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World Infant Aquatics Conference to feature international award winners

World Infant Aquatics Conference to feature international award winners
April 26, 2018

Anticipation over the presentations at the World Infant Aquatics Conference (WIAC), taking place on the Gold Coast this year during the International Swim Schools Spectacular (ISSS), is rising with the revelation that six of the 24 conference speakers have been are recipients of the Virginia Hunt Newman Award. 

Virginia Hunt Newman, the ‘the mother of infant swimming, pioneered and focused worldwide attention on the non-forceful, non-traumatic method of teaching infants and preschool-age children to swim, earning great respect as an innovator in the field.

Those honoured wih the Virginia Hunt Newman Award have been recognised for their excellence in teaching infants and preschool-age children to swim.

The Award Winners addressing WIAC are:

Terje Stakset - 2006 winner
Laurie Lawrence - 2011
Beatriz Esearte Pesqueira - 2013
Toril Hindmarch - 2014
Julie Zancanaro - 2017
Johnny Johnson - 2018

Johnson will receive his Award in May, and as with the others, will become part of the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s annual Induction Ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Australian Swim Schools Association Chief Executive Ross Gage sees that the gathering of Award winners at WAIC is unprecedented in the swimming world, commenting “ASSA is over the moon at the response to their call out for world leading presenters. 

“In addition to the top notch Australians, 22 speakers will be coming from overseas.”

Image shows Johnny Johnston with Ross Gage.

Click here to view the full ISSS 2018 Program via the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

10th April 2018 - AUSTRALIAN SWIM SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION COMPLETES ISSS 2018 PROGRAM

8th January 2018 - INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE DROWNING PREVENTION 

18th October 2017 - AUSTRALIAN SWIM SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION’S ROSS GAGE HONOURED WITH PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AWARD

22nd September 2017 - INFANT SWIMMING THE KEY TO CUTTING DROWNING RATES

25th August 2017 - PAUL SADLER INDUCTED AS ASSA INDUSTRY LEGEND 

4th July 2017 - ASSA MARKS FIRST ANNIVERSARY SERVING THE SWIM SCHOOL INDUSTRY 

14th June 2017 - ASSA FORMS FOUNDATION TO DEAL WITH COMMUNITY SWIMMING ISSUES 

26th April 2017 - ASSA LOOKS TO GLOBALISE THE SWIM SCHOOL INDUSTRY 

10th November 2016 - AUSTRALIAN SWIM SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES LOCATIONS FOR 2017 AND 2018 CONFERENCES


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