
• 2020 National AUSTSWIM Presenter of the Year - Bernie Wilson, Queensland
• 2020 National AUSTSWIM Recognised Swim Centre - Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre, NSW
• 2020 National Most Outstanding Contribution to AUSTSWIM - Gwen Welford, Queensland
The awards were presented by AUSTSWIM Ambassador Brooke Hanson OAM at the 2020 AUSTSWIM Awards of excellence Virtual Awards night last Thursday.
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25th November 2020 - AUSTSWIM announces record number of teachers of swimming and water safety
4th September 2020 - Extension announced for AUSTSWIM Swim Centre Recognition
21st October 2020 - Blacktown City Council launches Drowning Prevention Strategy
30th September 2020 - CQU researcher seeks input with study into drowning prevention strategies
5th December 2019 - AUSTSWIM receives funding boost to combat multicultural drownings
5th November 2019 - Ripples Leisure Centre secures national AUSTSWIM award
24th September 2019 - Sunshine Coast prepares for AUSTSWIM Soak It Up 19 World Conference
19th March 2019 - AUSTSWIM completes swimming and water safety project in Fiji
30th July 2018 - AUSTSWIM slams forceful swim teaching techniques
11th July 2018 - AUSTSWIM announces new Chief Executive
27th September 2017 - AUSTSWIM launches Water Watcher Pledge
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