After a highly successful launch in Narrogin, Port Hedland and Kalgoorlie, YMCA WA’s new Swim for Life program will play host to two open days in Coolgardie and Kambalda to kick start its first intake.
The program enables 15-24 year old Aboriginal young people to obtain their bronze medallion, offers career advice, and provides industry ready training from resume writing to interview skills and everything in between.
Swim for Life is supported by the Department of Employment and is completely free to participants, including swimming equipment provided in full for those undertaking the bronze medallion.
On Monday January 16 from 1pm-5pm interested young people can gain free entry to the Kambalda swimming pool, while learning all about Swim for Life with a sausage sizzle to follow.
Attendees will also be treated to free access of the inflatable anaconda – which is always a huge hit, and there will be a draw for a lucky winner to take home free season pass to the pool.
A follow up day will take place the following day (Tuesday 17th), for any cunning participants who can’t attend on Monday but wisely don’t want to miss out.
For those in Coolgardie, the open day will take place on Wednesday January 18 from 1pm-5pm with all of the same activities and a season pass to the pool up for grabs, all while getting the chance to get familiar with the outstanding program.
Similar to Kambalda, a follow up session will be held the next day (19th) for those who miss the open day.
Swim for Life is based on a previous YMCA WA-run program that won awards in its five-year lifetime, before getting relaunched in April 2016 to become even bigger and better.
For those who choose to register at the open days, their training can begin before the end of January, enabling them to complete their qualification by February.