Young swimmers prepare for the Warmun wet season

20 November 2020

Term 4 Interm 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 Department of Education Interm Swimming program helps children to 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.”

This program for the Ngalangangpum School children at the Warmun pool is made possible through a service agreement between Royaly Life Saving WA and the Department of Education. Royal Life Saving WA thanks Ngalangangpum School for their committment to ensuring their students learn these vital skills.

You can read more about our programs in the Kimberley through the link below.

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