Young swimmers prepare for the Warmun wet season

20 November 2020

Term 4 Interim swimming lessons have been going strong in Warmun in preparation for the approaching wet season. 

Pool manager giving swim bag to studentLocal Ngalangangpum School teacher Lauren and remote pool manager Stephen Waterman have been facilitating these lessons. The turn out has been strong with 45 kids who have been participating.

All ages are included as current participants range from pre primary to year 10. Two students were commended for their outstanding work and were presented with Swim and Survive packs, which include bags and items to help their swimming progression such as goggles and a towel.Pool manager giving swim pack to student

The Swim and Survive program identifies critical stages in a child’s development and is a aligned with National Swimming and Water Safety Framework, which helps develop a myriad of skills with a focus of staying safe in, on and around water. 

This is particularly vital in the Kimberley as Stephen Waterman says “the wet season is coming and everyone heads to the creek for a swim. We have been teaching the importance of water safety and rescues – mostly reach and throw rescues, floating, sculling and how to enter the water safely. The kids have improved so much over the term it’s great to see them working together when they are performing the rescues.”

Programs at the Warmun pool are made possible through support from the Department of Education and Ngalangangpum School. 

Read more about our programs in the Kimberley through the link below.

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