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Aquatic Industry Awards - Nominations NOW OPEN!

Nominations have now opened for the annual ACT Aquatic Industry Awards. Nominations are being taken for examples of excellence demonstrated throughout the 2014 calendar year. The annual Award Presentation ceremony, to be held in March 2015, will see local lifesavers, aquatic educators and water safety advocates recognised for their inspiring efforts towards aquatic safety and drowning prevention throughout the Canberra community.

An exciting change in the nomination process will see ACT Public Pools now able to nominate themselves for the prestigious ACT GOLD STAR AQUATIC FACILITY SAFETY Award. The ‘Top Gong’ Gold Star award has previously been decided based upon observed safety improvements at the facility from the perspective of Royal Life Saving ACT.

Public Pools in the ACT will now be given the opportunity to provide details and evidence of their efforts, making the judging process a lot fairer. Cherry O’Connor, Executive Director Royal Life Saving ACT says it’s all part of the Society’s strategy to maintain strong Aquatic Industry Services in the ACT. “We share great relationships with our local swimming pool operators and the Aquatic Industry Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to recognise their positive contributions to water safety in the ACT. It’s only fair that they are judged on all efforts, and not just those in front of our eyes.”  

Award Nominations

Click here for full list of nomination categories

Nominations for 2014 Water Safety Awards can be downloaded here and submitted to Royal Life Saving ACT via email, post, fax or delivery. Details can be found on the nomination forms below.

Aquatic Initiative of the Year Award


Lifeguard of the Year Award

Gold Star Aquatic Facility Award

Keep Watch at Public Pools - Pool of the Year Award

Swim and Survive Instructor of the Year Award

Nominations for AUSTSWIM Swim Teaching Awards can be submitted online at www.austswim.com.au

Nominations close Friday FEBRUARY 20th 2015.

Annual Aquatic Industry Awards - Presentation Function 

The Annual Aquatic Industry Awards presentation function will be held at the Canberra Labor Club, Belconnen in the Fred Daly Room from 7.30pm on Friday 6th March, 2015.  Nominees and Nominators will receive invitations to attend upon submission of nominations.

Presentation Function Details

The ACT Aquatic Industry Awards are proudly supported by


2014 Water Safety Awards Supporters


Previous ACT Water Safety and Austswim Award recipients

2013 Water Safety Award Recipient List

2012 Water Safety Awards Recipient List

2011 AUSTSWIM Awards Recipient List

2011 Water Safety Awards Recipient List