Waterworld Bundoran has been awarded the prestigious “exceeded standard” NQS award following an inspection of the popular Bundoran facility earlier in 2023.
The National Quality Standard Awards are the only industry-specific awards for the Leisure, Health & Fitness sector in Ireland. The awards reward excellence for facilities in the sector that meet the operational standards across 250 quality-based criteria and are endorsed by Sport Ireland. Waterworld Bundoran was one of only 2 facilities in the country to achieve the “exceeded” standard under the leisure awards (facilities with a pool) category.
The National Quality Standard Awards have been in operation since 2001 and are the only industry specific award for the Leisure, Health and Fitness sector in Ireland. They are the most sought-after and respected accolades in the industry and awards across the three levels of Achieved, Exceeded & Outstanding.
Speaking about the awards, Ireland Active CEO Karl Dunne said: “We are delighted to be able to recognise so many fantastic facilities throughout Ireland today at our annual Ireland Active National Quality Standard Awards. Our members have faced a tough and difficult year, and yet have continued to strive for the highest of standards despite all the obstacles they have faced. We are delighted to see the excellent work and dedication that has gone on behind the scenes.”
Aine Temple, General Manager at Waterworld Bundoran expressed her delight at the award saying ‘2023 was Waterworld’s first full season since 2019 and we are thrilled to have gained this accolade which is a testament to the hard work put in by all staff members from lifeguards to complex assistants to the management team and I’d like to convey my thanks to each and every member of the team for helping to make this happen. Plans are well underway for the 2024 season and we look forward to welcoming our guests from Easter onwards.’
Chairperson of Waterworld Bundoran CLG Councillor Micheal McMahon added ‘I would like to add my congratulations to Aine and the team on this great achievement. They have shown enormous commitment and dedication to ensure the high standards required are met not only during the inspection but all season long. Guests at Waterworld can always be sure of a safe environment in which to enjoy their day out.’
A voucher for Waterworld’s 2024 season would make the ideal Christmas gift or stocking filler. You can purchase now at https://www.waterworldbundoran.com/vouchers/