Australian Swim Schools Conference and
World Everyday SAFER Inclusive Swim Schools Conference
Gold Coast 27th - 31st July, 2020

Program

Monday 27th July 2020

Australian Swim Schools Conference – Day 1

Time Activity Speaker
7:30am Registration
9:00am Keynote
10:00am Refreshment Break & ASSA Partner Expo
10:30am The World is Going Weird: How Do Swim Schools Navigate the Uncertainties of Today?

The Changing Backyard and its Effects on Home Pools and our Culture.

Panel

Liam Mayo, Sunshine Coast University

Lindsay McGrath, SPASA Australia

Liam Mayo with Tim Ford, Lindsay McGrath & David Gorman.

12:00pm SwimSchoolers Expo over Lunch
1:30pm Succeeding Today, Building For Tomorrow, Preparing For 2030

 

Panel

Mel Rickwood, ASSA-USSSA Coutts Family Scholarship Year 3 Recipient.

 

Tim Ford & Mel Rickwood w/ Julia Ham, Sue Mayo, Theo Millward,
Wayne Pollock, Reece Rackley, John Coutts, Ross Gage & Emily McNeill (Think Tank attendees).

3:30pm Refreshment Break & ASSA Partner Expo
4:00pm Round tables
6:00-8:00pm Vorgee ASSA Welcome Drinks @ Garden Bar, Star Casino
Tuesday 28th July 2020

Australian Swim Schools Conference – Day 2

Time Activity Speaker
8:00am Registration
9:00am Mentoring and Creating Leaders in your Organisation – A Strengths-based Approach Saskia Kirby, Kirby Swim
10:00am Refreshment Break & ASSA Partner Expo
10:30am Customer Delight in 2020 Theo Millward, SwimTime UK
11:15am Social Media – Tips & Tricks Harry Vick, Visual Branding
12:00pm SwimSchoolers Expo over Lunch
1:00pm Inspiring True Teamwork for Exceptional Customer Experience Jai Leighton, Star Entertainment
1:45pm Upskilling Your Staff Nicky Sloan & Shell Brignell, Rackley Swimming
2:30pm Young Guns Panel
3:00pm Refreshment Break & ASSA Partner Expo
3:30pm Teaching Leadership is Like Teaching Swimming Angie Baker, SwimKids – USA
4:30pm Close
6:30pm to 10pm Australian Swim Schools Awards Gala & Hall of Fame, GCCEC
Wednesday 29th July 2020

Australian Swim Schools Conference – Day 3

Time Activity Speaker
8:00am Registration
9:30am Swim School Excellence:

SAFERswimming
Inclusion

Receipients of the National Awards of Excellence
10:30am Refreshment Break & ASSA Partner Expo
11:00am Swim School Excellence:

Outstanding Growth
Best by an ASSA International Member
Young Gun of the Year

Recipients of the National Awards of Excellence
12:15pm Lunch – Spash! & ASSA Partner Expo
2:00pm Swim Schools: Focus or Diversify? Terry Gulliver, Gullivers Coomera; David Gorman, SwimJim & Q&A
3:30pm SwimSchoolers InfoBYTES – 10 Minutes on Their Favourites Theo Millward – SwimTime UK & Dean Kent – Northern Arena
4:00pm Close
Thursday 30th July 2020

World Everyday SAFER Inclusive Swim Schools Conference – Day 1
Swim Schools Living the SAFERswimming Message

Time Activity Speaker
7:30am Registration
9:00am Why Swim Schools Have a Vital Role in Living the SAFERswimming Message Dave DuBois, ASSA Water Safety Committee
10:00am Refreshment Break & Expo featuring the SAFERwater WARRIORS
10:30am Living with SAFERswimming Layers of Protection Message is Vital

Creating a Culture of Safety

Michael Morris, Samuel Morris Foundation

Angie Baker, SwimKids – USA

12:00pm Lunch Break – Splash! Expo visit
1:00pm The National Swimming and Water Safety Framework

More Than Water Safety Weeks

Penny Larson, RLSSA

ASSA, Kids Alive, NDPA, RLSSA & SLSA

2:30pm Refreshment Break & Expo featuring the SAFERwater WARRIORS
3:00pm Educating Students, Parents and Local Community: Round Table Discussions
4:00pm Close
Friday 31st July 2020

World Everyday SAFER Inclusive Swim Schools Conference – Day 2
Swim Schools Living the SAFERswimming Message

 

Time Activity Speaker
8:00am Registration
9:00am The Importance of Inclusive Sport for a More Connected and Engaged Community

Learning from Little Heroes Swim Academy

Nick Marshall, Surf Life Health (2020 Australian of the Year – Local Hero Finalist)

Tracey Ayton, Little Heroes Swim Academy

10:30am Refreshment
11:00am The Importance of Teaching People with Disability Vanessa Jessett, City of Stirling Leisure Centre
11:45am You Can’t Teach a Swan to Quack; Inclusion at SwimKids Swim School Angie Baker, SwimKids
12:30pm Swimming & Water Safety for People with Autism Jessica Thackeray, Autism Swim
1:00pm Lunch Break & Expo with the SAFERwater WARRIORS
2:00pm Facility and Equipment Checklists for Swim Schools Sue Mayo, Hampton Swim School
2:30pm SwimSchooler Q&A – Supervision & Diving

Panel

Swim School Supervision Panel

ASSA, RLSSA & NDPA

3:30pm Finish