60th Aquatics Conference Delegate Reflections - Alex Calwell

Waves 2022 is the 60th National Aquatics Conference. To celebrate this anniversary, we've asked some of our past delegates what they’ve loved best about the past sixty years!

Alex Calwell – Thrive Spaces and Places

Q. When and where did you start in Aquatics?

A. Birkenhead Pool and Leisure centre in1995.

Q. When did you attend your first aquatics conference?

A. I attend my first Waves conference in 2001.

Q. Most influential conference speaker/presentation?

A. So many, however, Gary Johnson’s presentation, the incident that changed his approach, always stands out.

Q. Most memorable aquatics conference moment?

A. In 2009, in Queenstown, running along the waterfront to make it to the Earnslaw for the awards dinner, arriving just as the gangplank was being pulled up and only just making it aboard.

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