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INSIDE THIS EDITION:
-  Unique student identification, what is it?
-  AUSTSWIM 'Soak It Up' it's 2015
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  AUSTSWIM WETS Aqua
-  YMCA Swimathon
-  What's On in Your State? 

 
                
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'Soak It Up' it's 2015
Welcome to 2015; bigger, brighter and better.  This year our theme is ‘Soak It Up’, so why not join in, there’s plenty on offer. 
 
AUSTSWIM is “Soaking it up” in 2015 through a series of conferences across Australia and New Zealand.  

AUSTSWIM is committed to your continuing education that’s why we offer a choice of state, regional and national professional development options.

 
SAVE THE DATE


NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2015
AUSTSWIM’s National Conference is locked in for 2015.
Avoid disappointment and mark the date into your diary and dollars into your training budget; we look forward to seeing you there.


Date: Friday 25th and Saturday 26th of September 2015
Venue: Twin Towns - Tweed Heads/Coolangatta, QLD


 Did you know that?
  • Our Presenters are selected for their local, national and international experience 
  • 10 hours of Professional Development is allocated to a State or National AUSTSWIM Conference, this is the total amount required for the 3 year licence renewal. 
 
Call for Speakers - AUSTSWIM National Conference 2015
Calling all teachers, speakers, presenters and program managers.
 
If one of your New Year resolutions was to make a difference or contribute to the aquatic industry, your opportunity starts right here.
 
AUSTSWIM hosts the swimming and water safety industry’s most renowned conferences throughout the year.   We're constantly on the lookout for new speakers to present practical and up to date information in a motivating manner to our teachers.
 
Like to be part of the dynamic speaker team?

Expressions of interest open on Monday 16th February and will close on Friday 13th March. 
Applications will be submitted online. 
 
Session topics typically fit within one of these categories, however other subject areas are invited:
  • Swimming and water safety education
  • Aqua  
  • Program and service coordination 
  • Leadership/Management
  • Innovation, Research and Development
  • Marketing / Communication 
Here and Happening- AUSTSWIM WETS Aqua

An Aqua Explosion – it’s here and it’s happening!
 
Wow, what an explosion – did you hear the news and get on board?
 
The AUSTSWIM WETS Aqua Instructor Course is a hit!
We’ve crossed the length and breadth of Australia and New Zealand as interest and demand for AUSTSWIM WETS aqua training keeps growing.
 
Are you looking to diversify and enhance your employment options or maybe you’re an aqua instructor looking for innovation, networking and inspiration; the AUSTSWIM WETS Aqua Instructor Course may be just for you!
 
Hmmm, not sure if Aqua’s for you?  Come along and give your local AquaSummit a try; taste what aqua has to offer and how you can get involved and enhance your career pathway options.
 
In 2015 Aqua Summit Sessions coincide and are integrated with your local AUSTSWIM Conference; so now you get to taste the best of both worlds.
 
Aqua and aquatic education – a winning combination from AUSTSWIM.

 
AUSTSWIM Aqua Guidelines and the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operation (GSPO)

 
Aqua is a natural fit for AUSTSWIM and to further consolidate our advocacy and responsibility for aqua professionals we have been:
  • Providing strategic advice for updating the Aqua Guidelines for the GSPO’s
  • Initiating detailed AUSTSWIM Aqua Guidelines for all instructors.
Keep an eye on the website; they’ll be posted and accessible to everyone.
 
A little note, but a BIG thanks to the dedicated group of aqua professionals who gave freely of their time in the development of these guidelines; it’s great to see the AUSTSWIM Aqua family sharing. 

 



The YMCA Swimathon is a national fundraiser which will be held at 60 YMCA managed pools across the country on Sunday 1 March from 11am -12am to support people with disabilities experience how fun it is to swim and be safe around water!
 
The YMCA Swimathon encourages people of all ages and abilities to splash out for a great cause because too often those in our community with disabilities are missing out on the chance to enjoy safe access to water and swimming, due to a lack of access to swimming lessons, pools and specialist equipment.
 
This year we aim to raise $250,000 to support more than 1,600 people with disabilities access the water.


