Warmun children learn to Swim and Survive

20 November 2015

School children at Warmun Community in the far north of our state have been enjoying weekly swimming lessons this term, at their town's remote aboriginal swimming pool.

Warmun is a quiet and tiny Aboriginal settlement on the Great Northern Road between Broome and Kununurra, with a population of just over 200 people.

Remote aboriginal swimming pool manager Jamie O'Donohue says "each class has been coming down once a week with their teacher, who has been teaching swim lessons following the Swim and Survive guidelines. All the younger classes are participating, and at terms end would have done about 10 lessons."

The children have also been using the Swim and Survive water safety activity booklets in class.

Once the term is complete Jamie will present certificates to each of the children, congratulating them on their progress.