Dariusz Dzieniak, 42 years old was awarded Employee of the Year at an event hosted by Sport Aberdeen Chairman Fred Dalgarno.

The annual awards are held in recognition of employees who have demonstrated their commitment to creating opportunities, inspiring people and changing lives through sport and physical activity.

Mr Dzieniak is a lifeguard based at the Beach Leisure Centre. His roles include ensuring the safety of Sport Aberdeen swimmers, however he also goes out of his way to assist in the everyday running of the venue. He has worked for Sport Aberdeen for seven years.

Dariusz was a huge asset to Sport Aberdeen during the recent modernisation of the health suite facilities at the Beach Leisure Centre, volunteering his time after work hours to help.

Dariusz Dzieniak was selected as Sport Aberdeen’s employee of the year after being nominated for “his efforts in going the extra mile both with customers and colleagues alike”.

Sport Aberdeen’s Nickie Scorgie, Head of Human Resources, said:

“Dariusz is an asset to Sport Aberdeen and has shown how the small things really do add up. It is very rewarding to see how those who work for Sport Aberdeen have such an impact on the charity as a whole.

“Employees of the charity are the lifeblood of the whole organisation and without them we would not be able to create so many opportunities in sport and physical activity across the city.

“Sport Aberdeen is committed to becoming the employer of choice for those seeking a career in the leisure industry.”

Dariusz Dzieniak also commented:

“I was very proud to be named Sport Aberdeen’s employee of the year. Being surrounded by positive people in an exciting environment, mixing with people from across the city makes every work day different.

“The last seven years with Sport Aberdeen have been a pleasure, and I look forward to many more to come.”