Splash Swim School presented with prestigious SwimSAFER award

PICTURED: Splash Swim School Coordinator Vanessa Lanza receives the SwimSAFER award from 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Jack McLoughlin.
PICTURED: Splash Swim School Coordinator Vanessa Lanza receives the SwimSAFER award from 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Jack McLoughlin.

Earlier this month, the Griffith Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre (GRALC) received a national award to recognise their dedication to water safety.

On Saturday the 5th of May, the GRALC program Splash Swim School, which aims to teach swimming safety, was presented with the prestigious SwimSAFER award for their contribution to school and indigenous swimming.

Splash Swim School were chosen as recipients of the award from over 600 other Swim Australia swim schools nationwide.

Vanessa Lanza, Splash Swim School Coordinator, was honoured to receive the award on behalf of the school.

“It was such a privilege to receive this award for all of our hard work and dedication to this program,” Mrs Lanza said.

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“Being recognised on a national level like this is incredible.

“There were some really amazing people there such as Dawn Fraser, Jacco Verhaeren (Australian Head Coach), David Lush (Coach of the Year), 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalists Mitch Larkin and Jack McLoughlin as well as ASCTA president, directors and life members,” Mrs Lanza said.

“But the highlight of the night was hearing Splash Swim School announced as the winner of the Swim Australia SwimSAFER award for our School Swimming and Water Safety Program.”