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IN TOUCH WITH THE CEO
Have you noticed AUSTSWIM is in ‘Conference Mode’?  Our ‘Soak It Up’ message is clear and consistent;
Aquatic Education is vital for a skilled workforce and we’re here to deliver in all states as well as NZ.  
Record numbers in attending our  'Soak It Up Conference' indicate that the program is hitting the mark with AUSTSWIM Teachers and Aqua Instructors.  

2016 is the Year of the Teacher and your Professional Development is our highest priority; we’ve attracted leading Presenters for our conferences and workshops throughout the year at affordable prices.   Don’t miss 'Soak it Up' in your state and keep an eye out for the Leigh Nugent Master Classes coming to a venue near you.  
On behalf of AUSTSWIM sincere thanks is extended to the AUSTSWIM Standing Advisory Committees in every state and territory for putting the program together and volunteering on the day.  Thanks is also extended to the staff team for preparation, planning and presentation; a great AUSTSWIM Family effort.

Read below for a snapshot of AUSTSWIM'S Activity in 2016...We've been busy



WHAT'S MAKING NEWS...

2016-2020 AUSTRALIAN WATER SAFETY STRATEGY(AWSS)
Toward a Nation Free From Drowning
 
The top 5 things you need to know about AWSS
  1. A skilled and passionate drowning prevention workforce is key to the implementation of drowning prevention strategies.
  2. The strategy outlines priority areas where our peak water safety organisations AUSTSWIM, Royal Life Saving and Surf Life Saving work together with Federal, State, Territory and local governments to prevent drowning.
  3. The strategy continues the goal of reducing fatal drowning by 50% by the year 2020. 
  4. Safer venues rely on a skilled workforce to ensure safety for all users.
  5. The Strategy recognises that drowning is often non-fatal, with many families affected by drowning incidents that leave lifelong impacts on a person’s health, social and economic outcomes.
Download a full copy of the strategy at:



Pssst.... AQUA'S GREAT... SPREAD THE WORD

Here are the facts:
Aqua instructors are in high demand. There's a shortage of trained and licensed Aqua instructors throughout the country. AUSTSWIM teachers have great water knowledge and skills to train as Aqua Instructors. On course completion AUSTSWIM WETS Aqua Training provides:

  • 3 years insurance – that’s right your enrolment fee includes insurance
  • 15 CEC’s (Fitness Australia)
  • AUSTSWIM Licence renewal
  • AUSTSWIM WETS Licence recognised nationally and in NZ
  • Access to affordable and practical professional development

                      
        



ITS GREEN ITS GOOD! NEW LOOK AUSTSWIM LICENCE!
It's true, we’re now eco-friendly.  The new look licence card rolled out in May this year promotes sustainable future for our environment.  This initiative is in keeping with AUSTSWIM’s international quality standard accreditation ISO 17024.

Here is a Sneak Peek!
             

AQUA FINDS A NEW HOME AS AQUASUMMIT RETURNS
The 2016 'Soak It UP' Conference series being held in each state has been a perfect fit for learning, engagement and networking between aqua instructors and teachers of swimming and water safety. 

The interest in aqua training by AUSTSWIM teachers continues to grow as more and more take the opportunity to advance their career pathway, build on their knowledge and multi skill within an ever-expanding industry.


                                                

HELPFUL TIPS, RESOURCES & PRODUCT

AQUA GUIDELINES LAUNCHED  
The aqua guidelines have been revamped, re-shaped and re-developed to reflect today’s industry.  AUSTSWIM Aqua Guidelines clearly define and describe best practice for water based activity and exercise classes including:

(a) Public and private venues delivering aqua programs
(b) Aqua instructor accreditation / registration
(c) Scope of the aqua instructor in program delivery.


A complete copy of the guidelines can be viewed below:

           
 

MANAGING EXPECTATIONS
Knowledge is the key to managing expectations; empowering people with knowledge leads to learning that in turn leads to greater understanding and greater understanding may lead to a shared and engaged learning pathway for your students and their parents.



AUSTSWIM PRODUCT OF THE MONTH- TRISWM
The TRISWIM range is voted one of the top 3 products worldwide to actually remove chlorine - but it is the only one currently available in Australia. 
TRISWIM is a unisex range of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion, suitable for all ages. 

Enter the code SWIM2016 at checkout to receive 20% off the TRISWIM range.

                                    
 
WHAT'S ON?
     NEW ZEALAND
JULY 

16 &17
REGISTER TODAY
NEW SOUTH WALES
JULY 

3
REGISTER TODAY
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
JULY 

9
REGISTER TODAY
SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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