Indigenous Participation

indigenous children in pool

Royal Life Saving WA data shows that Aboriginal children are 14 times more likely to be involved in a fatal drowning incident that non-Aboriginal children in our state. Overall, half of children who fatally drown were Aboriginal. A review of drowning data indicates limited water safety awareness combined with alarmingly low participation levels in swimming lessons 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 swimming lessons and education programs are run by Royal Life Saving with various community and settlement agencies throughout WA. These programs aim to encourage participation in swimming lessons and water safety activities amongst Indigenous Communities.

Programs include:

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