Swim School in triple celebration

From Left: Mel Warren, Daria Kearon, Lauren Clark, Zoran Naumovski. The Swin School in Merriwa and some of its staff recently won awards
From Left: Mel Warren, Daria Kearon, Lauren Clark, Zoran Naumovski. The Swin School in Merriwa and some of its staff recently won awards

The school, with pools at Merriwa and Ocean Reef, won the AUSTSWIM-recognised swim centre award for aquatic education and water safety.

Lauren Clark and Daria Kearon won teacher of infant and pre-school aquatics and teacher of adults’ awards respectively, while Julie McDonald received a swimming and water safety teaching award nomination.

The wins, announced at the state AUSTSWIM industry conference in Bedford, were great news for owner Zoran Naumovski and his 60 staff.

‘There were five categories and we won three of a possible five and were nominated for a fourth,’ school operational area manager Mel Warren said.

‘We are now put forward to the national awards in June 2015 with winners heading over east to be part of an Oscars-type ceremony.’

During the conference, Ms Warren spoke about Merriwa centre’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) program, one of the biggest in WA.

In March, she joined water safety ambassador Laurie Lawrence on a regional tour to promote multicultural swimming and drowning prevention.