Swim for Fruit

5 Aboriginal children wearing swim for fruit rashies 

The Go for 2&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. 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 or other aquatic challenges in a session are rewarded with an afternoon tea of fresh fruit and healthy treats.

The program has enabled Royal Life Saving WA to expand pool-based programs that encourage physical activity and promote healthy lifestyle habits to the communities. Sport and recreation build stronger, healthier, happier and safer 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.

Healthway are the major supporters of the Swim for Fruit program in Western Australia. 

The Swim for Fruit program runs in the below locations:

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

If you would like more information about the Go for 2&5 Swim for Fruit program, please contact Rochelle Graham 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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