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IN TOUCH WITH THE CEO
The Future – is exciting
As a child, one of my favourite TV shows was The Jetson’s; a futuristic setting of family and community life that included visual doorbells, automatic vacuum cleaners and robots abounding; who would have thought that in 2016 many of these things in addition to the infamous hoverboard have come to fruition
 
So when I read about trucks with cameras in the drivers seat and an LED screen on the back door streaming road safety reminders, I don’t say “this won’t happen in my lifetime”, I wait for trailblazers to believe and attract people who have a ‘can do’ attitude and then celebrate the outcome…….Progress what an exciting marvel it is!


 
AUSTSWIM Trailblazers
AUSTSWIM continues the trailblazing theme innovating and enhancing industry professionalism and impacting on aquatic participation; AUSTSWIM is progress and can proudly state to be the first to introduce
  • The Learning Pillars Framework
    Defining aquatic education essentials knowledge, skill and understanding
  • Insurance
    Included with the three year AUSTSWIM Licence – no extra cost
  • ISO 17024
    International recognition and accreditation of AUSTSWIM’s quality training standards
  • WETS Aqua
    WETS Instructor Training, now a feature of AUSTSWIM’s training suite
  • Working with Children Check
    A standard requisite for candidates undertaking AUSTSWIM education and training
AUSTSWIM is a trusted industry brand continuing to trail blaze for a drowning free future where you are the foundation, the driving force and reason we do what we do.
In this months newsletter we offer you information and updates that include:
  • Soak It Up 2016 Conference series featuring            
    • Neuroplasticity (read on to find out what this is all about) 
    • Discount voucher opportunities
    • AquaSummit – a fabulous aqua stream
  • Working With Children Checks
To all our AUSTSWIM professionals, thank you for all you do, till next time, regards…..


Soak It Up 2016 CONFERENCES
Affordable, informative, educational and flexible – it’s time to catch up with colleagues and share, share, share!

Here’s a sneak preview of what’s on offer, so soak it up!


2016 SOAK IT UP KEY NOTE - DR ALAN PEARCE
Neuroplasticity have you heard about it?  

2016 SOAK IT UP AQUASUMMIT
Soak it Up 2016 Conference events incorporate AQUASUMMIT; AUSTSWIM teachers and WETS instructors can mix and match their registration across both streams.  So here’s a chance to take a look ‘at the other side’ and expand your horizons or just satisfy your curiosity; aqua instructors and AUSTSWIM teachers it's ‘all in the family’, come check it out.
 

AQUASUMMIT- WHATS ON OFFER?
  • Content that can be used by both Aqua Instructors and AUSTSWIM Teachers
  • Deep and Shallow sessions
  • Aquatic Equipment
  • Choreography
  • Internationally renowned presenter
AUSTSWIM SWIM CENTRES - CLAIM YOUR REWARDS
Professional development is important; here’s your chance to offer your staff the best.

CONFERENCE SPECIALS- – did you know about this benefit?
Here’s a sample of what’s on offer:
GOLD x 1 Complimentary
SILVER 50% Off
BRONZE 25% Off
DOWNLOAD YOUR VOUCHER TODAY!
2016 AUSTSWIM AWARDS- Nominations Now Open
Your staff team is invaluable; they make or break your program!  We know you have heroes among the team; those teachers and instructors that go the extra mile, the ones you know you can always depend on to do the right thing and give a little extra each time you ask, or don’t even need to ask. 
 
Here's your opportunity to recognise, celebrate and thank them; nominate them for an AUSTSWIM award today.  The process is simple; complete the online nomination form and hit the ‘submit’ button and it’s done.


Innovation and Excellence
  • Are these some of the words you use to describe the programs and services at your centre? 
  • Do the outcomes of what you present make a positive impact on community education and the prevention of drowning?
  • Did your program or service contribute to the wellbeing of your community members?
Yes, Yes, Yes….. great let the industry celebrate the contribution your team makes; nominate your program or service today.  It’s simple complete the online nomination form and hit ‘submit’ today!
NOMINATE TODAY
AUSTSWIM WHAT'S MAKING NEWS

AUSTSWIM TAKES THE LEAD - CHILD PROTECTION MATTERS

The protection of children is paramount; safety from danger, hazards and risk is the essence of swimming and water safety education.  So too is protection from abuse and harm.  It’s with this focus that AUSTSWIM announces the introduction of Working with Children Check (WWCC) requirements for staff, course presenters and candidates, licensed teachers and aqua instructors.


 
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.

HELPFUL TIPS, RESOURCES & PRODUCT
AUSTSWIM ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
You asked, we listened...check out the special introductory Online Teaching Tips offer today.For only $33.00 and 3 hours that contribute to registration, your team can access user friendly teaching tips.

AUSTSWIM PRODUCT OF THE WEEK
The Newest Challenge in Aqua Fitness is here! For the first time Acquapole® has come to Australia.
Check Out the Acquapole in action at our QLD, VIC & NZ AQUASUMMITS in 2016


     
DROWNING PREVENTION RESOURCES
The Children's Hospital at Westmead is dedicated to preventing children drowning. Brochures and posters are available for free in English and have been translated into 16 community languages.

DEALING WITH AN INCREASED SWIMMING AND WATER SAFETY CLASS
Some helpful tips from World Wide Swim School for managing the ever changing dynamics of your swimming and water safety classes. A few hints to keep the quality in your lessons! Remember to maintain the correct Ratios as a start...

 
AUSTSWIM Will be Exhibiting at this years Pregnancy Babies and Children's Expos in Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth & Melbourne! 

We will be promoting your swim centre with parent information bags and our recognised swim centre lists!

If you have flyers that you would like to be included into our bags please send these to your state business centre no later than 2 weeks before the above dates.
Please title delivery- PBC Expo inserts


SAFER AROUND WATER...Information for parents...

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