Long time member receives LIWA award

10 November 2015

Long-time City of Mandurah Employee Wendy Cole has been recognised for her passion and outstanding dedication to the aquatic industry and water safety.

She recently received the Leisure Institute of WA Aquatics President's Award in recognition of her contribution to the Institute, water safety and the aquatic industry.

"It really took me by surprise; I had no idea I'd be winning this award," she said. "To be nominated by my industry-wide peer group for this award is very humbling."

Ms Cole has been employed by the City since 2002, overseeing aquatic operations and training hundreds of lifeguards in Mandurah and around WA.

Her career as a pool manager started 26 years ago.  She is now a certified lifeguard and first aid trainer with the Royal Life Saving Society WA and a board member of the Leisure Institute of WA.

Ms Cole was awarded the institute's Outstanding Service Medal for 24 years of service and nominated for the City of Mandurah Citizen of the Year Award.

City chief executive Mark Newman said the council was delighted she had been recognised by her industry peers.

Article courtesy of Jill Burgess, Mandurah Coastal Times