LIWA Annual State Conference Showcasing WA Talent

14 August 2017
The LIWA Aquatics Annual State Conference Award’s Night held on the 14th August at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges featured multiple award winners, showcasing all that Western Australia has to offer.

The night saw many high profile awards handed out across  the aquatics industry, recognising strength, courage and achievement. This statement rang particularly true when it came to bestowing the LIWA Aquatics President’s Award, a highly regarded award which was received by Sandy Reardon. Sandy performed CPR on a young boy who drowned in Morowa, saving his life. We would like to congratulate Sandy for her heroic actions.

Bayswater Waves received a Watch Around Water Facility of the Year Award, recognising their efforts in not only raising funds but also awareness about the Watch Around Water program in this year’s HBF Run for a Reason. Mount Barker Pool also received a Watch Around Water Facility of the Year Award for their constant commitment to raising community awareness about Watch Around Water's key messages. Mount Barker Pool achieved such a remarkable outcome by holding a community event at the pool which ran in conjunction with the inaugural Watch Around Water Day.

Three recipients received a Water Wise Award from the Water Corporation. This award is given to organizations and facilities who have taken measures at their aquatic centre to become water wise; reducing water use to combat the effects of our drying climate and increasing sustainability. This year’s recipients included Karratha Leisureplex, Swan Park Leisure Centre and Ballajura Aquatic Centre.

Adding great value to this year’s conference, international guest speaker Becky Hullet was awarded the Aquatic Industry Contribution Award. With more than 20 years experience in the aquatic industry, Becky is a key influencer in the United States, leading aquatic facilities in Phoenix, Arizona.

Another highlight of the event saw John Shenton of Shenton Enterprises receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, an award which has only been achieved by a handful of recipients, for his work over 40 years, servicing the aquatic industry.

The Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia would like to congratulate all the award winners at this year’s LIWA Annual State Conference.