CaLD swim program for children splashes into Armadale and Cannington

3 September 2021
Royal Life Saving WA has partnered with Communicare, a not-for-profit community service organisation, to deliver swimming and water safety programs for multicultural children during Term 3 this year.

The program, which has just wrapped up, was delivered at two aquatic centres and saw 80 children participate this term. Lessons were delivered after school hours on Thursdays at Cannington Leisureplex and on Fridays at Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre (AFAC). 

multicultural children using kickboards at a swimming lessonThe eight week program provided an opportunity for students to develop and build on their swimming and water safety skills, engage with other children and improve their overall health and wellbeing.

"The children’s program at AFAC was launched this term to engage culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) children in the City of Armadale," said Royal Life Saving WA Inclusion Coordinator, Achol Madong.

There was plenty of interest in and demand for the program from the surrounding community. “Royal Life Saving WA will continue these sessions into Term 4 to allow participants on the waiting list an opportunity to take part in swimming lessons," says Achol.

Funding for the program is provided by the Australian Government Department of Health, and the program is now operating at a number of locations across the Perth metro area in response to increased demand.

Learn more about our work to provide multicultural communities with lifesaving swimming and water safety skills at the link below.
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