Shire of East Pilbara logoNewman, in the Shire of East Pilbara, is the largest inland town in the Pilbara. The town, originally named Mount Newman, was named after explorer Aubrey Woodward Newman.

Located in a resources hotspot of Western Australia, the nearby Mt Whaleback is home to the world's largest single open-cut iron ore mine.

Newman has a population of around 4,500 people and is home to the Martu people who live across a large area of the Pilbara and Kimberley regions.

Newman Aquatic Centre Calendar of Events

Jul-Sep 2021



  • Bronze Medallion course
  • September 4th - Swim School Open Day from 11am
  • September 13th-School Holidays - Blitz block swimming lessons
  • Talent Pool - Aquatic Trainer course (Newman SHS Teachers)

Oct-Dec 2021


  • Water Safety Talks at local schools
  • Swim for Fruit Term 4 commences
  • Term 4 Infant Aquatics and Swim and Survive lessons commence
  • October 15th - Junior Lifeguard Club program commences
  • Bronze Medallion (Newman SHS)


  • Provide First Aid course (Nullagine)
  • Bronze Medallion (Newman SHS)
  • Pool Lifeguard course (for Bronze Medallion graduates)
  • November 20th - Talent Pool Splash


  • Bronze Medallion (Newman SHS)
  • Swimming lessons continue
  • Community Christmas BBQ Pool Party with lifesaving activities

Jan-Mar 2022


  • Holidays Movie Night
  • January 22nd - Talent Pool Splash Day


  • Bronze Medallion course
  • Swim for Fruit Term 1 commences
  • Term 1 Infant Aquatics and Swim and Survive lessons commence
  • Junior Triathlon
  • Bronze Medallion (Newman SHS)


  • School Swimming & Lifesaving Carnival
  • Bronze Medallion (Newman SHS)
  • Talent Pool - Pool Lifeguard course
  • Talent Pool - Provide First Aid course
  • March 26th - Talent Pool Splash Day

Apr-Jun 2022


  • End of Season Pool Party with lifesaving events


Swim and survive logoNewman Swim School

Newman Aquatic Centre is a Royal Life Saving WA Endorsed Swim School, offering the best in aquatic education. Programs offered include Swim and Survive, Infant Aquatics and Bronze Rescue.

Learn more at the link below.

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Newman SHS staff attending aquatic trainer course


BHP principle community partner logo

Principal Community Partner BHP has been supporting Royal Life Saving WA programs in several regional and remote communities across WA since 2003.

These programs aim to ensure that all Western Australians have the awareness, skills and knowledge required to participate in a range of aquatic activities.

Learn more about this successful partnership at the link below.

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