AUSTSWIM Teachers and WETS Aqua Instructors continue to ‘pay it forward’ as they contribute by mentoring and supporting others; just as they were assisted when they first started out in the big wide world of aquatics. In this edition we are proud to highlight some of AUSTSWIM's unsung heroes.
Reflecting recently on the growth and development of our aquatic industry, the changes are exceptional:
So many professional and trained personnel seeking and creating significant career pathways
The growth of swimming and water safety education programs continues to expand as more and more people recognise this vital area of education
Diversity is not just a buzz word, but is alive and flourishing as programs morph, develop and expand to offer community members from all walks of life the opportunity for participation, education, recreation, socialisation and wellness.
Our industry is never still, it responds, it changes and challenges ‘sameness’. AUSTSWIM expands services and resources to continue the flow of education in the aquatic world. If you’ve yet to check out our professional development services, take a minute to have a look. Face to face, tailored service and online options are readily available through the AUSTSWIM website.
Till next time, thank you for your continued inspiration and commitment to working in the aquatic industry
WHAT'S MAKING NEWS...
Rip Current Awareness There are many MYTHS about Australia's beaches
AUSTSWIM CEO on Deck AUSTSWIM CEO, JSP, on pool deck with AUSTSWIM Teacher of 30 years Carol Veldhuyzen. Carol is also an AUSTSWIM Presenter and ASCTA Swim Coach
AUSTSWIM manager extends life-saving hand A three-week stint volunteering in Vietnam has left AUSTSWIM WA Business Centre manager Sue Warner with a renewed sense of commitment.
A noble volunteer teacher at 82 years young
Four days a week 82-year-old Camberwell resident Ian Morton heads off to the pool to provide therapy sessions (with a carer) for a disabled gentleman he has been helping for more than 30 years.
New classes a master stroke Highly regarded Australian swimming coach and mentor Leigh Nugent is delivering a new series of masterclasses for AUSTSWIM licensed teachers. See our UPSKILL Spring 2016 below for dates!
Taking the Plunge Is your local facility making the most of the pool?
More and more facilities are offering aquatic based fitness programs for the adventurous fitness member; acquapole, paddle board, high intensity interval training (HITT), aquabootcamp, deep-water running. The market is calling out for variety, effectiveness and innovation.
Have you ever wondered why your strong powerful voice has got a little husky -‐ not necessarily sore, but raspy?
Save Money, Save Time & be Poo(l) Protected
With the expansion of swim classes specialising in baby and toddler swimming there has been a crop of new swim nappies both disposable and reusable launched on the market.
Managing Different Abilities Within A swim Lesson Swimming teaching is a fun and rewarding experience. Unfortunately sometimes it can also be an overwhelming experience if teachers have a multitude of different levels in their class.
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