Australian Capital Territory

ACT Aquatic Industry and Water Safety Awards

The ACT Aquatic Industry and Water Safety Awards were first established as the ACT Water Safety Awards in 2009 with the objective of providing a mechanism for the recognition of excellence and commitment towards Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Education in the ACT. The event celebrates nominations from across industry and the community for individuals, schools, organisations and community groups.

Aquatic recreation is widely recognised as a favourite pastime for Australians. We work, rest and play with water in our midst. Yet the amount of work that goes into ensuring Australians can enjoy water-based activities in the safest way possible is certainly undervalued. Throughout the ACT hundreds of lifesaving trainers, swim teachers, coaches, lifeguards, pool managers, coordinators, school teachers, activity leaders and volunteers dedicate themselves to the safety of others when it comes to participating in activities, both in, and around aquatic environments.

Award categories include:

  • ACT AUSTSWIM Swim School of the Year
  • ACT Gold Star Aquatic Facility of the Year
  • ACT AUSTSWIM Teacher of the Year
  • ACT Lifeguard of the Year
  • And many more……

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Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 ACT Aquatic Industry Awards ARE NOW OPEN, recognizing the outstanding efforts made throughout the industry and community during the 2016/2017 financial year.

Please click here to nominate online.

Or Download and nominate as per the forms below:

All AUSTSWIM Award nominations are accepted via the AUSTSWIM website.

Key Dates:

  • Nominations Open - 10th April 2017
  • Nominations Close - 2nd June 2017
  • Judging complete and Finalists notified - By 23rd June 2017
  • Announcements and Presentation - Early August 2017

Annual Aquatic Industry and Water Safety Awards - Presentation Function

Royal Life Saving ACT will host the annual Presentation Function for the ACT Aquatic Industry and Water Safety Awards in early August 2017.

The presentation event offers award nominees a semi-formal setting where their achievements can be openly recognised and appreciated together with their peers, colleagues, supporters, family and friends.

The event assists in growing and empowering an industry that acts as a conduit for so many others, and is widely supported by Royal Life Saving ACT’s Community Partners and Sponsors.  Find details of the presentation function as they are released via the Royal Life Saving ACT Facebook page. Further information will also be posted on this webpage closer to the date, and distributed via the ACT Industry Update newsletter.”

The ACT Aquatic Industry and Water Safety Awards are proudly supported by:

  • Safe Waters ACT
  • Royal Life Saving Society - ACT