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Welcome to Blue Connections

Blue Connections is Life Saving Victoria’s networking event series. It connects the broader Aquatic Industry, Volunteer Members, Staff, Emergency Services, Education and Sport and Recreation sectors, and interested community members together once a month at LSV State Centre to network, share, and grow through interactive professional and personal development workshops.

COVID-19 Update

As we all continue to navigate through the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID 19, we are keen to stay connected and adapt to deliver our programming in line with Government recommendations.

We are pleased to announce our upcoming Blue Connections session will take place online.

When and where do Blue Connections events take place?

Until further notice, all our sessions will now take place online, via Webinar.


Next Blue Connections Online Session

Session 25 Online: Perspective – A life ignited by adversity
Keynote Speaker:
Shane Hryhorec – Director, Push Mobility & Chairman, Accessible Beaches Australia
Thursday 17th December 2020 @ 7:00pm via Microsoft Teams
LSV, Blue Connections and Aquatic Industry Members $10 / Non Members $15

Session Overview

Shane Hryhorec grew up in South Australia participating in many sports including football, swimming and triathlons. Growing up on the coast, he was also a member of the Surf Life Saving club where he was a patrolling member as a young adult.

Living in Adelaide and Melbourne, Shane setup and ran several companies setting him up with the experience for a long and fruitful career in running businesses.

In 2007, Shane broke his neck and drowned in a swimming pool accident. He spent five days in a coma, his life as he knew it changed forever. Shane discovered he was now a C5 incomplete quadriplegic. He also had a hypoxic acquired brain injury (ABI) and would be dependent on his wheelchair.

Shane chose not to be defeated by his disability.

Please join us for our final session for 2020, as we hear Shane’s incredible story, share in his wicked sense of humor and think about things a little differently as we all look to a new year.

About Shane

Shane is an entrepreneur and passionate advocate for people with disabilities.

Shane saw his disability as an opportunity to develop a business that could help improve equality for people with disabilities. His mission in life and in business is to educate society about inclusivity and improve accessibility.

In 2013, Shane founded Push Mobility, a disability equipment company providing unique mobility solutions. Push Mobility is one of the leading manual wheelchair providers in Australia.

Growing up and enjoying the beach, then having that taken away ignited a passion in Shane to find solutions to change the beach landscape. Accessible Beaches Australia was founded in 2016 with the simple mission of making beaches around Australia accessible and inclusive for all.

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