Jigalong kids show skills at swimming carnival

19 December 2018

Children at Jigalong in WA’s Pilbara region enjoyed their annual swimming and lifesaving carnival recently, heading along to our remote aboriginal swimming pool in the town to showcase the skills they’ve learnt throughout the year.

Pool Manager David Lucas, who organised the event along his wife Candy and a couple of teachers from the local school, says the carnival was a huge success! “We certainly had some great competition and very competitive local kids whom displayed lots of potential. The day also included Novelty events and finished off with a BBQ which was well received by all.”

It was great to see the local Chairperson Margy Sampson attending the day, and getting involved by presenting awards to the participants!

The highlight of the day was the open relay, which included Pool Manager Dave, new Local Police Sergeant Mark, and School Teachers Huntz and Alisdair competing against the local kids. The combined age of the participants was more than 200 years, but the “old boys” won, much to the surprise of the kids!

We look forward to seeing the kids at the pool across the Christmas season, and teaching them more vital swimming and water safety skills in 2019!

Learn more about our Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pool program at the link below.

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