Friday, Nov 9, 2012
Who would have thought a Canadian ‘backpacker’ would come to the rescue at the Alice Springs Aquatic & Leisure Centre?
Over the past four months Alison has become an integral part of Casa Leisure’s operations in Alice Springs. And in October, following the sudden departure of centre’s manager, it was Alison who provided leadership for the facility and staff. Alison stepped into the acting Manager’s role for several weeks whilst a replacement was found, and did an outstanding job – a fact acknowledged by staff and the wider community.
Under Alison’s watch the facility hosted the Masters Games, experienced a shortage of qualified lifeguards and encountered a heat wave with a significant increase in pool occupancy. Alison also completed the Pool Operators course, was instrumental in recruiting new lifeguards for the summer season and continued normal duties on Customer Service, Learn To Swim and Aquatics.It was all taken in her stride.
Alison performed exceptionally during what could have been challenging times. And Alison has previously demonstrated her qualities when volunteering at the centre whilst her Visa requirements were finalised. Casa Leisure and the Alice Springs community are fortunate to have this Canadian backpacker calling Alice Springs home. A really great effort Alison!
Congratulations to all other monthly nominees:
Oliver Curr – “Willing to help out” – Lifeguard, Alice Springs
Claire Traegust – “great attitude” – Lifeguard, Alice Springs
Mairead Murphy – “always helpful and great attitude” – Lifeguard, Alice Springs
Chris Chambers – “the best instructor I have had the pleasure of doing any class with – Group Fitness, Seaford
Ashley Harding – “motivating instructor” – Group Fitness, Seaford
Ashlee Fagermo – “we want more sessions with Ash…she’s great!” – Instructor, Seaford
Donna Dores – “I love your classes and want more!!” – Group Fitness, Seaford
Adrian Griffiths – “Great effort with junior soccer” – Sport Coordinator, Seaford
Jessica Martin – ‘easy to follow’- Group fitness, Marion
Amanda Di Giusto – ‘Absolutely love Mandy’s classes – Group Fitness, Marion
Michael Woodforde – ‘encouraging & welcoming members in the gym’ – Gym & PT, Marion
Kate Stimpson – ‘taking extra responsibility in the absence of the Manager’ – Operations, St Clair