Australia is a highly diverse country, made up of many nationalities, religions and races. New immigrants arrive in our great country all the time, looking for ways to become part of their community. Joining a swim club is a great way to make new friendships, learn a life skill and to learn English through conversation.
Aside from the many physical benefits it provides, the ability to swim (and swim well) offers cultural and social benefits. Competent swimmers can participate in swimming clubs and ocean swimming throughout their lives. Summer trips to the beach become opportunities to cool down and have fun instead of being potentially dangerous.
Members of squad-based and ocean swimming clubs also give back to their communities and find purpose through the act of volunteering.
For more information about our and Swimming Australia's inclusion goals, policies and resources, visit this page.