The second trial of the City of Swan’s Women’s Aquatic Program has come to an end at Swan Active Beechboro, with participants gaining swimming techniques, safety skills and new friends.

Not only did the trial given the women a chance to learn how to swim in a safe and comfortable environment, but they have also been able to share their experience with their children. It was a pleasure for the Swan Active team to see how much the eight-week trial benefited the community.

Here is some of the heartfelt feedback from participants:

  • “It’s been my dream to learn how to swim. I have a pool at home and haven’t been able to use it, but since starting this program, I’ve now been able to have the confidence to swim on my own for the first time.”
  • “I’ve overcome a massive fear of water and now will be able to enjoy the water with my kids and not just sit on the sidelines.”
  • “My kids are so happy to see me finally being able to join them in the water and go to the pool together.”
  • “I highly recommend the program because it provides people like me to have the confidence to be around water and know what to do in the event that someone needs help.”

A report will be prepared for Council to consider any future delivery of the Women’s Aquatic Program. Royal Lifesaving WA, which proudly supported the Swan Active program, will be running women’s only swimming lessons at Swan Active Beechboro during regular operating hours from Term 2.