Dubbo swim instructor the best in the state

Karen Martin with her NSW Austswim Teacher of Adults award and the RSL Health Club’s NSW Water Safety Awards Most Significant Contribution to Water Safety with a Focus on Inclusive Practice award. Photo: GREG KEEN Karen Martin with her NSW Austswim Teacher of Adults award and the RSL Health Club’s NSW Water Safety Awards Most Significant Contribution to Water Safety with a Focus on Inclusive Practice award. Photo: GREG KEEN.
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Karen Martin with her NSW Austswim Teacher of Adults award and the RSL Health Club’s NSW Water Safety Awards Most Significant Contribution to Water Safety with a Focus on Inclusive Practice award. Photo: GREG KEEN.

Karen Martin with her NSW Austswim Teacher of Adults award and the RSL Health Club’s NSW Water Safety Awards Most Significant Contribution to Water Safety with a Focus on Inclusive Practice award. Photo: GREG KEEN.

Swimming and gym instructor Karen Martin at the Dubbo RSL Aquatic and Health Club has been awarded the winner of the NSW Austswim Teacher of Adults award.

Last week Ms Martin was presented with the award for the best adult swimming instructor in the state at a ceremony in Sydney.

The award was decided from a collection of nominations from RSL Aquatic and Health Club clients.

A number of her fans expressed their congratulations on the RSL’s Facebook page.

One person commented: “Congratulations on your award Karen”.

“You are an amazing, compassionate and truly inspiring women, and a truly wonderful person who deserves so many good things.

“So happy to hear of this award you’ve received.”

Ms Martin responded humbly to these comments with her own: “Thanks to everyone for the beautiful comments.”

“I am very humbled by what you all have said.

“I am extremely lucky to love what I do and to be able to teach many amazing people.”

The NSW Austswim Teacher of Adults award is Ms Martin’s second award, after she won the 2012 NSW Austswim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety of the Year.

But she insists the awards do not mean half as much to her as teaching someone to swim.

“I don’t do it for the awards, I love being able to show people how to stay safe in the water,” she said.

This is the second year running the health club has won the award – fellow instructor Katherine Bernard won the title last year.

The RSL Health Club also won the NSW Water Safety Awards Most Significant Contribution to Water Safety with a Focus on Inclusive Practice award.

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