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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Remote Aboriginal swimming pools program

 

Overview

The Remote Aboriginal swimming pools program (RASPP) is an initiative of the Royal Life Saving Society and aims to run safe, efficient aquatic facilities in remote Indigenous communities in the north of Western Australia. The RASPP provides communities with recreational and educational swimming programs that encourage safe aquatic participation. The program works in consultation with communities and each community has a Royal Life Saving Society pool manager living in the community nine months of the year, maintaining the pools and delivering community programs which include:

The pool managers have cultural awareness training and are responsible for:

The program started in 2000 and currently runs at the remote communities of Burringurrah, Jigalong, Yandeyarra, Bidyadanga, Warmun and Fitzroy Crossing. The program is funded by the Department of Housing with additional funding from BHP Billiton.

Abstract adapted from Royal Life Saving

Contacts

Remote Aboriginal swimming pools program
The Royal Life Saving Society Australia WA Branch
McGillivray Road
Mt Claremont WA 6010
PO Box 28
Floreat Forum WA 6014
Ph: (08) 9383 8200
Fax: (08) 9383 9922
Email: info@rlsswa.com.au

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Last updated: 10 December 2013
 
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