Warmun kids enjoy Swim for Fruit Carnival fun

2 December 2021

A young Aboriginal boy on a pineapple floatie in the poolThe kids at our Warmun Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pool have been having a blast this season, enjoying swimming fun, healthy eating and a dose of water safety education on top! As part of all the fun, last Friday they held a Swim For Fruit Carnival!A tray of colourful fruit kebabs

Warmun Remote Pool Manager Steven Waterman says with over 30 children attending it was an awesome day! “My wife Aisyah cut up and made an amazing fruit platter and fruit skewers all displayed on banana leaves with a huge variety of fruit including candy rockmelon, watermelon, mangoes, apples, bananas, oranges, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, pineapple, mandarins, kiwi fruit, grapes and apple juice, everyone loved the fruit!”

Two Aboriginal children standing at a table with fruit, eating fruit

Aside from all the eating there was lots of activity, with swimming races and relays - the team leaders were given the job of picking their teams – and the relay was held a bit differently with first place not given to the team who came first, but instead to the team who had the best swimming stokes, teamwork and cheering!

Pool Manager Steven Waterman with a group of Aboriginal boys wearing place medals

After the race the three teams were presented with Gold, Silver and Bronze Swim for Fruit medals, while a whole range of other prizes were up for grabs including drink bottles, towels and goggles which were given out for good swimming.

Steven says the day was a massive success thanks to teamwork and great support! “A big thanks to Aisyah for cutting and setting up the fruit, and we would like to thank all of our partners supporters, including Healthway and the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries who make events like this possible!”