Below are some of our recent news stories from across the Pilbara region:


A swim instructor in the pool with a student going through a hoop

Summer swimming skills for Hedland kids

For the second year in a row, Royal Life Saving WA has provided swim instructors to assist in the delivery of the Department of Education’s in-term swimming program in Port Hedland.

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multicultural men in a pool after a swimming lesson

CaLD adults gain confidence in the water

A 10-week Swim and Survive program for multicultural adults is providing vital swimming and water safety skills to Hedland's CaLD community.

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Pilbara youth sitting as a group on Mount Bruce

Pilbara youth reach new heights

A group of young people from WA’s Pilbara region recently had the opportunity to climb the mountains and gorges of the majestic Karajini National Park.

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group of young Hedland locals

Hedland awash with new lifeguards

16 young Hedland locals recently spent four months training in Hedland to earn themselves a raft of qualifications to kickstart their careers in the aquatic industry!

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spinal rescue tow demonstration

Pool lifeguard recruits prove themselves

The first weekend of December saw 21 pool-lifeguards-in-training descend on South Hedland Aquatic Centre to undertake their training and assessment!

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UFC Heavyweight champion Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei

Champion inspires Port Hedland youth

Port Hedland youth received a special visit from a martial arts champion Soa 'The Hulk' Palelei!

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port hedland bravery award recipients

Locals recognised for Pretty Pool rescue

Four Hedland residents were recently awarded Royal Life Saving Bravery awards in recognition of the courage and quick thinking they displayed during a dramatic rescue.

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Children and volunteers gathered for the Spirit Swimming and Lifesaving Carnival

Spirit Carnival 2020

More than 180 children from 12 different Pilbara schools gathered together at the 6th Annual Pilbara Spirit Swimming and Lifesaving Carnival.

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A group of trainees lifting someone out of a pool on a spineboard while a trainer looks on

Pilbara communities train up for summer

Royal Life Saving WA trainer Leanne Coverley-Brandis traveled to the Pilbara to deliver training and meet with local community groups to find out how we can better engage with locals.

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A group of swim instructor trainees in the pool with their teacher at Port Hedland

A wave of excellence in Port Hedland

Eight swim teacher candidates completed an AUSTSWIM swim instructor course in Port Hedland and are set to fill the gap as the north-west experiences a shortage of swim teachers.

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Multicultural women in the pool with their swim instructor at Port Hedland

Hedland women face fears and find friends

An intensive two-week school holiday Swim and Survive program for Port Hedland’s multicultural community has been a massive success.

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Jigalong Pool Manager Ray Martin with community volunteers at the pool

New pool managers for Jigalong Pool

The remote Aboriginal swimming pool at Jigalong opened for the season recently, with new manager Ray Martin at the helm with partner Deb Gill.

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