IF you are a beach goer, professional swimmer or just love the water then Swimming Australia’s Australia Swims campaign is an event that you won’t want to miss.
The City of Mandurah has collaborated with Swimming Australia to host an Australia Swims event at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre on Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21.
Over the two days, the community can participate in a Junior Dolphins Clinic, swim races and will also have the chance to meet former Australian Dolphins Swim Team member Kylie Palmer, who won medals at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and World Championships throughout her career.
Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said council was excited to welcome the competitors, spectators and event organisers to the event and show the city to everyone.
“Our people recognise the importance of healthy, active lifestyles and what better place to engage in this than Mandurah with its stunning environment and recreation facilities,” he said.
“Bringing events like this to our special part of the world is part of the City’s ongoing goal to attract major sporting and cultural events to Mandurah.”
Swimming Australia president John Bertrand AO said they would inspire Australians to reconnect with their love of swimming.
“Swimming is a life skill and favourite pastime that can be enjoyed by all ages, all abilities and all cultural backgrounds,” he said.
“It’s part of the Australian way of life – it’s in our DNA and it’s what we do.
“The swimming industry is uniting to engage the Australian public in this swimming movement and we’re really excited by it.”
To register to attend the Mandurah event and pledge your swim go to australiaswims.com.au.