Inflatable fun at Fitzroy Crossing

25 October 2017

With temperatures heating up into the 40s at Fitzroy Crossing recently there couldn’t have been a better time for some inflatable antics! 72 kids and 35 adults recently had a whole lot of fun at our Fitzroy Crossing Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pool, with heaps taking part in an inflatable fun run. 

“We are very lucky to have some great volunteers in Fitzroy, as when the inflatable is in the water with a large number of kids it can get very hectic,” pool manager Trevor Caporn says. “We are a month into our pool season and with the hot weather we are getting great attendance at the pool, averaging around 70 people a day.”

Fitzroy Crossing is one of only two towns along the 1000km Great Northern Highway between Broome and Kununurra. The community is located on the banks of the Fitzroy River, making swimming and water safety education extremely crucial due to the easy access to this inland waterway for recreation.

The community enjoys having the swimming pool available to them, and makes the most of the swimming and water safety education on offer, with the pool currently fully booked out for swimming lessons, by both the seven local schools, and the mums and bubs group. “The mums come in every Thursday morning for an hour and do fun activities, singing some songs and having fun splashing around in the water with the bubs,” Trevor says.

The Swim for Fruit program, supported by Healthway, is also going well at the Fitzroy Crossing Swimming Pool. “We average about 10 kids everyday swimming laps, followed by a feed of fruit afterwards.”

You can find out more about our Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pools in six communities across regional WA at the link below.

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