At the recent Recreation Industry Awards night hosted by the Department of Sport and Recreation your President Jeff Fondacaro was recognised with a Special Achievement Award for his contribution to the aquatic industry.  The award was presented to Jeff by Life Member Karin Kelly at the gala dinner that his held b-annually in conjunction with the Active Conference.

 The citation read by MC Karen Tighe was as follows and pays testament to Jeff's contribution over many years is as follows:.

"The 2009 LIWA Aquatics Peak Body Achievement Award will come as no surprise to those of you in the room who know the recipient and their passion for the aquatic recreation industry.  This year's winner came into the industry at a very young age and enjoyed the diversity of the shift work, the challenges in the plant room and opportunity of not being shackled to a desk.  More important was the relationships and friendships that developed in an industry full of characters and good times.

This year's award recipient started their aquatic journey in the Eastern States before seeing the light and heading West in the late 80's.  Packing up a young family and starting a new life was a challenge, but for LIWA Aquatics it has proven to be a very positive event in our history and development.  There are number of individuals who have played prominent roles in developing LIWA Aquatics into the organisation it is today and tonight's winner is one of those individuals.  Tonight we present an award to an individual who has been on the Board of LIWA Aquatics since 1993.  In itself an outstanding achievement by any measure but it is not this alone that sees tonight's winner honoured by their peers.

 Our award winner tonight is passionate about the mentoring and training of young people coming into the aquatic industry and often this individual is the first role model they meet when they undertake their initial training.  This person has an incredible wealth of knowledge that is freely shared; he is receptive to new technology and able to cope with the most stressful of situations in the workplace.  Some of the highlights of this individual's career include:

  1. Assist Manager of Wanneroo Water World
  2. Manager Aquamotion Wanneroo
  3. Operations Manager Craigie Leisure Centre
  4. Operations Manager Beatty Park Leisure Centre
  5. Presidents Award Winner LIWA Aquatics
  6. Life Member of LIWA Aquatics
  7. Board Member Royal Life Saving Society
  8. Treasurer of LIWA Aquatics for 12 years
  9. President of LIWA Aquatics 2 years and now into a second term

Ladies and gentleman the 2009 LIWA Aquatics Peak Body Achievement Award Winner - Mr Jeff Fondacaro"

Your President with his 2009 Peak Body Achievement Award


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