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Teps ‘Learn to Swim’ team best in NZ

Media release
9 May 2014

Teps ‘Learn to Swim’ team best in NZ

Auckland Council’s Tepid Baths Learn to Swim team has scooped the top prize at this year’s New Zealand Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (NZSCTA) awards.

Auckland Council Pools and Leisure Manager Rob McGee says the Outstanding Swim School Award was announced at the NZSCTA conference in Wellington.

“This is a major achievement for the hard working Tepid Baths team who have put a huge amount of effort into establishing their Learn to Swim programme.

“In just two years, since the Tepid Baths reopened, the team has built an award-winning programme that people are lining up to join.

“The Teps team is supported by a network-wide programme of classes and exceptional instructors – so this is really an award that all of our facilities can be proud of,” he says.

Davin Bray, Tepid Baths Centre Manager and Kendall Gray, Aquatics Team Leader were both at the conference to collect the award on behalf of their team.

“We couldn’t be more proud of our hard working swimming teachers,” says Mr Bray. “We are challenged every day to deliver fun and stimulating swimming lessons which give our communities water confidence and skills that save lives. It is great to be recognised for doing our job well.”

Auckland Council is committed to putting children and young people first and increasing individual and community wellbeing through participation in recreation and sport.

Learn to Swim programmes are an essential way of introducing youth and non-swimmers to a whole new realm of exercise and leisure opportunities.

“In a region that is surrounded by water, these affordable programmes build confidence and water safety awareness, as well as being a stepping stone to swimming clubs and water sports,” says Mr McGee.

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