Pilbara Aquatic Festival

The Pilbara Aquatic Festival will be running from Wednesday 13th November to Thursday 14th November 2019.  The festival will see over 180 children from 12 communities throughout the Pilbara visit Port Hedland to participate and showcase their swimming and lifesaving skills.

Please see below a full list of festival events and activities.

Royal Life Saving Society WA Cultural Awareness Training

The training focuses on being culturally aware and addressing key barriers when conducting swimming and water safety lessons to multicultural groups.

When: Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 6.30pm

Where: RLSSWA Pilbara Office, Lotteries House

Pool Lifesaving & Professional Development

RLSSWA will present a fun interactive workshop providing techniques on how to incorporate lifesaving events into school swimming carnivals.  Open to school teachers, aquatic centres and sport club volunteers.

When: Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 4.00pm

Where: South Hedland Aquatic Centre

Pilbara Spirit Swimming & Lifesaving Carnival

The Pilbara Spirit Swimming & Lifesaving Carnival invites school students in Year's 5 and 6 to participate in swimming and pool lifesaving events, with the emphasis on fun whilst developing swimming and water safety skills and knowledge.

This carnival gives Aboriginal children in the Pilbara an opportunity to participate in a carnival that builds on the success of the Swim for Fruit Program and Swim & Survive Program and gives children additional opportunities to practice their lifesaving skills in a fun and engaging environment.

When: Thursday, 14th November 2019, 9.30am - morning tea and lunch will be provided 

Where: South Hedland Aquatic Centre

Travel: We understand that many schools will have to travel great distances to participate in the carnival.  Please contact Emily Casarsa (08) 9383 8200 to discuss accommodation options and reimbursement for travel expenses.

Community BBQ

Royal Life Saving Society WA invites all Port Hedland and visiting community members to come a long for a BBQ to experience all that the South Hedland Aquatic centre has to offer.

When: Thursday, 14th November 2019, 4.00pm

Where: South Hedland Aquatic Centre

For more information and to download the event program please click 'explore more'.

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The Pilbara Spirit Aquatic Festival is proudly supported by Principal Community Partner BHP, Town of Port Hedland and Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.  

For all enquiries or to register your interest in the above events, please contact Emily Casarsa on (08) 9383 8200, or complete the form below.

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group of children in the South Hedland Aquatic Centre pool

 Pilbara Aquatic Festival 2018

Read about last year's event!

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