Aquamoves scores major awards

Aquamoves has out-swam other leading leisure facilities to bring home three major awards at the recent Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV) Industry Awards.

ARV is the peak body for the aquatic and recreation industry in Victoria and hosts the awards annually to recognise and reward outstanding achievement and commitment by employees.

This year Aquamoves claimed the top prize in three categories including:

● Swim Teacher for Persons with a Disability Award won by Fernando Saraiva;

● Marketing and Communications Award won by James Harrison and Megan Howard; and

● Group Exercise Instructor Award won by Linda McKenzie.

Ms McKenzie said it was an honour to receive the Group Exercise Instructor Award.

‘‘It was just amazing to be nominated, so to win was just the cherry on top,’’ she said.

Ms McKenzie has been a group fitness instructor at Aquamoves for seven years and was nominated for the award by her colleagues.

Mr Saraiva has taught swimming at Aquamoves for five years and said the award was a surprise.

‘‘My hard work and dedication has paid off,’’ he said.

‘‘I’m passionate about swimming and teaching kids with different abilities.’’

Aquamoves centre manager Marcus Cook said it was the Aquamoves team’s passion for community that set them apart from some of the competition on the night.

‘‘Our staff are invested in the local community and have a strong vision for its future,’’ Mr Cook said.

‘‘We are 100 per cent committed to giving each andevery person who comes into contact with us our very best, so we can continue to improve the health and fitness of the Greater Shepparton community one individual at a time.’’

Article courtesy of the Shepparton News on Friday 23 June 2017. Written by Sionnie Kelly. Photo by Holly Curtis.