Tom Price is Right for a Swim for Fruit Day

13 April 2018
Last month the Vic Hayton Memorial Pool in Tom Price played host to the Swim for Fruit Waterwise education family fun day - and it was a massive success!

Over 122 Indigenous community members attended, with the younger kids learning new swimming techniques as part of the Go for Two and Five Swim for Fruit program, while older children learnt CPR and river/flood way survival, under the instruction of Jen Aberle from the Little Starfish Swim School. Families enjoyed a feed of healthy fruit, salads and a barbecue, and an afternoon of pool fun.

The participants then splashed out with free pool time on the inflatables and the Go for Two and Five merchandise, including hats, frisbees and drink bottles, were handed out.

Organisers Jen Aberle, Trish Chapman and Olivia Smith said support from volunteers, businesses, organisations and Tom Price Emergency Services Cadets made for a fun-filled and successful day.

“To see the excitement on the children’s and families’ faces was the highlight of the day, and the feedback has been overwhelming,” Ms Chapman said. “We are so humbled by the efforts of all involved who worked tirelessly to make this a day to remember, and we are especially thankful to Marian Hearne and Vaughan Jackson from the Tom Price Youth Support Association who stepped in at the last minute to transport the families from Wakuthuni. This was just another example of how fantastic the people of Tom Price are.”

Everyone involved is looking forward to the next Swim for Fruit Family Fun Day!