AUSTSWIM Recognises Excellence in Aquatic Education

by Louise Magee on December 04, 2020

The AUSTSWIM Awards of Excellence are the premier awards presented to individuals and organisations in Australia and New Zealand that achieve the highest standards of aquatic education excellence, they recognise brilliance, commitment and innovation in the teaching of swimming and water safety. 

Congratulations to each of the 2020 nominees and recipients. AUSTSWIM recognises the exceptional contribution you make to the aquatic industry and the dedication and commitment to the wider community.  

We are privileged to have the opportunity to recognise these outstanding individuals and organisations who are striving to promote water safety.  

Congratulations to the below recipients:  

  • 2020 NSW Most Outstanding Contribution to AUSTSWIM – Barbara Hartnett
  • 2020 NSW AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety – Peter Coleborne 
  • 2020 NSW AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics – Robyn Jordan
  • 2020 NSW AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics – Access and Inclusion – Katrina Scarpin 
  • 2020 NSW AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics – Access and Inclusions – Adults – Randev Sappany  
  • 2020 NSW AUSTSWIM WETS Aqua Instructor – Lianne Tiemens
  • 2020 NSW AUSTSWIM Presenter of the Year – Daniel Calizaya-Jave
  • 2020 NSW AUSTSWIM Recognised Swim Centre – Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre 

The awards were presented by AUSTSWIM Ambassador Brooke Hanson – OAM at the 2020 AUSTSWIM Awards of excellence virtual awards night on Thursday 26 November. 

AUSTSWIM CEO Carl Partridge said “The national awards were the pinnacle of recognition for swimming and water safety educators. With over 30,000 Licensed teachers and over 600 AUSTSWIM Recognised Swim Centres, AUSTSWIM services the community.” 

A not-for-profit body, AUSTSWIM is Australia’s pre-eminent provider of swimming and water safety teacher training. Its licensed teachers are accredited to the ISO17024 standard and provide an essential link in drowning prevention and safer aquatic participation. 

The announcement of the awards can be viewed via the link below: