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March Volunteer of the Month Winner

Congratulations to Riverton Aquanauts President, Ben Loffler for winning the 2016 March Volunteer of the Month. 

After the Riverton Aquanauts Swimming Club was dormant for 12 months, Ben managed to provide the Club with excellent stewardship for the first 18 months operating as a SWA Affiliated Club again. Ben provided great leadership and direction to new committee members on their responsibilities and tasks and has built a strong relationship with their facility, including the Learn to Swim School to provide a strong junior pathway programme for the Club. 

Ben has endorsed a vision for the Club to provide a positive and fun environment for all young swimmers to enjoy.

Well done Ben!

Ben is now in the running for the Volunteer of the Year Award. The winner will get 2 x free tickets to the Swimming Australia Swimmer of the Year Awards.




Do you know a Volunteer or Official in your Club who always ‘goes the extra mile’?

Would you like to recognise and reward your Club Volunteers and Officials?

Do you wish that more programmes were in place to increase Volunteers in your Club?


Swimming WA has an initiative to address all of these questions!



Swimming WA (SWA) recognises that volunteers are a vitally important part of our sport and has created a programme to promote and reward hard working volunteers.

From 1 October 2015, SWA will call for nominations for a Volunteer of the Month each month until 30 April 2016. Nominations are to be sent to the SWA Development Manager by COB on the last day of each month and should contain no more than 300 words on the achievements of the nominee.

All volunteers who have won a monthly award will be put forward for the Volunteer of the Year award, which will be announced at the annual SWA Swimmer of the Year Awards event in 2016.

The SWA Honours and Awards Committee will meet to decide on the monthly and yearly winners.

Both the nominator and the nominee must be current financial SWA members.

Nominations received by SWA will be forwarded to Swimming Australia’s Local Legends volunteer programme each month.



The SWA Volunteer of the Month and Year will be recognised on the SWA website www.wa.swimming.org.au and in the monthly newsletter, e-Splash.



The SWA Volunteer of the Month will receive a SWA leather notebook and plaque. The monthly winners will automatically be nominated for the SWA Volunteer of the Year.

The SWA Volunteer of the Year will receive, courtesy of SWA, return flights, accommodation and tickets for two (2) people to attend the Swimming Australia Swimmer of Year Awards in 2016.


Volunteer of the Year Winner

Zoe Evans (Peel Aquatic)


To nominate a candidate for Swimming WA's Volunteer of the Month Award please click here. 

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