Swim for Fruit champions at Yandeyarra

10 May 2016

Children at Yandeyarra Aboriginal community in our state’s Pilbara region have just completed a season of Go for 2 and 5 "Swim for Fruit" sessions, and the improvement in their swimming has beenFour aboriginal children standing by the pool at Yandeyarra with their certificates and Swim and Survive bags amazing!

The Go for 2 & 5 Regional & Remote Aboriginal Communities Swimming Program is an incentive-based program, supported by Healthway, which sees children rewarded for their swimming efforts by receiving a healthy afternoon tea following each session. Those achieving a prescribed amount of laps are also eligible to earn incentive prizes with goggles, Swim and Survive packs, t-shirts and flippers up for grabs.

Over the past six months 392 children attended "Swim for Fruit" sessions at the Yandeyarra remote aboriginal swimming pool, which is an increase in attendance of 119 children since last year.

The final sessions saw merit certificates awarded for those who had swum the most laps throughout the season, were most improved in their swimming, and who had made the best effort in the program.

Royal Life Saving Society WA is thankful to Pool Manager Jacqui Forbes and her team at Yandeyarra for the fantastic effort they’ve put in across the season, and look forward to seeing all the fun continue when the remote aboriginal swimming pools re-open in September.

For more information about the Go for 2 & 5 Regional & Remote Aboriginal Communities Swimming Program click the link below.