Warmun community splashes into pool season

3 October 2021
Three Warmun children smiling at the local poolThe Warmun swimming pool was opened for the season over the September long weekend, with locals enjoying a three-day celebration!

Warmun is a small remote Aboriginal community in WA’s Kimberley region. The community swimming pool, which is managed by Royal Life Saving WA as part of the Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pools Project (RASPP), is a much-loved hub within the town.

young Aboriginal girl smiling through a giant pool inflatable“We had an awesome start this season!” said pool manager Stephen Waterman. “We held a three-day pool opening party over the long weekend with over 50 people attending each day. The kids were super excited, and everyone was happy that the pool is finally open for the new season.”

“The days were packed with heaps of activities including the pool inflatable, a huge inflatable rhino, other inflatables, a sausage sizzle, chicken sandwiches and loads of fruit. To beat the heat, families came with their little ones for a swim and a picnic lunch. Everyone was having a great fun day at the pool.”

young Warmun girl on pool inflatableStephen is returning for his second season managing the facility with his wife Aisyah and was excited to kick off the new season. “We missed everyone, and it was great to see everybody back at the pool again.”

Last season saw over 5,700 visits from local community members who enjoyed a variety of aquatic programs and community activities held at the pool.

We look forward to seeing what the community will get up to this year with the swimming and water safety programs and other fun activities Steve has planned!