Annette has been involved with swimming her entire life. It is her passion. She learnt to swim at the age of three at the local swimming club. Annette competed for a Metropolitan Swimming Club, then moved on to other water sports including water skiing and diving.
Annette started to teach swimming when she was 15. At the time she worked for Forbes Carlile Swim School for a period of 5 years. Forbes Carlile being one of the early pioneers in the aquatic industry in Australia.
Annette received her Austswim Teaching Swimming and Water Safety accreditation as soon as Austswim became a recognised training authority. Annette gained extensive experience working with asthma affected children when she worked for the Asthma Foundation of NSW through their Asthma Children's Swimming Programme. While Annette completed her Business Studies Certificates, she co-ordinated the swimming program for the Department of Education and continued teaching at a large regional facility. She has been a qualified Lifeguard. She is skilled in Aquatics Operations and Supervision as well as Aquatic Management.
Annette now operates her own heated pool in Tamworth - A facility which caters for all her student needs and operates 6 days a week. She still enjoys further studies while at the same time teaches others to have confidence in water.
Annette & Glenn thoroughly enjoyed Queenstown and all it has to offer, the International Water Safety Conference and its speakers, educators were all wonderful we are still learning from them now. We made many friends, met some people we have spoken with for many years we can now put faces to the names, now keeping in touch with peers in New Zealand and looking forward to the next Conference.
PS Thoroughly recommend all the activities Queenstown has to offer! It is a must see & do.