Fitzroy Crossing bids farewell to longtime pool managers



After more than a decade of dedicated service to the Royal Life Saving WA Native Pools Program, Trevor and Adele Caporn ended their service at Fitzroy Crossing at the end of last season, in order to move to Mandurah where they can spend. more with their families.

The Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pool program has been providing life-saving swimming and water safety skills to remote communities in our northern state for over 20 years. The pools can only function because of the dedication of the staff who visit these communities for nine months a year to ensure they are well maintained and to provide regular programming to local families.

Trevor and Adele Caporn have long been a part of this vital program, running several of these pools and helping others for over 10 years.

Moving to Fitzroy Crossing to manage this town’s secluded swimming pool in 2010, after a few years they moved to Bidyadanga and Burringurrah for a while, before returning to Fitzroy Crossing in 2016. During this time, Trevor was also involved in Balgo and Halls Creek. pools, providing support for pool management and mentoring in these communities. Adele has also traveled extensively, giving swimming and lifesaving lessons in towns in the northwest.

Over the years, the couple have become valued members of the Fitzroy Crossing community, building strong relationships by facilitating the delivery of a large number of swimming lessons, lessons and activities for communities across the region. Fitzroy Valley. Adele has often been seen giving swimming lessons at local water points to ensure that children have the practical skills necessary to participate safely in water activities outside of the managed safety of the environment. swimming pool.

The couple have also actively provided training, volunteering and employment opportunities to many members of the local community.

Noting that the pair will be missed, Royal Life Saving WA’s General Manager of Community Relations Greg Tate said, “Trevor and Adele have provided incredible service to our extensive Indigenous Remote Pools program across our state for over 10 years.

“We would like to thank them for all they have accomplished and wish them the best of luck in their future.”

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