Sunday, 9 April 2017 from 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Sawtell RSL Club, Sawtell, Australia




Organisation: AUSTSWIM

Position: Presenter

Amy has worked in the aquatic industry for over six years working as an instructor, presenter and assessor. Amy has completed a Bachelor of Education majoring in special Education and has been working in special education primary schools. She works diligently within the schools to coordinate their swimming and water safety programs. 


Christine regularly presents the AUSTSWIM WETS Aqua Instructor Course across Australia and New Zealand and works behind the scenes in course development. She is a popular group fitness instructor, teaching various classes and using her background in drama and education to keep participants interested and on their toes!


Organisation: AUSTSWIM

Position: Presenter

Diane Gray is the founder of GrayHeart Consultants who specialise in System-Focused Training that builds workplaces by multiplying the productivity of systems and processes with sustainable culture and committed people. Diane has over 25 years experience working with people and businesses and is renowned for getting to the heart of a problem quickly and effectively, saving time and money. This is due to her unique ability to bring both people and systems together in such a way that builds teams to sustainable results in their work and play.

Diane started in the aquatic industry in the early 1990s and has not stopped building on her experience since, including in the AUSTSWIM extension areas and presenter trainings. Diane also holds a Silver Licence in Swim Coaching and has held multiple executive management positions in and out of the aquatic industry during which she gain a MBA with two majors in HR and Marketing Management before taking the leap into business ownership. Diane brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to support Swim School business owners and managers to improving systems, operations and the bottom line.


Organisation: Royal Life Saving Society, Northern

Position: Regional Manager

Jason Phillips was appointed the Regional Manager of Royal Life Saving NSW in 1996 after spending 2 years as a Development Officer in Sydney conducting Pool Lifeguard, First Aid and AUSTSWIM training courses.

He holds formal qualifications in Sport Science, Workplace Training and Assessment and Quality Auditing in OHS.

Jason has presented at regional seminars for AUSTSWIM, International Life Saving Medical Rescue Conferences and various Pool Management Conferences and Summits.

Highlights of his career include the establishment of a Train the Trainer program for various lifesaving, aquatic and safety organisations in Vietnam, Bangladesh, Laos and Thailand.

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Jenny has over 25 years’ experience working with children with disabilities and challenging behaviours. From early intervention, primary and secondary schools, to adults.
Jenny holds a Cert. IV in workplace training and assessment, ASCTA bronze level coach, AUSTSWIM Teacher license for TSW, INF, TCS and TAI, and a Cert. III Aquatic Fitness.
Jenny is also an active RLS examiner and provider for the ‘swim & survive program’ to all ages and abilities. Her commitment to providing effective learning programs for teachers and children to learn to swim in a safe, caring and fun environment is reflected in her approach. 

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Organisation: AUSTSWIM

Position: Presenter

Julie is from Orange and is happily married with 2 children and 6 lovely grandchildren. Julie was working at working at Electrolux as a process worker when her first grandchild was born. She thought she would love to teach her grandchildren how to swim. She became an AUSTSWIM Teacher and has now been in the industry for 12 years.
Julie is qualified to teach babies to adults and everything in between. She is an assessor, AUSTSWIM Presenter and Bronze Licensed Coach.
She is heavily involved in learn to swim in Orange. Julie teaches, writes programs and provides support and training for new teachers. She is extremely passionate about teaching swimming and water safety. 

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Organisation: Coffs Harbour War Memorial Olympic Pool

Position: Learn to Swim Coordinator

Rebecca Gumm has 20 years experience as a swimming and water safety teacher in Learn to Swim programs, is passionate about teaching swimming and water safety skills and continues to learn and share her knowledge with students and teachers alike. Building relationships with others and watching them succeed are highlights in Rebecca's career.

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Organisation: AUSTSWIM

Position: Presenter

Rebecca Yager is a dedicated learn to swim teacher, who has been passionately teaching for over 15 years. She built and operated her own successful swim school but sold it when her family grew. Rebecca is a mother to 3, a wife, a passionate AUSTSWIM Teacher and Presenter and a volunteer surf lifesaver.

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Rob holds a master’s degree in special education and a bachelor’s degree in emotional and behaviour disorders. His energetic and dedicated approach to supporting schools and families in the inclusion of children with special needs has gained wide recognition and respect in his field receiving the NSW quality teaching and Australian College of Education Awards.

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Organisation: AUSTSWIM

Position: Presenter

Robyn is dedicated to educating parents and children on safe behaviour in and around aquatic environments. She has developed several resources aimed at infant and pre-schoolers, teachers and parents. Robyn has a real passion for swimming and water safety, this is particularly evident when teaching water familiarisation with her infant and preschool classes. 

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Position: Vocal Consultant

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Organisation: Early Connections - Coffs Coast

Early Connections was first established in 1983. It is a not-for-profit community based organisation which delivers Early Childhood Intervention, Early Childhood Education and Therapy Supports to children with a diagnosed disability or a developmental delay, and their families.