I’m proud to announce that I’ve been honoured with Austswims’ National and NSW State award for ‘Teacher of Aquatics – Access and Inclusion’ for my leadership in the neurodiverse space.
The awards were presented to each recipient by AUSTSWIM Ambassador Brooke Hanson OAM and AUSTSWIM Chief Executive Officer Brad Low during a recent Rise With Us breakfast event held across Australia for AUSTSWIM licensed teachers.
Mr Low said the AUSTSWIM Awards of Excellence are the pinnacle of recognition for swimming and water safety educators. He congratulated each of this year’s national winners and recognized their exceptional contribution to the aquatic industry and their continued dedication and commitment to the wider community.
He added that more than 33,000 licensed AUSTSWIM teachers provide an essential link in drowning prevention, as well as safer aquatic participation.
The award is for my leadership in the neurodiverse space, and it comes from Austswim, Australia’s pre-eminent provider of swimming and water safety teacher training which is widely recognised and regarded both here in Australia and internationally.
I was shocked and delighted at the accolade bestowed on me by my peers and the aquatics industry. It seems Aquatic Therapy is valued and valuable as a transformative modality for children with challenges.
My intention is to amplify the impact we have as an industry and to integrate with collaboratively minded aquatics professionals and businesses.