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Aqualogan Laurie Lawrence Swim School named National Recognised Swim Centre of the Year Award

Published: 27 August 2015

Aqualogan Laurie Lawrence Swim School named National Recognised Swim Centre of the Year Award
(l-r) Cr Lisa Bradley; Brad Low, AUSTSWIM Queensland; Mayor Pam Parker; Donna Marshall, Logan City Council; Laurie Lawrence; Sue McBride, Logan City Council; Cr Russell Lutton, with the award.

The Aqualogan Laurie Lawrence Swim School has been named the National Recognised Swim Centre of the Year 2014 by AUSTSWIM, the body that provides industry accreditation for swimming and water safety teachers throughout Australia.

Bradley Low, Chair of the AUSTSWIM State Advisory Committee, presented the award to Laurie Lawrence and swim school team members at the Logan North Aquatic and Fitness Centre, Underwood, where learn to swim classes are held.

"Twelve months ago you were presented with the Queensland AUSTSWIM Recognised Swim Centre of the Year. By winning the state award you were automatically entered as national finalists in the 2014 National AUSTSWIM Recognised Swim Centre of the Year for 2014, which I am delighted to say you have won," he said.

Accepting the award, former Olympic swimming coach Laurie Lawrence said teachers had every reason to be proud of their achievements.

"Every single one of the teachers here at Aqualogan Laurie Lawrence Swim School is committed to improving themselves as a teacher. For us to win this award is an absolutely fantastic achievement and it's a credit to every single teacher here," he said

City of Logan Mayor, Pam Parker congratulated Laurie and the swimming program staff for their efforts in teaching children to swim at the centre.

"Without your commitment to professionally teaching our children through the Aqualogan Laurie Lawrence Swim School Program, this would not have happened," she said.

"Awards are great morale boosters, but what matters is that you are saving young lives, and to each and every swim teacher I say thank you from the people of Logan."

AUSTSWIM accreditation is the industry standard for Swimming and Water Safety Teachers in Australia.

There are currently more than 32,000 AUSTSWIM accredited Teachers in Australia and overseas with 10,000 of these teachers licensed to teach specific programs for infants and people with a disability.