ARI NSW Award Winners

Aquatic & Recreation Institute recognises industry excellence, by presenting awards in a range of categories. The awards are presented at each ARI NSW Conference and include:

  • Facility of the Year
  • Individual Excellence
  • Lifeguard of the Year
  • Customer Service Team of the Year
  • Environmental Sustainability award

ARI NSW also recognises industry leaders through the Presidents Award. Individuals who have showcased their dedication to the industry have also been acknowledged as fellowship and life members.


ARI Life Members:

  • Dawn Thomas
  • Erik Hendrickson
  • Ross McManus
  • Lorraine Smith
  • Gary Penfold
  • David Macallister
  • Roz Neville
  • Stan Wall
  • Bill Meaney
  • Peter Wilson


ARI Fellowship recipients:

  • David Lloyd
  • John Davie
  • Peter Wilson
  • Stan Wall
  • Tim Batt
  • Adam Lloyd


55th Annual Awards of Excellence 2019

  • ARI Presidents Award: Andrew Beamer.
  • ARI Fellowship: Tim Batt.
  • Orimatech Award of Excellence: Matthew Griffiths.
  • AH Pierce Memorial Facility of the Year: Prairiewood Leisure Centre, Fairfield City Council.
  • Roejen Customer Service Team of the Year: Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre, Belgravia Leisure.
  • Roejen Environmental Sustainability Award: Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre, Tweed Regional Council.
  • Royal Life Saving Lifeguard of the Year: Michael Slee, Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
  • Jonas Leisure ARI Mentor Program Team of the Year: Aquatic Safety Training Academy (RLS NSW): Daniel Brown, Nikki Bradford, Louise Smalley, Ashleigh Nelson, Tanya Schmid - Mentored by Alex Simmons, Belgravia Leisure.

 

Photo images: 2019 Facility of the Year - Prairewood Leisure Centre;  Presidents Award - Andrew Beamer; Fellowship - Tim Batt; Customer Service Team of the Year - Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre; Lifeguard of the Year - Michael Slee; Mentor Program Team of the Year - Aquatic Safety Training Academy with Alex Simmons.



54th Annual Awards of Excellence 2018

  • ARI Presidents Award: Stuart Crane.
  • ARI Fellowships: David Lloyd, John Davies, Stephen Leahy.
  • Orimatech Award of Excellence: Les Watt, Manly Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre.
  • AH Pierce Memorial Facility of the Year: Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre, Belgravia Leisure.
  • Roejen Customer Service Team of the Year: Muswellbrook Aquatic Centre, Muswellbrook Council.
  • Roejen Environmental Sustainability Award: City of Sydney Pools, Belgravia Leisure.
  • Royal Life Saving Lifeguard of the Year: Clayton Smith, Willoughby Leisure Centre.
  • Jonas Leisure ARI Mentor Program Team of the Year: BlueFit: Otua McHardy, Roland Karoliny, Jemma Malik - Mentored by Nichole Edsall, Blacktown City Council.

 

Photo images: 2018 Facility of the Year - Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre; Presidents Award - Stuart Crane; Fellowship - David Lloyd, Fellowship John Davies with Award of Excellence - Les Watt; Customer Service Team of the Year - Muswellbrook Aquatic Centre; Environmental Sustainability Award - City of Sydney Pools; Lifeguard of the Year - Clayton Smith; Mentor Program Team of the Year - BlueFit with Nichole Edsall.



53rd Annual Awards of Excellence 2017

  • ARI Presidents Award: Matthew Griffiths.
  • Orimatech Award of Excellence: Stan Wall, Lifeguard Services Australia.
  • AH Pierce Memorial Facility of the Year: Emerton Leisure Centre, Blacktown City Council.
  • Roejen Customer Service Team of the Year: Lake Macquarie Leisure Centre, City of Lake Macquarie.
  • Roejen environmental Sustainability Award: Bay & Basin Leisure Centre, Shoalhaven City Council.
  • Royal Life Saving Lifeguard of the Year: Thomas Higginson & Darby Judd, Dawn Fraser Baths, Innerwest Council.

 

Photo images: 2017 Facility of the Year - Emerton Leisure Centre; Presidents Award - Matthew Griffiths; Customer Service Team of the Year - Lake Macquarie Leisure Centre; Lifeguard of the Year - Darby Judd and Thomas Higginson.



52nd Annual Awards of Excellence 2016

  • ARI Presidents Award: Louise Magee.
  • Orimatech Award of Excellence: Cameron McFarlane, CPR in schools awareness campaign.
  • AH Pierce Memorial Facility of the Year: Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope, Blacktown City Council.
  • Customer Service Team of the Year: Hornsby Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Hornsby Shire Council.
  • Royal Life Saving Lifeguard of the Year: Mark Rutledge, Manning Aquatic Centre (YMCA)
  • ARI Recognition Award: Elizabeth Bezant, Colin Bezant, Moss Vale Aquatic Centre (Belgravia Leisure)

Photo image: 2016 Facility of the Year - Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope.



