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……

See all award categories

Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 ACT Aquatic Industry Awards have now closed. Nominees will be notified personally via email and/or phone.

Key Dates:

  • Nominations Open - 10th April 2017
  • Nominations Close - 2nd June 2017
  • Judging completed - 23rd June 2017
  • Announcements and Presentation - Early September 2017

Annual Aquatic Industry and Water Safety Awards - Presentation Function

The annual presentation function for the ACT Aquatic Industry and Water Safety Awards will be held on Thursday 7th September 2017 at the Canberra Labor Club, Belconnen from 6.30pm.

Nominees will receive a personal notification and invitation to attend this event. All other industry representatives wishing to attend are encouraged to forward their RSVPs to Royal Life Saving ACT by Friday 1st September 2017.

The presentation event offers award nominees a semi-formal setting where their achievements will be openly recognised and appreciated together with their peers, colleagues, supporters, family and friends. Winners in each award category will take home a prestigious trophy/award keepsake. A professional photographer will be in attendance to record each recipients memorable presentation moments.

Presentation Details

Canberra Labor Club, Belconnen (Chandler St Belconnen. Parking at rear off Cameron Ave)

Thursday 7th September 2017

6:30pm (arrivals from 6:00pm)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Additional Information:
Whitlam Room, downstairs. Please sign in at reception. Drinks may be purchased and brought into the function room. Dinner options are available for your group at the bistro after the presentation. Please ensure you book to avoid disappointment. The presentation function will conclude no later than 7:30pm. View bistro menu here.

The awards presentation event assists in growing and empowering an industry that acts as a conduit for so many others, and is proudly supported by Royal Life Saving ACT’s Community Partners and Sponsors.  Find more details of the presentation function as they are released via the Royal Life Saving ACT Facebook page.

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

  • Royal Life Saving ACT
  • The Canberra Labor Club Group
  • Safe Waters ACT