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Do you have any images or innovations on the how your community has expended the funds from this years Pool Revitalisation Grant?  Please send any information and images you have through to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The image attached is from the upgrade to the Wundowie Pool shade structures.  Great for the users to stay out of the baking sun.

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It was a typically beautiful Perth day as 13 teams demonstrated their fitness, professionalism and decision making skills in this year's Pool Lifeguard Challenge. This annual event sponsored by Commercial Aquatics Australia and LIWA Aquatics is coordinated by Royal Life Saving and conducted at HBF Stadium in Mt Claremont.

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Elizabeth Quay

Perth's new water park and free community entertainment space at Elizabeth Quay has received a $10 million boost. BHP Billiton will fund the water park element of Elizabeth Quay, which will give it naming rights to the park.

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Each year LIWA Aquatics with the financial assistance of the Department of Sport and Recreation commission a report on the goldfields oasisState of the Aquatic Industry in Western Australia.

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The new Watch Around Water Website is up and running.  Well done to Lauren for her input and dedication to the program.  Be sure to go on line and check it out today! Click on the logo to see the great new sight.waw boxlogo

The World Health Organisation has released a Global Report on Drowning. It is WHO's first Global report on drowning and it reveals that drowning claims the lives of 372,000 people each year and is among the ten leading causes of death for children and young people in every region.  Please find attached a copy of the report.

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Last year the Department of Sport and Recreation engaged Apex Human Resources Consultancy to undertake two key projects bring the Recreation Industry Learning and Workforce Development Survey and the Remuneration and Benefits Survey.  The results and reports are contained in the document attached.

2014 Sport and Recreation Remuneration and Benefits Report

There was a report online that a 21 year old Taiwanese man died while swimming in a pool in the Southwest of the Western Australia. The image supplied with the article on The Australian Newspaper Website was one of a well presented Group 1 Swimming Pool which would lead readers to think it happened in such an environment.

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LIWA Aquatics Life Member and aquatic industry icon Colin Hassell has been recognised at the 2014 Royal Life Saving Society AGM and presented with Life Membership of the Society for his contribution to water safety.

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The Royal Life Saving Society WA with support from our principal community partner BHP Billiton has recently launched the Swim & Survive Access and Equity program. This program will target over 600 at-risk children (low socio-economic, indigenous and culturally diverse) to participate in culturally appropriate swimming and water safety lessons this year. A further 800 participants will receive vital water safety awareness via activities such as water safety talks and resuscitation courses.

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