51st Annual Awards of Excellence 2015

  • ARI Presidents Award: Alistair Foggo.
  • Orimatech Award of Excellence: Colleen Wilson-Lord OAM.
  • AH Pierce Memorial Facility of the Year: Prince Alfred Park Pool, City of Sydney Council.
  • Royal Life Saving Lifeguard of the Year: Chad McCamley, Maitland Aquatic Centre.

Photo images: 2015 Award of Excellence - Colleen Wilson-Lord OAM; Lifeguard of the Year - Chad McCamley.



50th Annual Awards of Excellence 2014

  • ARI Presidents Award: Stephen Leahy.
  • Orimatech Award of Excellence: Roz Neville.
  • AH Pierce Memorial Facility of the Year: Barraba War Memorial Pool, Tamworth Regional Council.
  • Royal Life Saving Lifeguard of the Year: Alarna Dulgaro, Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

 

Photo images: 2014 Presidents Award - Stephen Leahy; Facility of the Year - Barraba War Memorial Pool; Lifeguard of the Year - Alarna Dulgaro.



Awards History



ARI President's Award

 

Year

Winner

2019

Andrew Beamer

2018

Stuart Crane

2017

Matt Griffiths

2016

Louise Magee

2015

Alistair Foggo

2014

Stephen Leahy

2013

Neil Shaw

2012

Roz Hughes

2011

Gary Penfold

2010

Paul Hartmann

2009

Dawn Thomas

2008

Peter Shields & Melanie Morson

2007

Craig Cooper

2006

Aaron Bourke

2005

Scott Hewitt

2004

Lorraine Smith

2003

David Macallister

2002

Tony Head

2001

Dawn Thomas



AH Pierce Memorial Facility of the Year

Sponsored by: International Quadratics/ Pierce Pool Supplies

 

Year

Winner

2019

Prairiewood Leisure Centre, Fairfield City Council

2018

Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre, Belgravia Leisure

2017

Emerton Leisure Centre, Blacktown City Council

2016

Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope, Blacktown City Council

2015

Prince Alfred Park Pool, City of Sydney Council

2014

Barraba War Memorial Pool, Tamworth Regional Council

2013

Aquatic Safety Training Academy, Royal Life Saving NSW

2012

Ulladulla Leisure Centre, Shoalhaven City Council

2011

YMCA Cook & Philip Park, Sydney of City Council

2010

Mingara One, Mingara One Fitness

2009

Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Sydney of City Council

2008

Pennisula Leisure Centre, Central Coast Council

2007

Des Renford Aquatic Centre, Randwick City Council

2006

Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope, Blacktown City Council

2005

Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre, City of Wagga Wagga

2004

Cowra Aquatic Centre, Bathurst Regional Council

2003

Bay & Basin Leisure Centre, Shoalhaven City Council



Award of Excellence

Sponsored by: Orimatech

 

Year

Winner

2019

Mathew Griffiths

2018

Les Watt

2017

Stan Wall

2016

Cameron McFarlane

2015

Colleen Wilson-Lord OAM

2014

Roz Neville

2013

Gary Penfold

2012

Kate Day



Lifeguard of the Year

Sponsored by: Royal Life Saving NSW

Year

Winner

2019

Michael Slee

2018

Clayton Smith

2017

Darby Judd & Thomas Higginson

2016

Mark Rutledge

2015

Chad McCamley

2014

Alarna Dulgaro

2013

Petar Petrovic

2012

Robbie Mooy

2011

James Mulligan

2010

Shannon Bowyer

2009

Anthony Nicol

2008

Malcolm Dodd

2007

Kele Pereiva

2006

Glen Wright

2005

Garry Pretti

2004

Pierre Bodou- Daniel



ARI Mentor Program Team Winners

Sponsored by: Jonas Leisure

 

2019

Team of the Year: Aquatic Safety Training Academy: 

Daniel Brown, Nikki Bradford, Louise Smalley, Ashleigh Nelson, Tanya Schmid.

Mentored by Alex Simmons, Belgravia Leisure.

2018

 

 

 

Team of the Year: BlueFit: 

Otua McHardy, Roland Karoliny, Jemma Malik.

Mentored by Nichole Edsall, Blacktown City Council.



Environmental Sustainability Award

Sponsored by: Roejen

 

2019

Tweed Regional Aquatic Centres, Tweed Regional Council

2018

City of Sydney Pools, Belgravia Leisure

2017

Bay & Basin Leisure Centre, Shoalhaven City Council

2016

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Sydney Olympic Park Authority



Customer Service Team of the Year

Sponsored by: Roejen

 

2019

Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre, Belgravia Leisure

2018

Muswellbrook Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Muswellbrook Shire Council

2017

Lake Macquarie Leisure Centres, City of Lake Macquarie 

2016

Hornsby Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Hornsby Shire Council

 

 

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