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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
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Aquatics Centres are celebrating after achieving a Gold Quality Swim School accreditation
for the second year running.
An annual review by
Swimming New Zealand awarded the district’s facilities with the highest award possible,
giving swimmers in the district peace of mind that they in in gold standard
Quality Swim School
is the industry benchmark for defining best practice in the swim teaching
industry. Tina Brough, Dudley Park Aquatics Centre Manager says, “This is a
gold star award in our industry and it’s really great that all the hard work
and professionalism of our staff and programmes has been recognised at this
means that the District’s swim schools conform to a nationally recognised
standard and provides them with good teaching practices in a safe environment.
The assessment is rigorous and is
broken into nine categories: Programming, Water Safety, Health and Safety,
Qualified Staff, First Aid, Inclusion Policy, Professional Development,
Community Links and Customer Service. The higher the recognition the more
criteria the swim school meets.
Earlier this year, WaiSwim also received a ‘Recognition of
Contribution Award’ from Swimming New Zealand at the annual awards event in
Auckland. This award was in relation to
the category ‘All Kiwis Enjoying the Water Safely’ and recognises the ongoing
contribution our WaiSwim programme makes to water safety. The Wai Swim programme includes the Schools
Programme, Learn to Swim, Coaching and Adult learn to swim.
Contact: Tina Brough
Phone: 03 311 8905