The Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre (AFAC) has been recognised at the 2020 Western Australian AUSTSWIM Awards, held on Thursday, 26 November.
AFAC was named winner of the Swim Centre Award for its Active Armadale Swim School program. The award was judged against other major Swim Schools in Western Australia.
“The Swim Centre Award is a huge achievement, particularly given it is our team’s first year of eligibility,” said City of Armadale Mayor, Ruth Butterfield.
“The Active Armadale Swim School program provides outstanding service to the community, in addition to exceptional staff development and training programs.”
AFAC Swim Instructor Mirander Kelder was named the winner of the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics – Access and Inclusion Award. Mirander’s win was due to her involvement in the Active Abilities Swim Program, developed by the AFAC team to provide lessons to special needs participants.
“Our team is deeply committed to ensuring everyone in the wider Armadale community is able to learn the essential life skill of swimming. It was great to have Mirander recognised for her dedication to teaching special needs swimmers,” said Mayor Butterfield.
The AUSTSWIM awards capped off a terrific November for the AFAC team, with the facility recently receiving its Fitness Australia Quality Business Accreditation. The accreditation ensures consistent standards and service delivery is met, and where possible, exceeds customer expectations.
The Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre is one of three facilities in WA to achieve the accreditation and the only Local Government managed facility in Perth.