Jigalong children enjoy swimming and lifesaving carnival

24 December 2019

Dozens of children in the remote Pilbara community of Jigalong recently enjoyed taking part in a swimming and lifesaving carnival, showing off the skills they’ve learnt at their local pool this year.

Three aboriginal girls with their swimming place ribbonsThe carnival followed on from a two week block of in-term swimming lessons, which the children received as part of a partnership between Royal Life Saving WA and the Education Department which saw swim instructor Deb Gill travel to the remote town to conduct the lessons.

The carnival was an end of year highlight for the Jigalong Remote Community School students, with 25 swimmers taking part and having a wonderful time.

The children competed in a range of swimming races dependent on their age and ability, before also taking part in kickboard races, rescue tube relays, noodle races and a water polo race. The extra activities ensured that all children could have an opportunity to excel, despite their swimming speed!

If you’d like to know how Royal Life Saving can assist you to incorporate lifesaving activities into your next swimming carnival click the link below to find out more.

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