Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA, and staff of the YMCA of Hobart recently took out several awards of excellence at the annual AUSTSWIM and RLSSA AquaVate conference held in Hobart last week. Among the individuals awarded for teaching excellence and contribution, the Clarence City Council owned pool was awarded Royal lifesaving Aquatic Facility of the year award under the management of the YMCA of Hobart.
CEO of YMCA of Hobart Melissa Carlton paid credit to the YMCA staff and management of the facility acknowledging the dedication to the centre. “I’m really proud of the consistent achievements that the team have made over the past 12 months, it’s such a credit to their hard work and really shows their level of commitment to ensuring we maintain such a quality facility for our local community. We are also grateful to Clarence City Council for their continued support as this award would not have been possible without their continued investment in the facility”
The AquaVate conference featured several keynote speakers attended the conference which encouraged and motivated individuals and organizations to work closely together in developing strategies to increase water awareness throughout every Tasmanian community.
Along with staff at the Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA, a number of other YMCA individuals from Barossa Park YMCA and Glenorchy Pool also won awards as part of the event. Tracey Rowell was awarded ‘AUSTSWIM teacher of Access and Inclusion’, Denise Palmer ‘Most outstanding Contribution to AUSTSWIM’ award and Anne Burrows was awarded ‘Royal Life Saving Association Educator of the year.’ Kim Hill, YMCA Swim School Teacher was also recognised as a finalist in the ‘Teacher of infants’ category.
Mayor of Clarence, Alderman Doug Chipman congratulated staff and management of the Clarence Aquatic Centre.
“These awards recognise the hard work that has been put into this facility over many years,” Alderman Chipman said.
“The Clarence Aquatic Centre is a facility that our community can be proud of. It caters to people of all ages and abilities, from those who use the facility to have a social swim with family and friends and maintain a healthy lifestyle, as well as those who participate in a range of programs on offer, such as learn to swim. On behalf of Council, I congratulate the staff and management of the Clarence Aquatic Centre for their outstanding achievement at the these awards.”
YMCA of Hobart, through their three aquatic facilities along with the YMCA Swim School provide swimming and water safety programs for infants through to older adults including lessons at the Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA, Glenorchy War Memorial Pool and the new Barossa Park YMCA Wellness Centre in Glenorchy.