Womens only swim program for City of Swan multicultural women

9 September 2021
This Women’s Health Week, we’re proud to celebrate our partnership with Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Services to deliver a women’s only Swim and Survive program for a group of CaLD women from the City of Swan during Term 3.

Ishar provides culturally sensitive services for women and their families and has a longstanding relationship with the Royal Life Saving WA Swim and Survive team in providing swimming and water safety programs for multicultural women and children.

The Term 3 program took place at The Swim School WA’s newly-opened Wanneroo facility. The Swim School WA has been running multicultural lessons at its other locations for many years and is a strong supporter of the program. As a private facility, the women are given an opportunity to learn in a private, women’s only environment.

bus supplied by Ishar to transport City of Swan women to Wanneroo12 multicultural women from the City of Swan took part in the program, attending swimming lessons every Friday for eight weeks. The women were transported to the swim school each week on a bus provided by Ishar.

A multilingual instructor, who has been a great asset to the program, was able to translate and teach participants in languages other than English.

The recent program was delivered as part of Royal Life Saving WA’s Access and Equity program, which aims to ensure culturally appropriate swimming and water safety classes are available for those in high-risk communities.

Funding for the program was provided by the Australian Government Department of Health.