Talented Fitzroy youth takes the next step

3 February 2020

The team at our Fitzroy Crossing Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pool is saying goodbye to a faithful and talented young local who has been involved with the pool over the past five years. Dylan Storer has been a fantastic example for other young people in the town and will be sadly missed when he moves to Wollongong soon to start university.

A young Dylan interviewing swimmer Sophie EdingtonDylan has worked as a lifeguard at the Fitzroy Crossing pool for the past two years and has helped Pool Managers Trevor and Adele Caporn to run activities and events for the past five. He’s also helped to put the town on the map by featuring on the ABC’s Q&A show twice in recent years.

Dylan has lived in Fitzroy for the last 15 years and did all his swimming lessons as a child and teenager at the pool. He also volunteered at the local radio station since he was just 7 years old and conducted an interview at the pool with Australian swimmer, and back stroke gold medallist Sophie Edington!

Such a talented young man, Dylan has won numerous awards for his radio show “The Edge”, on Fitzroy’s Wangki radio station, recognised for excellence in news and current affairs programming. He was also selected to take part in UN Youth Australia’s Young Diplomats tour of Europe early last year.Dylan Storer

After completing work experience at ABC radio stations in the eastern states, organised by his school in Fitzroy, Dylan has now been accepted into Wollongong University in New South Wales. Trevor Caporn says it was a natural step for this incredible young man. “He will be very much missed by Adele and myself at the swimming pool and the community of Fitzroy Crossing, but I look forward to seeing him make his mark in either Politics or Journalism in years to come. After watching Dylan grow up over the years and witnessing everything he has achieved so far in his life I think everyone should watch this space!”

The team at Royal Life Saving WA wishes Dylan all the best as he completes his university studies and we're excited to see the path he takes in his future.

You can find out more about the impact our Remote Pool are having in regional WA at the link below.

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