Young woman ready to make a difference

11 December 2015
A young aboriginal woman has become an AUSTSWIM Swim Instructor, after completing her training and practical experience over the past couple of months.

18 year old Margi Birch is from Derby, and attended the AUSTSWIM course at Fremantle Leisure Centre in October, she then completed her practical hours at St Mary's during the school's recent interm Swim and Survive classes.

Royal Life Saving Society WA has supported Margi, along with her twin sister Thelma and another aboriginal young woman Jamaine Ward, who expressed an interest in becoming swim instructors, with the ultimate goal to take those skills back to their communities in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of our state.

Margi is now hoping to gain work as a swim instructor in Perth, while she continues her studies at Notre Dame University.

Thelma is currently completing her practical hours at the Broome Aquatic Centre, while Jamaine is completing her practical experience at Karratha Leisureplex.

Royal Life Saving Society WA congratulates the three young women on the dedication they've show to their training, and wishes them all the very best for their future.