Cummins' May wins Austswim national award

WINNER: Robyne May with her national Austswim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety award.

WINNER: Robyne May with her national Austswim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety award.

Cummins’ Robyne May was recognised for her work as a swimming instructor with a national Austswim award at Tweed Heads on September 28.

Ms May received the award for National Austswim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety.

Earlier in the year Ms May was awarded the South Australian Austswim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Award at the state Austswim Conference in Adelaide in July.

Ms May has worked in the swimming industry for more than 20 years and has taught students across Eyre Peninsula including in Port Lincoln, Cummins and Smoky Bay.

During her time as a swimming instructor Ms May has helped many young swimmers learn water play and swimming skills while helping others to gain their Austswim qualifications to teach those same skills to other young people.

Sallyann Hill nominated Ms May for the award and said it was great to be able to attend the ceremony to see the presentation of an award that was truly deserved.

“Robyne has been in the industry for 20 years plus and to have someone with these skills is invaluable,” she said.

“To be there to see it is fantastic.”

Cummins and District War Memorial Swimming Pool Committee congratulated Ms May on her award on Facebook and said she was a valued and hard working member of the committee.

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