YMCA of Hobart dominates state industry conference awards

THE YMCA of Hobart has scooped up four excellence awards at the annual AUSTSWIM and RLSSA conference held in Hobart recently.

The awards are:

  • Royal Life Saving Aquatic Facility of the Year: Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA.
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Access and Inclusion: Tracey Rowell.
  • Most Outstanding Contribution to AUSTSWIM: Denise Palmer.
  • Royal Life Saving Association Educator of the Year: Anne Burrows.

YMCA Swim School teacher Kim Hill was also recognised as a finalist in the Teacher of Infants award category.

Several keynote speakers attended the conference which encouraged and motivated individuals and organisations to work closely together in developing strategies to increase water awareness in communities across Tasmania.

YMCA of Hobart chief executive officer Melissa Carlton paid credit to the YMCA Swim School and Aquatic team’s dedication and commitment to improving swimming and water safety ability in the community.

“I’m really proud of the important role that our teachers play in helping people of all ages to be able to enjoy and be safe around water,” she said.

YMCA of Hobart, through its three aquatic facilities, and the YMCA Swim School, provide swimming and water safety programs for infants through to older adults, including lessons at the Glenorchy War Memorial Pool and the new Barossa Park YMCA Wellness Centre.

Caption: 2016 AUSTSWIM and RLSSA conference award winners and finalists from YMCA of Hobart. The awards were announced at a ceremony held in Hobart recently.

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