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Aligned Leisure’s excellence recognised at ARV awards

Aligned Leisure managed facilities have underlined their wide-ranging excellence and high standing in the community at the recent 2020 Aquatic and Recreation Victoria (ARV) Awards. Eltham Leisure Centre, in Nillumbik, was a standout at the virtual event with four award wins and Aligned Leisure also received a further four recognitions as a finalist. Headlining the impressive feats was Eltham Leisure Centre’s recognition as winner of ARV’s prestigious Facility of the Year (Large) Award. In winning the award, Eltham Leisure Centre […]

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Aquatic and Recreation Victoria Awards – Facility of the Year (Large) Winner

Aligned Leisure managed Eltham Leisure Centre has been awarded Aquatic and Recreation Victoria’s prestigious Facility of the Year, at a very different 2020 ARV Awards. The Nillumbik Shire Council facility faced intense competition from quality facilities right across Victoria. The Eltham Leisure Centre team is grateful to win this award and appreciate the efforts of ARV in continuing to provide the awards in a Covid-Safe environment. Key highlights of this award recognition included: Attendance growth of 38.5% Membership growth of […]

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Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Awards – Swim School of the Year Winner

Eltham Leisure Centre has been awarded Swim School of the Year at the 2020 Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Awards. The recognition follows the Centre’s Swim & Survive Licensee of the Year Award, which was claimed at the 2020 Life Saving Victoria Awards of Excellence in August. Following a substantial redevelopment concluding in 2018, Eltham Leisure Centre recommenced its swim school program in November 2018. A key focus of the program was to engage the Nillumbik community to return to the […]

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Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Awards – Community Impact Award

Cardinia Life’s He Can So We Can Too initiative was recognised as a Finalist in the 2020 ARV Awards on Tuesday 27 October 2020. He Can So We Can Too, originated from a Together We Can community leadership summit as a community solution to help tackle family violence in Cardinia. The initiative was delivered in partnership with Together We Can and Cardinia Shire Council. Knowing that equity is deeper than just gender, the aim of He Can So We Can […]

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Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Awards – Sustainability Award

Cardinia Life was recognised as a Finalist at the 2020 Aquatic & Recration Victoria (ARV) Awards, held on Monday 26 October. The centre was noted in the Sustainability Award category for its considerable energy and water saving efforts across the past four years. Cardinia Life is now delivering over 15 projects on its substantial assets to considerably improve the environmental footprint made by the facility. From the period June 2016 to August 2019, the avoided greenhouse gas emissions made by […]

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Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Awards – Swim Teacher with a Disability Winner

Eltham Leisure Centre’s Annaliese McDonald has been announced as the winner of the Swim Teacher for People With a Disability at the 2020 ARV Awards. The award follows on from another Eltham Leisure Centre teacher, Hannah O’Shea, also winning the Swim Teacher of Babies, Infants and Preschool award this year. Following the launch of Eltham Leisure Centre’s new Access and Inclusion classes, Annaliese has demonstrated her passion and commitment to her students. Anneliese is an adaptive teacher who uses her […]

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Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Awards – Swim Teacher for Babies, Infants & Preschool Winner

Eltham Leisure Centre’s Hannah O’Shea has been announced as the winner of the Swim Teacher for Babies, Infants and Preschool at the 2020 Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Awards. With a Bachelor’s Degree in psychological sciences, minoring in training and development, Hannah’s communication skills within the team, externally with parents and with other areas across the centre is impeccable. Hannah believes that if you are not learning you are not succeeding. She lives by this philosophy and helps others to do […]

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Eltham Leisure Centre Swim School Award

Eltham Leisure Centre is proud to announce it received the Swim and Survive Licensee of the Year Award at the recent Life Saving Victoria Awards of Excellence. The Centre was noted for its demonstrated advocacy, innovation and success in partnering with organisations and groups to give Nillumbik and broader community members the opportunity to learn vital swimming and water safety skills. Since its inception, Aligned Leisure has focused on developing critical partnerships through the structure and delivery of its programs and […]

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Aquatic Centres recognised for safety excellence

The Aligned Leisure managed Eltham Leisure Centre is the newest member of the Platinum Pool Program awarded by Life Saving Victoria. The Platinum Pool Program is only available to aquatic facilities that have previously met the Life Saving Victoria gold endorsement standard with membership subject to a strict Code of Practice and a series of rigorous accreditation hurdles. The purpose of the program is to highlight aquatic facilities achieving the highest standards in aquatic safety and risk management, with accreditation […]

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Aligned Leisure Learn to Swim Programs return

Aligned Leisure excitedly saw the return of children to the water in July with the recommencement of its Learn to Swim programs at two of its key sites across the state. After three months on the sidelines, students ranging in age from infants to adults at Mildura Waves and Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre eagerly returned to lessons, providing a valuable opportunity to continue building essential water safety skills and swimming development, in a fun and safe environment. In light […]

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