Strong swimming skills gained in Term 1 womens only classes

14 March 2022

194 women from WA’s multicultural communities have been enhancing their swim and survival education in the most recent term of the Royal Life Saving’s Women’s Only Swim and Survive program.

Funded by the Department of Health and delivered in partnership with the City of Canning, City of Stirling and The Swim School Wangara, the program offers a culturally appropriate option for women from different backgrounds to take part in swimming lessons and water safety education. With the help of Communicare and the City of Stirling’s Multicultural Hub who are situated in strong multicultural areas also promoting the lessons, Royal Life Saving WA was able to provide at risk communities with an accessible Swim and Survive Program. 

Research has found that people within multicultural groups have significantly less awareness of the importance of swimming and lifesaving skills compared to the rest of the population. In the last 5 years, 50 drowning deaths in WA have been recorded as members of the multicultural community, accounting for 37% of all drowning deaths. 

multicultural women at a swimming lesson in PerthProviding accessible Swim and Survive programs are becoming more important as WA continues to have an increasing number of people from a range of countries and cultures choosing to reside here. With options to complete the program across four locations this term, including Riverton Leisureplex, Cannington Leisureplex, Leisurepark Balga and The Swim School Wangara, we are able to accommodate a large number of women who are choosing to learn these new skills. 

Thanks to these partnerships, Royal Life Saving WA continues to be able to offer women not only the opportunity to build on their current skills, but also a comfortable space to learn and engage with other women at their local aquatic facility.  

To take part in one of our Multicultural Swimming Lessons, enrol today through the link below.

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