Wyndham youth enjoy Swim for Fruit program

27 April 2021
The local kids of Wyndham have been enjoying their recent Go For 2&5 Swim for Fruit program at the Wyndham Swimming Pool.

Wyndham Youth Aboriginal Corporation (WYAC) have been assisting with the program by providing supervised sessions for the kids at the pool on Friday afternoons. WYAC is a not-for-profit organisation that runs after school and holiday programs for local children in Wyndham.

Swim for Fruit encourages children in regional and remote areas to participate in aquatic physical activity with a healthy afternoon tea at the end of each session. The program promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles, and the kids love it!

Kids enjoying the Wyndham Swimming PoolThe first week of the program saw a total of 21 kids participating in the fun. 10 boys and 11 girls took to the pool to swim laps and enjoy other aquatic activities before they all got to tuck in to a delicious and healthy afternoon tea of fresh fruit.

The Swim for Fruit program has been running in regional and remote WA communities and towns for over 20 years. Funded by Healthway, the program aims to address the health issues and drowning statistics among Aboriginal Australians, which are much higher than in the rest of the population. 

Learn more about the Swim for Fruit program and its benefits to regional communities at the link below.
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