WA aquatics splash into Northam

18 November 2020

Child being helped to throw rope into poolThe Shire of Northam recently hosted the Northam Splash event, showcasing their new aquatic facility through having a go at a variety of aquatic sports. Kids and adults alike had the opportunity to jump into pool lifesaving, swimming, water polo and synchronised swimming with the help of trained and accredited coaches and staff. 

Royal Life Saving WA was proud to be part of the event, as we work to reduce drowning statistics in regional areas of our state. The latest National Drowning Report shows that people in regional and remote areas of WA are almost four times more likely to drown than those in the Perth metropolitan area.child taking goggles off while looking into camera

Royal Life Saving WA Senior Manager Swimming and Water Safety Education, Trent Hotchkin, said “the fact that people in regional and remote areas of our state are at such high risk of drowning is concerning. It highlights the need for improved access to appropriate lifesaving, swimming and water safety programs to ensure they have the knowledge and skills needed to participate safely in the unique aquatic environments that exist in these areas.”
The free event was in collaboration between Royal Life Saving WA, the Shire of Northam, Swimming WA, Synchro WA and Water Polo WA.
Read more about how you can be involved in the sport of pool lifesaving through the link below.
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