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Year: 2016

Gold at the end of Jackie's Rainbow
Being a teacher of swimming and water safety to children with special needs has great appeal for Jackie Cole. The Rainbow Club are looking for Teachers to join their team!
Maintain the hero status
JUSTIN THRIVES IN AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS Helping people is in Justin Teece’s DNA. After joining the Australian Army in 2005 when he left school Justin did two tours of duty in East Timor as part of Australia’s peace-keeping mission
AUSTSWIM - Ban Mermaid Tails
AUSTSWIM has joined the call for a ban on mermaid tails in public aquatic facilities.
Championing the Australian Way of Swim Teaching and water safety in India
Championing ‘The Australian Way” of Swim Teaching and Water Safety in India A contingent of Indian swimming and water safety teachers is in Australia this week (until Feb 27) to gain additional skills and knowledge with AUSTSWIM.
Making waves in culturally diverse communities
The ripples created in the pool at a recent AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety course are set to have a tidal wave of effect in CALD communities in Sydney.
A Life-time affair with water
Since completing the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety course in 2010 when she was 65 Lesley has been a key member of the Lameroo swim school.
AUSTSWIM takes The lead in child protection
All AUSTSWIM course participants, aqua instructors and licensed teachers of Swimming and Water Safety in Australia will hold a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) as from July 1, 2016.
Aqua guidelines launched
In a significant move for the industry, AUSTSWIM’s Aqua Position Paper and Guidelines were launched at the recent FILEX fitness convention in Melbourne.
Water Safety Council Strategy and AUSTSWIM
The Australian Water Safety Council’s 2016-2020 Strategy was launched on April 28 by the federal Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport, Sussan Ley, at the Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club.
AUSTSWIM and YMCA NSW join forces on water safety
AUSTSWIM and YMCA NSW join forces on water safety Water safety is the big winner in a new strategic partnership announced this week between AUSTSWIM and YMCA NSW.
2016 AUSTSWIM Water Watcher Campaign
The campaign encourages people to “take the pledge” to ensure there is always supervision of children in and around water.

Year: 2015

AUSTSWIM Succession plan
AUSTSWIM’s Board has anticipated and planned for the forthcoming retirement of CEO Gordon Mallett at the end of 2015.
AUSTSWIM and Jump Swim Schools Media Release
JUMP! Swim Schools and AUSTSWIM are excited to announce an ongoing partnership.
AUSTSWIM Soak It Up Conference and National Award Recipients 2014 and 2015
Over 350 delegates from across the globe were treated to break out sessions and keynote presentations that challenged our thinking, toyed with our emotions and lifted our spirits to be the best aquatic professionals possible.
AUSTSWIM Calls for best practice
The Save Our Kids campaign calling for mandatory swimming lessons for all primary school students in Victoria has been applauded by AUSTSWIM.
In a world-first AUSTSWIM has gained ISO accreditation for its swimming and water safety training scheme. This means AUSTSWIM’s 33,000 accredited swimming and water safety teachers are at the forefront of industry best practice.
Matt Welsh
Former Olympic swimmer Matt Welsh has gone back to lessons in the pool. Last weekend he started training for his AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety accreditation.
Local Acclaimed on the world stage
AUSTSWIM general manager for program delivery Jared Wilson was recognised at the recent World Conference on Drowning Prevention held in Malaysia for his presentation on rip current awareness.
There's more to water safety than swimming
Being able to swim is not enough to keep people safer in water, according to peak swimming and water safety teacher training organisation AUSTSWIM

Year: 2014

India Press Release AUSTSWIM-WMC 5Feb2014
World-class courses for swim teaching now in India AUSTSWIM through a partnership with Winning Matters Consulting is bringing world-class courses for swim teaching to India.
The evening celebrated the 2014 NSW Water Safety Awards to recognise individuals and organisations that have assisted to improve water safety or have helped reduce drowning and water related injuries in their community within NSW
Belgravia Leisure and AUSTSWIM Media Release
AUSTSWIM will provide swimming and water safety teacher training and staff development in facilities that are part of the Belgravia Leisure Management Group.

Year: 2013

AUSTSWIM, Australia’s National organisation for the teaching of swimming and water safety™, has today welcomed a Coalition government’s initiative that will provide a further “life blood” for the industry.
Parents Value Swimming and Water Safety Lessons Above other Extra- Curricular Activities
2013 Community perceptions of and attitudes towards children’s swimming and water safety skills.

Year: 2012

2012 NSW Water Safety Awards
Released 5.09.2012

Year: 2011

Smart Moves Partnership
Released 03.05.2011
WSNZ Elected to AUSTSWIM Council
Released 09.08.2011
Parental Supervision a Must
Released 27.10.2011
WA AUSTSWIM State Awards
Released 27.10.2011
Be Safer Around Water
Released 27.10.2011
Supervision a Must - NSW
Released 20.12.2011

Year: 2010


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