Register now and get your friends and family together on Sunday 1 March at your local participating YMCA pool for a great day out. If swimming's not your thing there are lots of ways to get involved - there's something for everyone! Find out how you can get involved here
So what are you waiting for? Splash out with us on Sunday 1 March - register, donate and have fun!
Register Now | Give Today

 
Whats ON in your State?

QUEENSLAND:

With less than 2 months to go, the Queensland Business Centre is busy preparing to host the “SOAKING IT UP! in 2015” Conference.

The 2015 Conference will be conducted over two days:
Saturday 28th March 2015                    WETS AquaSummit
Sunday 29th March 2015                       AUSTSWIM Aquatic Conference
 
Additional Conference opportunities include:
Saturday 28th March 2015                    Aquatic Service Officer Course (ASO)
Sunday 29th March 2015                      CPR Update
 
Early enrolment is recommended to avoid disappointment. 
Please contact us on 1300 885 666 for further details.
QUEENSLAND CONFERENCE ENROL NOW!
NEW SOUTH WALES
15 for 15 Promotion!
Book into an AUSTSWIM Course and receive 15% off your 2nd course!

NSW Industry Update and Forum 
Thursday 26th March 2015 -  Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club 

ASO Course

14th  March 2015- Castle Hill 
6th June 2015- Annette Kellerman  


SplashOut! 15 Regional Aquatic Education Conference- NSW
Sunday, 12th April 2015, Club Narooma and Narooma Aquatic Centre, Narooma 

SplashOut! 15 Metropolitan Aquatic Education Conference- NSW

Sunday, 28th June 2015- Wahroonga- NSW

VICTORIA
“Summer Special”  AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Course.

This course offers a HUGE saving of $135.00 Now Pay Only $250.00 
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th February 2015 -  
Don Tatnell Leisure Centre, Parkdale 


For more information please contact 1300 885 666 or vic @austswim.com.au 
Enrol now at
www.austswim.com.au
Places will fill quickly, don’t miss out!


Stream 2015 Metro Conference - VIC
Sunday, 3rd May 2015- Venue TBC- Melbourne

Stream 2015 Regional Conference - VIC
Sunday 25th October 2015- Venue TBC- Gippsland

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Professional Development Opportunities:
Sunday 15th February 2015- Copper Coast Sports & Leisure Centre- Kadina 
Saturday 18th April 2015- Thebarton Aquatic Centre- Torrensville

ASO Course
7th March 2015- Thebarton Community Centre

WETS Aqua Instructor course

The Parks Recreation & Sports Centre- 6th March 2015

We Have Moved!

SA AUSTSWIM Business Centre
Military Road, West Beach, SA 5024
TOLL FREE 1300 885 666  T +61 8 8354 0873   F +61 8 8353 3930 


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Making Aquatics a Terrific Experience
Cannington Leisureplex- 12th February 2015


King Neptune AUSTSWIM Aquatic Conference- WA
Sunday, 11th July 2015, Chisholm Catholic College, 1104 Beaufort Street, Bedford 

We Have Moved!
WA AUSTSWIM Business Centre

Beatty Park Leisure Centre, 220 Vincent St, North Perth WA 6006
TOLL FREE 1300 885 666   T +61 8 93282115


AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Nominations Open for the ACT Aquatic Industry Awards.
Nominations will close at 5pm, Friday 20th February 2015.
  • ACT Water Safety and Royal Life Saving award categories NOMINATE HERE
  • ACT AUSTSWIM award categories NOMINATE HERE


NEW ZEALAND
AUSTSWIM Aotearoa Conference 2015 - NZ
Saturday 11th  July, Brentwood Hotel, Wellington

 
Renewals – welcome back to the AUSTSWIM Family
Ready for renewal; did you know an AUSTSWIM Licence is the industry standard.

Renew your AUSTSWIM Licence online, via email or post. 

Simply complete the form; with your PD information and (if required) update your photo and together with the renewal fee forward onto AUSTSWIM.

 
Renew Today
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SPONSORS
Clark Rubber and HyClor Australia working together with AUSTSWIM for many years. We appreciate their support in promoting the importance of safe swimming and water safety participation for all.
       


SUPPORTERS
AUSTSWIM Acknowledge the support of our our event sponsors and partners and urge AUSTSWIM Licensed Teachers to show your thanks by supporting them too. If you are interested in supporting any of our forthcoming conferences, please email
 
conference@austswim.com.au for further details. 

     
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