Swim for Fruit

young indigenous girl with blow up ball

The Go for 2 and 5 Regional and Remote Aboriginal Communities Swimming Program (or Swim for Fruit) provides support for an after school and weekend lap swimming program and the expansion of the school based Swim & Survive programs in regional and remote Aboriginal communities.

Aboriginal Australians have higher disease and death rates, and also are 3.6 times more likely to drown than non-Aboriginal Australians, and Swim for Fruit aims to address this by providing swimming and water safety education and encouraging healthy eating. Children who complete a set number of laps in a session are rewarded with an afternoon tea of fresh fruits and healthy treats.

The program has enabled Royal Life Saving Society to expand pool based programs that encourage physical activity and promote healthy lifestyle habits to the communities. The expansion of the school Swim & Survive program aims to create direct links to increase participation in aquatic based sports such as water polo, competitive swimming, aqua aerobics and pool lifesaving.

The State Government through the Department of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Healthway are major supporters of the Swim for Fruit program in Western Australia. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.

The Swim for Fruit program runs in the below locations:

  • Kimberley Region (Kunnunura, Wyndham, Bidyadanga, Warmun, Broome, Fitzroy Crossing, Balgo, Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek)
  • Pilbara Region (Wickham, Roebourne, Tom Price, Newman, South Hedland, Marble Bar, Jigalong and Yandeyarra)
  • Midwest Region (Geraldton and Mullewa)
  • Goldfields Region (Laverton, Leonora and Coolgardie)
  • Gascoyne ( Burringurrah)

If you would like more information about the Go for 2 and 5 (Swim for Fruit) program, please contact Emily Casarsa on (08) 9383 8200, or complete the form below.

Swim for Fruit Newman Jan 2020

Swim for Fruit program thrives in remote communities

Children from Western Australia’s remote communities have been getting their fill of fresh fruit and activity. 

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Swim for fruit competition participants swimming laps

Swim for Fruit friendly competition

Recently the remote communities of Coolgardie and Laverton met up for a friendly Swim for Fruit competition.

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