Summer fun at Fitzroy Crossing

23 January 2019

Fitzroy Crossing kids had great fun at the annual pool party and barbecue organised by the local police last week.

giant pool inflatable at Fitzroy Crossing swimming poolThe party was held on the 14th January at the Fitzroy Crossing Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pool, with a giant pool inflatable supplied by Royal Life Saving WA.

Garnduwa staff were on hand to help throughout the day, together with pool managers Trevor and Adele Caporn, local police and even an off-duty officer. Transport to and from the event was kindly provided by Garnduwa.

The hot day was perfect for a pool party, with 78 kids turning up to take part in the festivities. They had fun playing on the giant inflatable obstacle course and cooling off in the pool before everyone enjoyed a sausage sizzle afterwards.

It was a great day, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, with Fitzroy Crossing Police later tweeting that they “had a great day at the FX Pool with all the local kids. Thanks to Trev and Adele and the Garnduwa crew.”

people standing under gazebo next to swimming poolThe Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pools Project (RASP) is managed by Royal Life Saving WA and funded primarily through the Department of Communities with additional contributions from BHP and the Telethon Kids Institute. It focuses on providing the remote communities of Burringurrah, Jigalong, Yandeyarra, Bidyadanga, Warmun and Fitzroy Crossing with recreational and educational swimming programs, to encourage safe aquatic participation.

You can learn more about the program at the link below.

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