Water Skills for Life held it’s annual Volunteer of the Year event on Sunday, 10 April 2016.
Water Skills for Life is a not for profit organisation that runs swim programs for disadvantage families and communities in the local Warringah area as well as raising funds for the Vietnamese swimming organisation, Swim Vietnam.
President Tanya Carmont advised that over the past year, Water Skills for LIfe have had great success with their swimming programs: The Tibetan Swim Program, the Collaroy Turtles and also the pilot Swim & Survive Camp during January 2016 school holidays, not to forget the support Water Skills for Life gave to Swim Vietnam.
Tanya thanked all the volunteers for their time, effort and support to Water Skills for LIfe programs over the past year.
Tanya commented that “our Volunteers are the most important part of the organization, they ensure that our swim programs run smoothly – not only the swim teachers, but the administration officers that organise registrations, those volunteers that offer to sell chocolates and donate items to raffles, write and grant proposals and the accounting and marketing specialists, – all these volunteers are who allow us to provide a valuable and life saving skill.”
Tanya presented Water Skills for Life Volunteer Swim Teachers Michelle Quinn and Nichole McLachlan, with the 2015 Volunteer of the Year awards at the event.
Michelle and Nichole have both been volunteers from the inception of Water Skills for Life, sitting on the Committee, fundraising as well as gaining their Swim Teaching licences to become volunteer swim instructors.