Pool party to end school year in Warmun

31 December 2021

It was a fun end of year celebration for the kids of Warmun, a remote Aboriginal community in WA’s Kimberley region. Royal Life Saving WA’s Steve Waterman, who manages the community’s swimming pool, invited everyone down to the pool for an end of school pool party.

Warmun children at their end of year pool partyStudents from Purnululu Aboriginal School (Frog Hollow School) and Ngalangangpum School (Warmun Community School) attended the aquatic fun, which marked the end of the school year and also the end of swimming lessons for the year.

“The kids from both schools have done very well in their [swimming] lessons,” said Steve. “I am extremely proud of their progress and what they have achieved over the last year, it really shows in the events that we hold and it is not only rewarding to see but also gives me comfort that they can act appropriately in a rescue situation.”

Three smiling children at Warmun community poolThe pool party was a great way for the kids to wind down after a successful year and celebrate their achievements. Frog Hollow students visited the pool in the morning and left after enjoying a sausage sizzle lunch, while the Warmun students came in class by class to make the most of the giant pool inflatable.

Steve has been very busy this year providing a thorough swimming and water safety education to these young students, developing their rescue and survival skills with additional programs to build on their swimming skills. “I can’t wait for the start of next year to deliver more swimming and water safety lessons to the kids in Warmun and Frog Hollow, and hopefully Doon Doon will be joining us as well," said Steve.

Learn more about the Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pool program and its benefits to communities at the link below.

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