Airlie Beach Aquatic Reef Club Inc.
About Our Club
In 2015, Annika Grunwald played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Airlie Beach Aquatic Reef Club Inc., a not-for-profit organisation which works together with the Royal Life Saving and the Australian Government Sport and Recreation and Marine Conservation.
The Airlie Beach Aquatic Reef Club Inc. is aiming at creating a better and brighter future for our children and our community. Our Club was specifically developed to support families with low income so that no child has to miss out on learning to swim or learning about our ocean and wildlife.
Therefore, we proudly provide swimming instruction and training for children from low income families. We are high certified swim coaches, dive masters and Royal Life Saving Trainers affiliated with the Royal Life Savings.
Our mission and focus
In addition to providing that training, the Airlie Beach Aquatic Reef Club Inc. also has, as one of its priorities, the goal of teaching children and their parents about the importance of caring for the Great Barrier Reef. As an organisation, its programs are designed to be fun but also educational and this extends to the various holiday and after-school activities that have been created.
The Airlie Beach Aquatic Reef Club Inc. prides itself on educating our community through a range of holiday programs run over weekends and school and public holidays. While the focus of the environment programs is on the reef’s ecosystems, the program incorporates Airlie Beach Swim Centre’s ‘Learn to Snorkel’ program to enable participants to truly have an ‘Eye on the Reef’.