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 2016 ACT Aquatic Industry Awards ARE NOW OPEN, recognizing the outstanding efforts made throughout the industry and community during the 2015 calendar year. Please download the Nomination Form for your chosen category/ies below.

ACT Lifeguard of the Year

ACT Lifesaving Educator of the Year

Keep Watch at Public Pools - Pool of the Year

Gold Star Aquatic Facility Safety Award

Swim and Survive Instructor of the Year

All AUSTSWIM Award nominations are accepted via the AUSTSWIM website.

Nomination CLOSE DATE: Friday 21st October 2016

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 November 2016.

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.  Details of the Presentation Function will be available via this webpage and the Royal Life Saving ACT Facebook page shortly.

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

  • Canberra Labor Club Group
  • Safe Waters ACT
  • Royal Life Saving Society - ACT