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Town of Port Hedland – Recreation Services
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Contact Us

Wanangkura Stadium
Hamilton Rd
South Hedland, WA 6721

Phone: (08) 9140 0400
Email: wanangkura.stadium@ymca.org.au

South Hedland Aquatic Centre
1 Leake Street
South Hedland, WA 6722

Phone: (08) 9172 4666
Email: shac@ymca.org.au

Gratwick Aquatic Centre
McGregor St
Port Hedland, WA 6721

Phone: (08) 9173 3303
Email: gratwick@ymca.org.au

YMCA launched the Swim for Life program in 2008. The program combines the philosophy of Aspire, Act, Achieve and Inspire as a means to not only train and employ indigenous participants at the YMCA Port Hedland Pools, but to further encourage the participation levels each year with a view to expand to other towns with indigenous Australians within the community.

In 2009, YMCA was acknowledged with the following awards through its work with the Swim for Life Program:

  • WA Parks and Leisure Australia – Inclusive and Connected Communities 1st place
  • 2009 National Parks and Leisure Australia – Inclusive and Connected Communities – Certificate of commendation
  • 2009 Australian Rural & Outback Awards – Semi Finalist: Business, Training and Employment Category

We would like to thank our project partners including:

  • The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  • BHP Billiton
  • YMCA Perth
  • Town of Port Hedland

For more information please contact Kate as below or click here

Kate Tsorvas
Swim for Life Coordinator

Email: kate.tsorvas@ymca.org.au
Ph: 0458 988 079