2015 IT'S A WRAP...
A message from JSP- AUSTSWIM CEO 
We’re on the count down toward the end of another big year and in reflection there are a few facts worthy of note:
Top of the list is recognition, celebration and accolades to our dedicated professional AUSTSWIM Teachers; you who daily don swim wear to present vital life skills to thousands of students so that they may be safer in our waterways this summer.
 AUSTSWIM’s training programs are now acclaimed and accredited as world class; it’s our teachers that make a difference.
We are all very privileged to provide education that makes such a big difference in people’s lives.  It’s important we constantly recognise, celebrate and appreciate that in aquatics the collective has the greatest impact rather than any individual.”
Our team and the culture we foster underpins the work that AUSTSWIM does in the education of safer aquatic activity.”  
Merry Christmas
The AUSTSWIM Board, Council and State Advisory Committee volunteers, together with the Australasia wide staff team wish you a safe and happy festive season. 
A Fond Farewell
After more than a decade with AUSTSWIM, Gordon Mallett has retired as CEO.
Through Gordon’s leadership, AUSTSWIM now stands proudly on the world stage with engaged participation and representation alongside aquatic world leaders.

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In a world first, AUSTSWIM has been accredited against ISO/IEC 17024 for how we train, accredit and licence AUSTSWIM Teachers in Australia. 
This gives you further assurance that AUSTSWIM Teachers have the highest accreditation benchmark in aquatics  and that AUSTSWIM to committed to providing quality education to reduce drowning, the impact of aquatic accidents and strive for safer swimming and water safety.

Be Proud...Be AUSTSWIM
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A warm hello from the AUSTSWIM Events Team!

'Soak It Up' 2015!
AUSTSWIM 2015 National Conference a resounding success!
As the theme suggested, there was much to ‘Soak It Up’ at AUSTSWIM 2015 National Conference held at the twin towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads.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. 
The standard was high and the format unique; thanks to all who joined us for the event.

What’s Next?

THE STAGE IS SET..... 2016 AUSTSWIM state conferences  
SAVE THE DATES 2016 'Soak It Up' Conference series
Olympian Matt Welsh back in the pool
Last month Matt attended the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety course and will look to gain the TSW Accreditation.
One of Australia’s greatest swimmers, having achieved Olympic, World Championship and Commonwealth Games success, Matt said it was now important for him to learn the correct ways to teach vital knowledge, skill and understanding for swimming and water safety.

Great to have Matt on board! 

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Local acclaimed on the world stage
A team of dedicated aquatic professionals featured on the world stage recently as they presented sessions at the World Drowning Prevention Conference in Malaysia.
The Presentation team of Jennifer Schembri-Portelli (AUSTSWIM CEO), Ceri Weekes (AUSTSWIM Council Member) and Jared Wilson (AUSTSWIM General Manager) were joined by Board Chairman, John Rigby who represents AUSTSWIM as a member of the International Life Saving Federation. 
Jared Wilson’s presentation on AUSTSWIM’s Rip Current Education initiative was highlight for commendation at the Conference.

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Vietnam Swim Mission

Teachers needed for the April Team! Get Involved and start 2016 by Traveling to Vietnam and spending time teaching vulnerable children how to swim.

2 – 14 April 2016 or 2 – 14 July 2016



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