Programs for at-risk communities return

5 June 2020

As WA’s COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease Royal Life Saving WA is working to get its many programs back up and running across the community. One of these is our Access and Equity program which works with at-risk and culturally diverse groups to ensure they are able to engage in swimming and water safety education.

Three multicultural women in the pool with faces in the water as part of their swimming lessonIn reactivating our programs Royal Life Saving WA continues to follow Government advice and is adjusting programming where necessary to ensure the safety of all participants. Online Heart Beat Club basic first aid training and Water Safety Talks have been conducted for a number of community groups throughout the COVID-19 lockdown period, but these are now returning as face-to-face programs, with Heart Beat Clubs being offered for adults who have participated in our Swim and Survive program.

We encourage parents and care givers to take part in these valuable water safety education sessions, which teach them how to better look after themselves, their families and community when taking part in recreation in and around water.

As the state’s swim schools and public swimming pool begin to open up and resume classes from next week we’re also looking forward to resuming our Access and Equity Swim and Survive programs for men, women and children from Term Three.

During the COVID-19 pandemic the Access and Equity team has been working hard to develop more resources to better support Multicultural, Aboriginal and Special Needs groups and we look forward to making these available to community members in the coming weeks.

For more information about our Access and Equity program and how you can take part in any of the educational programs it offers please click the link below.

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