Empowering a pool of strong swimmers
For most Australians, learning to swim is just a part of growing up. And in a country surrounded by water, swimming is an all important life skill. Yet for many people, particularly those born outside Australia, they never learn how to swim.
The Swim Project is Jacqueline Wong’s way of sharing her passion and joy for all things aquatic and teaching people, young and old, to swim. She launched The Swim Project after meeting a woman in her paddle boarding class who didn’t know how to swim. The woman’s fear and discomfort was in stark contrast with Jacqueline’s love of water.
The Swim Project’s mission is to educate and support young adults from multicultural backgrounds to learn to swim and increase their awareness around water safety. Welcoming any swimmers from beginner to experienced, The Swim Project teaches each of it’s participants to swim at least 50 metres and tread water for 2 minutes- an achievable stepping stone to grander swimming adventures.
Helping the swimming community further, The Swim Project currently donates 10% of profits to The Royal Life Saving Society Australia’s Global Drowning Fund. This supports them in providing water safety education to high risk communities in Asia, where the drowning rate is more than 200,000 a year.