Aqua Jetty Swim School Top of the Class

Aqua Jetty Swim School Top of the Class

The City of Rockingham Aqua Jetty Swim School has been recognised as the best in Western Australia after it took home the AUSTSWIM Recognised Swim Centre Award during the AUSTSWIM Soak It Up Conference held at the University of WA on Sunday 14 July 2019.

Aqua Jetty Swim School fended off competition from a host of other finalists including Cockburn Arc, Seastarz Swim School, HBF Stadium, Bruce Rock Amateur Swimming Club and Jump Port Kennedy to win their respective category.

As a state award recipient, the Aqua Jetty Swim School now becomes a nominee in the same category for the National AUSTSWIM Awards, which will be held on October 3-4 on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels congratulated all members of the Aqua Jetty Swim School team for playing a vital role in the school’s success.

“The Aqua Jetty Swim School, which is aligned with the Royal Life Saving WA ‘Swim and Survive’ program, caters to swimmers of all ages and teaches water safety awareness and swim technique development,” Mayor Sammels said.

“The swim school is led by a group of highly skilled instructors who are passionate about water safety.

“The City congratulates the swim school on their hard earned success and we look forward to supporting them as they bid to become the best in the country during the national awards later this year.”

All Aqua Jetty Swim School instructors are AUSTSWIM accredited and have current first aid and CPR qualifications.

The scope of lessons run by the Aqua Jetty Swim School allows swimmers to develop at their own pace. Each swimming level has a number of assessment outcomes, which when achieved allow a swimmer to progress to the next stage of their development.

AUSTSWIM’s awards provide an opportunity to identify and honour teachers, presenters and recognised swim centres from across the country for their respective contributions to aquatic education and water safety.

Visit Aqua Jetty Swim School for more information or contact the Aqua Jetty on 9591 0888.

 

Nominations Closing Soon for City of Rockingham Sports Star Awards

Nominations Closing Soon for City of Rockingham Sports Star Awards

Local athletes, clubs, teams and volunteers are being encouraged to nominate contenders for the 2019 City of Rockingham Sports Star Awards before nominations close on Wednesday 31 July 2019.

The Sports Star Awards, which have been running since 1996, are an annual celebration that highlight the outstanding achievements of the City of Rockingham’s sporting community.

Awards across seven categories will be presented during a special ceremony at the Gary Holland Community Centre on Thursday 19 September 2019. The categories include:

  • Club of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Senior Sports Star of the Year
  • Junior Sports Star of the Year
  • Sports Star of the Year with Disability
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • John Brown Lifetime Achievement Memorial Award

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels urged all residents involved in the Rockingham sporting community to nominate a worthy recipient before the deadline.

“The City of Rockingham is home to a number of outstanding athletes, clubs and volunteers and we look forward to formally recognising them for their efforts at the 2019 Sports Star Awards,” Mayor Sammels said.

“There is a wide range of mental and physical health benefits associated with sport and recreation, so its importance to our community cannot be overestimated.

“As the deadline for nominations approaches, I encourage all residents associated with sport in Rockingham to consider nominating a fellow club member, coach, athlete or volunteer in this year’s Sports Star Awards.”

The City also thanks its sponsors for the 2019 Sports Star Awards:

  • The Sound Telegraph – long-term sponsor which has supported the event since its inception in 1996.
  • Baldivis Health and Fitness– long-time sponsor of the awards.
  • Rockingham F45 Training – long-time sponsor of the awards.
  • Rockingham Centre – three-time sponsor of the awards.

Nominations for the awards close at 4.30pm on Wednesday 31 July 2019. For more information or to obtain a nomination form visit Sport Star Awards.

 

Nominations Open for Sports Star Awards

Nominations Open for Sports Star Awards

Nominations for the 2019 City of Rockingham Sports Star Awards are now open, with talented local athletes, clubs, teams and volunteers encouraged to enter.

Running since 1996, the Sports Star Awards are an annual celebration that highlight the outstanding achievements of the sporting community in Rockingham.

This year’s event will be hosted at the Gary Holland Community Centre on Thursday 19 September 2019, with awards to be given out in the following categories during a special ceremony:

  • Club of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Senior Sports Star of the Year
  • Junior Sports Star of the Year
  • Sports Star of the Year with Disability
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • John Brown Lifetime Achievement Memorial Award.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels is encouraging all residents involved in sports across the community to nominate a worthy recipient.

“The Sports Star Awards have recognised the contribution of international, state, regional and local competition level champions for the past 23 years,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Sport and recreation is of huge value to our community and its importance in helping to forge positive physical and mental health cannot be over emphasised.

“There are so many talented athletes, successful teams and devoted volunteers in Rockingham, so I encourage all residents involved in sport across our community to make a nomination for this year’s Sports Star Awards.”

The City also thanks its sponsors for the 2019 Sports Star Awards:

  • The Sound Telegraph – long-term sponsor which has supported the event since its inception in 1996.
  • Baldivis Health and Fitness– long-time sponsor of the awards.
  • Rockingham F45 Training – long-time sponsor of the awards.
  • Rockingham Centre – three-time sponsor of the awards.

Nominations for the awards close at 4.30pm on Wednesday 31 July 2019. For more information or to obtain a nomination form visit Sports Star Awards.

