Perth pool opening late for female swimmers

BACK L-R: Khadro Yousuf (Somali Youth Development Assoc), Josephine Zimama (Multicultural Youth Development Officer, City of Stirling), Nasteexo Abdirahman (Somali Youth Development Assoc), Elizabeth Richards (Welcome Hub Capacity Building Officer, City of Stirling), Faisa Aden (Somali Youth Development Assoc), Rugiyo Hassan (Somali Youth Development Assoc) and Eva Mwakichako (Multicultural Project Officer, City of Stirling).  FRONT: L-R:  Members of the Multicultural Women’s Swimming Program Joumana Hamad, Nosa Ali with Atto (2) and Hora Al Khafaji.  Photo: David Baylis
BACK L-R: Khadro Yousuf (Somali Youth Development Assoc), Josephine Zimama (Multicultural Youth Development Officer, City of Stirling), Nasteexo Abdirahman (Somali Youth Development Assoc), Elizabeth Richards (Welcome Hub Capacity Building Officer, City of Stirling), Faisa Aden (Somali Youth Development Assoc), Rugiyo Hassan (Somali Youth Development Assoc) and Eva Mwakichako (Multicultural Project Officer, City of Stirling). FRONT: L-R: Members of the Multicultural Women’s Swimming Program Joumana Hamad, Nosa Ali with Atto (2) and Hora Al Khafaji. Photo: David Baylis

WOMEN can enjoy swimming in a “social and supportive environment” when the City of Stirling hosts its first female-only swimming session in Balga this weekend.

The suggestion was made by members of the Stirling Multicultural Advisory Network and will give female swimmers access to Leisurepark Balga after hours on SaturdayNov 2 from 7pm to 9pm.

City recreation and leisure services manager Cheyne Cameron said community feedback showed strong interest in the initiative, with the event open to women of all ages and abilities to swim in a private, social and supportive environment.

“It provides an opportunity for women from all communities to come together in a friendly and social environment,” he said.

“This is a one-off trial activity at this stage.

“Depending on the level of support and attendance, the scheduling of any future sessions will then be considered.”

The facility also offers female-only beginner and advanced swimming lessons and water safety classes during normal opening hours.

For details on Saturday’s event, call 9205 7340 or email leisurepark@stirling.wa.gov.au

Tickets can be purchased online.