Indigenous Participation

indigenous children in pool

Research has found that the drowning rate amongst Australian Aboriginals is three times higher than other Australian children aged 0–14 years and is ranked the second most common cause of injury death. A review of drowning data indicates limited water safety awareness combined with alarmingly low participation levels in swimming and water safety programs as key factors.

How to Get Involved:

The Royal Life Saving Society has many years' experience working in remote Indigenous Communities; specific programs are run by RLSSWA with various community and settlement agencies throughout WA. These programs aim to encourage participation in swimming and water safety activities amongst Indigenous Communities.

Programs include:

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