Join Us to Swim Far or Short in YMCA’s Port2Port!

Health and Wellness

Are you looking at improving your fitness in a fun way? Are you ready for the biggest swimming challenge to hit Hedland? YMCA South Hedland Aquatic Centre (SHAC) has now launched Port2Port, a community swimming challenge open to all aged three and over.

This four-month challenge will encourage the community to come together and achieve swimming the distance from Port Hedland to Fremantle Port.

Open to all ages and abilities, the challenge accepts any involvement in aquatic activities from children’s classes to aquarobics. The challenge will aim to cover a distance of 1,770km which equates to 35,400 laps of the 50m lap pool at SHAC.

The Pilbara Ports Authority has also come on board as a major sponsor of the challenge, donating event t-shirts to reward participants.

SHAC Aquatics Coordinator, Kim Johnson will be taking charge of the challenge and is encouraging the community to participate and help reach this milestone in a fun and active way.

“Port2Port is a great opportunity for the Hedland community to enjoy what the South Hedland Aquatic Centre has to offer. We encourage everyone to come on down to the centre and help us achieve this milestone distance from Port Hedland to Fremantle Port.”

“Even the preschoolers participating in swimming lessons can have their classes converted to laps”, said Mr. Johnson.

To track the progress a lap chart will be placed beside the pool for participants to log the number of laps completed on the chart after each swim. These laps will be counted as a collective until the destination is met.

A map of Western Australia will be posted at SHAC to track down the coast how all participants are tracking with milestone towns along the way.

We encourage all the community to partake in this fun community goal!

Follow the Port Hedland Leisure Facebook page for more information and further updates.