Mt Magnet kids enjoy Swim for Fruit program

24 January 2022

Children in the Mid West town of Mount Magnet enjoyed participating in a Go For 2&5 Swim for Fruit program at the start of summer. 

Children in the pool at Mt MagnetThe program ran during Term Four last year at the Mount Magnet Swimming Pool. Local children attended the pool after school to swim laps and earn a healthy afternoon tea of fresh fruit as a reward for their efforts. The program was coordinated between Royal Life Saving WA and the Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation (GSAC), which provides sporting and recreational opportunities for the local Aboriginal community.

Aboriginal boy in the pool at Mt MagnetIn addition to lap swimming, children completed other aquatic challenges and games such as ‘diving for fruit’ – which involved retrieving discs stamped with images of various fruit and vegetables from the bottom of the pool.

Cecilia Kelly from GSAC said the kids had a great time participating in the program. “Swim for Fruit has been an amazing program for the children in Mt Magnet; our children thoroughly enjoy this program,” she said.

“It is very important that all children learn to swim. Not only are our children learning to swim, they are also eating healthy at the same time. A big thank you goes to Royal Life Saving for all their support and guidance with delivering this project to the Mt Magnet children, greatly appreciated.”

The Go for 2&5 Swim for Fruit program is supported by Healthway. Learn more about the benefits of the program for children from regional and remote communities at the link below:

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