Tony Head

Monday, 30 July 2012 11:47

Time to Register

The 2012 Annual State Conference is fact approaching and it is now time to register yourself and your staff for the event. The Trade Exhibition is now fully booked with a number of Exhibitors attending for the first time. It will be a great 2 days and as always full of interesting presentations, a chance to network and the opportunity see the latest in technology. So please register now! {phocadownload view=file|id=117|target=s} {phocadownload view=file|id=119|target=s}
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:19

2012 Conference and Trade Display

There have been a number of requests for registration details for this year's annual conference on the 27th and 28th of August. We have already received 20 registrations and it is sure to be a great event for all industry personnel to celebrate the past season and get ready for the new one.  Registration and program details are below. Confirm your attendance and register now! {phocadownload view=file|id=117|target=s} {phocadownload view=file|id=119|target=s}
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:18

Conference 2011 Report

The main conference room was full to capacity over with 210 delegates attending across the two days of the LIWA Aquatics Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition.  The extended Trade Exhibition Area was full of colour and importantly 40 companies promoting their goods and services to our industry.  The trade exhibition gathers more momentum every year and it was great to see some new suppliers having their first experience at a LIWA Aquatics event.
Thursday, 29 July 2010 12:34

Latest Conference News

The 2010 Annual LIWA Aquatics Conference and Trade Exhibition is now just over 2 weeks away and you're hard working Treasurer Steve Good has been a very busy man indeed.  Registrations have been very consistent and it looks like we may be in for a record year of attendance at this year's conference.
The 2010 Annual Conference and Trade Display will be held at the Fremantle Esplanade on the 16th and 17th of August.  With an expanded Trade Exhibition Area and some great speakers this years event should not be missed.  So get in early and register now!   Attached is this years porgram and a registration form.  Don't delay register for this exciting event now!
This year's conference represented a very important milestone for LIWA Aquatics in that it saw the recognition of 40 years of history and the development of the Institute from very humble beginnings in July 1969.  The Institute was born from the need of a group of Pool Managers to take control of their own destiny who had common goals and objectives.
Wednesday, 03 June 2009 16:10

40th Annual LIWA Aquatics Conference

Yes it is on again and this year it will be the biggest and best conference in the 40 year history of LIWA Aquatics!  With an exciting program and a huge Trade Display you cannot afford to miss this years conference.
The first LIWA Aquatics Seminar for 2014 will be conducted at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre on the 23rd and 24th of May. This is a great opportunity to engage with our North West Managers and if you are planning holidays in the region pencil in the dates. This year's agenda will include, regional training issues, Watch Around Water developments, chemical transport and storage, winterising pools and much more.
Monday, 19 December 2016 14:13

Watch Around Water Launch 2016

The 2016 launch of the Watch Around Water Program was held at the Beatty Park on the 15th of December to coincide with the beginning of the summer school holidays. Launches and promotional days were held across the state to promote the program.Industry research and focus groups identified parental distraction caused by the use of technology as a dangerous emerging trend. This summer LIWA Aquatics members throughout Western Australia will be encouraging patrons visiting their centres with young children to put down their phones and focus on safety. Darren, Peter, Kelly Nick and Michael supporting the launch A new campaign highlighting the dangers of being distracted when supervising children around the water will be run in an effort to prevent childhood drowning and aquatic injury. Children remain at the highest risk of drowning and injury. Last year almost half of the injuries recorded at public swimming pool facilities in Western Australia involved children under 14 years of age.Watch Around Water Program Manager Lauren Nimmo says "more education is needed to ensure that parents are aware of their supervision responsibilities while visiting these facilities with young children. Even though lifeguards are on duty, parents still have a crucial role to play in keeping children safe."The Watch Around Water program has been promoting safe supervision messages at public swimming pools throughout Western Australia for over a decade, and as a result there has been a significant shift in patron behaviour. Jeff Fondacaro – President, Leisure Institute of WA Aquatics says "The Watch Around Water program has been critical to ensuring that our public swimming pools remain safe for the community. While we have seen a steady improvement in the level of parental supervision at our facilities, we are also seeing a disturbing trend in the number of parents distracted by their mobile phones. We need to change this behaviour quickly to ensure that our pools remain safe." Lauren and Tony with the new resources The most common factor contributing to childhood drowning is a lapse in adult supervision. Lauren Nimmo says, "it doesn't take long for tragedy to occur. It only takes seconds for a child to drown, and any distraction, even if only for a moment to check your mobile phone, places them at risk.""Parents need to be mindful of the potential for unnecessary distraction while supervising children, especially around the water, and smart phones with streaming technology pose a real and growing danger as a source of distraction. It is our hope that this new campaign will alert caregivers to the possible distractions, the risks for injury and the potential consequences of a monetary lapse in supervision."
This new award will recognise the achievements of Watch Around Water facilities over the past twelve months in promoting safe supervision messages to their patrons. Facilities will be encouraged to nominate themselves for the award by demonstrating what innovative strategies and/or resources they have developed and implemented to promote the program messages. All you have to do is complete the attached nomination form with details on how your centre is proactive in promoting the Watch Around Water program to your community. Specifically we are looking for facilities that have demonstrated innovation in developing new strategies to engage with their community such as event promotions, new resources developed or even working with other community groups (schools, local media, child care centres) to promote the program messages. The Facility of the Year will receive a pool inflatable from Aflex Technology, free Watch Around Water registration for next season and a banner for their centre promoting them being the Facility of the Year. Nominations will close 31 May 2016 and winners announced at the LIWA State Conference held at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle 15-16 August 2016. For further information contact Lauren Nimmo email here or by phone  on 93838200  2015/16 Award Nomination
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