Marble Bar swimmers go for 2 and 5

8 January 2018

As the temperatures continue to rise up in Marble Bar, so to does the success of its Swim for Fruit program! In the final three months of 2017, a total of 75 females and 64 males aged between four and 65 took part in the program, expertly run by senior aquatic officer David Clarke.

“There have been a total of 39 water games played and an amazing total of 1,656 laps swum,” David says.

David is passionate about the program, which aims to increase participation in physical activity while also encouraging healthy eating in aboriginal communities.

The Go for 2 and 5 Swim for Fruit program is supported by Healthway and has successfully increased participation in physical activity and improved nutrition in 18 regional and remote communities since its inception in 2013, reducing the risk of chronic disease and promoting healthy lifestyle choices.

“The Marble Bar Aquatic Centre and whole town of Marble Bar would like to say a big thank you to Royal Life Saving for providing great support and assistance to be able to make this program a vital part in our small community,” David says.

“We’d also like to thank Marble Bar Primary School, as they are always helping with anything involved with Marble Bar Aquatic Centre and the East Pilbara Shire.”

More information about the Go for 2 and 5 Swim for Fruit program is available at the link below.

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