Midnight swimming at Fitzroy Crossing

6 November 2015

Fitzroy Crossing's public pool is opening up at midnight on welfare paydays, as the community tries protect teenagers from alcohol-related abuse, and prevent them from engaging in petty crime.

The pool is part of the Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pools program, supported by the WA Government's Department of Housing, and managed by Royal Life Saving Society WA.

The remote pools are focused on encouraging safe participation in aquatic activities by local residents, and ensuring all children in these communities have an opportunity to learn vital swim and survive skills.

The amazing midnight swimming initiative was devised by Fitzroy Crossing pool manager Aaron Jacobs who wanted to make sure the kids had a safe place to go in a town that tends to be a little nocturnal!

The full story from ABC Kimberley's Ben Collins is on the ABC website.