Warmun celebrates end of season with a party

6 May 2021

Aboriginal children lining up to use the inflatable at WarmunAs the weather cools down across WA it’s time for our Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pools to pull on the covers and get ready for winter. Before the shutdown Stephen Waterman, the manager at our Warmun Pool, made sure the local families had a chance to enjoy one final party for the season!

The Warmun end of season pool party saw more than 70 kids, parents and teachers attend to enjoy some fun and a big feed! Stephen says kids and adults from the Ngalangangpum School, Warmun and Purnululu Aboriginal Independent Community School and Frog Hollow all got involved in this amazing community event.Aboriginal children on the inflatable in the pool at Warmun

People gathering by a table with food“The pool inflatable was put out and an amazing lunch was served after which included a Sausage Sizzle, Fried Rice, Beef and Veggies along with an awesome fruit platter. A big thanks to my wife Aisyah for cooking and organising the lunch. Waylon our new employee at the pool did a great job supervising the kids on the inflatable, the Teachers also came together and assisted with supervision around the pool. Thank you to the Chairperson Madeline for helping us serve the food and a big thanks to all the locals for helping and making this event a successful one.”Aboriginal kids eating food at a table by the Warmun pool

Warmun Pool Manager Steve Waterman with two local menThe kids and families in Warmun have had an amazing season with more than 5700 visits from local community members between late September to early May. Local children enjoyed taking part in a range of swimming and water safety programs including Swim and Survive, Swim For Fruit and Respect the River programs, while the adults in the community also enjoying swimming lasp in the pool and enjoying the many community activities hosted there throughout the season.

Stephen says holding a party was a great way to celebrate an incredibly enjoyable season! “The kids had a fantastic time and it was great to see everybody coming together and helping with the event, it was like a big family day get together loaded with fun, laughter and an amazing lunch. A big thanks to Healthway for their continuous support with Swim for Fruit and the Go for 2 & 5 programs. We are looking forward to coming back for our next season!”Five women wearing colouful Aboriginal print shirts

Royal Life Saving WA has been so pleased to welcome Stephen and Aisyah to our remote pool team this season and we congratulate them on the way they have engaged with the local community and ensured they were able to engage into a range of important swimming and water safety programs. We look forward to seeing all the fun of the Warmun Pool return later this year!