School holiday fun at Fitzroy Crossing

8 October 2019
The Fitzroy Crossing Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pool had a huge day last week, with 160 kids and adults coming through the gates for a day of fun in the water!

fitzroy crossing kids on giant pool inflatableBeing a very hot 43 degrees, everyone was loving the cool water of the pool for some welcome relief from the heat. The group enjoyed some fun activities and a barbecue supplied by community organisations Garnduwa and FairGame, as well as having a great time on the inflatable obstacle course!

kids lined up around edge of fitzroy swimming pool The pool has been very busy since it re-opened for the season recently, with Pool Managers Trevor and Adele Caporn in for another great season this year. Trevor and Adele have been managing remote pools in the north of WA for over ten years as part of the Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pool Program (RASPP), with Adele also assisting as a pool lifeguard and swimming instructor and volunteering within the community.

The RASPP aims to provide remote communities with safe and effective aquatic facilities as well as recreational and educational swimming programs to encourage safe aquatic participation. Each remote pool (there are currently seven in operation) has become a hub of activity for the community, with swimming carnivals, birthday parties, after-school activities and other events hosted throughout the season.

Learn more about the benefits of the program at the link below!
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