Marion Outdoor Pool user Group is organising free swimming lesson for Bhutanese and other new arrivals in Adelaide since February 20.

These lessons will be held at the Marion Outdoor swimming centre, Corner Oaklands Rd and Hendrie Sts, ParkHolme (BUS 248, STOP 22) every Sunday afternoon starting at for an hour and half. The participants will have freedom to swim around after the training session.

Over 35 Bhutanese, young and old, are participating the training facilitated by Glenda Spencer and two other volunteers. The training session is free of cost. The participants have to bear entry fee for the swimming pool.

The training will continue for six weeks. Anyone willing to join the training is welcomed to join the training session. Similar training session was organised to Bhutanese community members two years ago as well. The program is linked through Australian Refugee Association.



  1. Its so in=mortent the basa communities in australia, under take swimming lessons , for swimming in australiam pools , dams, rivers, lakes, and at the beach,

    This follows a recent tragic double drowning of 2 family members visiting from India, they had there backs to the sea wich u should never do, as they were poseing for photos on a rock platform, on kangaroo island, both men were washed off by a freak high wave, and drowned in the surf, other family watching from the shore line were unable to help as they were unable to swim.

    Swimming in australia has many hazards, wich i will tell u in my next blog. Steve.

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