Kids cool down with swimming carnival at Fitzroy Crossing

30 November 2020

Kids in the pool performing rescues with pool noodlesChildren from two remote Aboriginal schools outside of Fitzroy Crossing have cooled off with a swimming carnival at Royal Life Saving WA’s Fitzroy Crossing Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pool. The children from Wangkatjungka Remote Community School and Djugerari Remote Community School travelled more than 100 kilometres to take part in the day!

The children recently completed their annual swimming lessons at Fitzroy Crossing, and the swimming carnival was an opportunity for them to showcase the skills they’ve learned.Kids taking part in a game as part of their swimming carnival

Pool Manager Trevor Caporn says it was also an opportunity for the children to cool down! “It was a cool 40 degree day in Fitzroy crossing – I say cool as we have been getting 46 degree days! 44 children came along and swam their heart out! It was great to see all of the hard work that swim instructors Adele, Zoe and Brenton have put into them over their recent two weeks of swimming lessons.”

After a long morning of swimming and showing off their life saving skills the 44 kids and 18 teachers enjoyed a sausage sizzle before getting back on the busses for the hour and a half drive back to their communities. We’re pleased to have been able to equip these kids with the vital swimming and water safety skills they need to safely enjoy the water this summer!

Our Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pool program is supported by the Department of Communities and Principal Community Partner BHP. You can read more at the link below.

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