 

Men’s Health Week 2019

Men’s Health Week 2019

Men across the City of Rockingham will be encouraged to take stock of their health during a series of activities and workshops the City is hosting throughout Men’s Health Week 2019.

Men’s Health Week will run from 10 – 16 June and is an annual national initiative that provides a platform for debating and challenging important issues in men’s health.

It focuses on the profile of men, their health outcomes and health needs. The theme this year is Men and Families: Keeping Boys and Men Healthy.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said a total of seven different activities would be held throughout the City during Men’s Health Week, with men and boys of all ages encouraged to participate.

“With research revealing that men are more likely to have accidents, take their own lives and suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than females of the same age, it’s vitally important that we draw attention to improving the health of men across the community,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Only 30 per cent of a man’s overall health is determined by genetics, with 70 per cent controllable through lifestyle. By making small, positive lifestyle changes, it’s possible to make a lasting impact.

“The best people to improve men’s health are those who live, work and play alongside men and boys in our community, so I encourage all residents to get involved in the wide range of fun activities the City is hosting to help boost men’s health and wellbeing.”

Activities the City will hold throughout Men’s Health Week include:

‘Looking After Your Club Members’
When:  Monday 10 June 2019
Where:  City of Rockingham Reception Room
Time: 9.30am – 1pm
As a sporting club, community group or a volunteer involving organisation you can often find that members open up to you and share their problems and sometimes distressing situations. If you would like to be clearer about what to say in these situations, then free “accidental counsellor” training is on offer to you.

Bloke’s Boot Camp
When:   Tuesday 11 June 2019
Where:  Aqua Jetty
Time:  5.30pm – 7.30pm
Free boot camp session run by the team of personal trainers at Aqua Jetty followed by a free feed. Open to all ages 14+ and all fitness levels. Great membership offers and prizes will be available on the night.

Nutrition Workshop
When:   Wednesday 12 June 2019
Where:  Autumn Centre
Time:  5.30pm – 7.30pm
Learn how to make healthier versions of your favourite ‘junk food’. Open to males ages 15+

Blokes’ Art Class
Where:  Drop Inn (7 Hokin St, Warnbro)
When:  Thursday 13 June 2019
Time:  6.30pm -9pm
Rockingham men are invited to attend this workshop which includes professional artists guiding participants step by step to paint their own masterpiece.  At the end of the session attendees will leave with a completed piece of artwork.

Daditude (Libraries)
Where:  Mary Davies Library and Community Centre (17 Settlers Avenue, Baldivis)
When:  Friday 14 June 2019
Time: 6pm-8pm
Dads are invited to this fun, tech-filled evening and a chance to unwind with their kids to celebrate Men’s Health Week.  Try out the library’s virtual reality goggles, battle each other on the Xbox and have a go racing robots. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is suitable for children aged five and over.

3D printing workshops (Libraries)
Where:  Safety Bay Library
When:  Saturday 15 June 2019
Time:  10.30am – 11.30am
Rockingham men will be invited to see 3D printing technology in action. The Facilitator, Ryan Jolliffee, will introduce 3D applications for home DIY projects.  Attendees will learn about the practical uses of 3D printed objects and be inspired to create their own.

Dads Group Inc.
When:  Sunday 16 June 2019
Where: The Coffee Club
Time:  11am
Baldivis Dad’s Group Inc. (dadsgroup.org) has been created in Baldivis in partnership with the City, Stockland Baldivis and Dads Group Inc. to provide fathers and children with a place to come and play and meet with other dads. To enjoy a chat with other local dads, visit Stockland Baldivis every Sunday from 10.30am at Coffee Club and then 11am at the play area till 1pm.

For more information about the events the City is hosting during Men’s Health Week contact the City on 9528 0333.

Alternatively, for more information visit the Men’s Health Week website.

 

Baldivis South Community Centre Officially Opens

Baldivis South Community Centre Officially Opens

The Baldivis South Community Centre was officially opened on Tuesday 14 May 2019, with the City of Rockingham hosting a special ceremony to mark the landmark occasion.

Located on the corner of Borough Road and Lamorak Way in Baldivis, the Baldivis South Community Centre is a multipurpose venue designed to host a number of user groups.

Construction on the $3.5 million facility began in June 2018 and was completed in March 2019, approximately four months ahead of schedule. The building has a number of spaces available for hire including a multipurpose hall, two activity rooms, a counselling room, kitchen facilities, accessible toilets and a parenting room.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the Baldivis South Community Centre would provide the growing local community with much-needed spaces for hire.

“Baldivis is one of the fastest growing suburbs in Western Australia and the demand for community infrastructure is incredibly high,” Mayor Sammels said.

“This brand new 650 square metre facility will give City of Rockingham residents the chance to connect with each other in a family-friendly environment. In addition to being a rentable space, the centre also has supporting amenities that include car parking, landscaped areas and a children’s playspace.

“It will also play a vital role in reducing the pressure for community spaces that is currently being experienced at the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre.”

Bookings for spaces at the facility are now available and can be made through the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre.

“The City would also like to gratefully acknowledge the support from Lotterywest, which provided funding support for the Baldivis South Community Centre project with a $900,000 grant,” Mayor Sammels said.

“The City also appreciates the diligent efforts of project architects Holton Connor and builder ADCO Constructions for delivering a vibrant community facility that will benefit the local community.”

 

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