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Updates

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New Partnerships

April 23, 2019

Earlier this year we announced Bambigi received a grant from the NSW Government’s Water Safety Fund. We will be using this funding to get the Tirkandi Inaburra boys into water safety classes and the Wiradjuri Aboriginal Pre-school kids into swimming lessons. We are super excited to be partnering with these Aboriginal organisations. 

Bambigi and the Water Safety Fund

February 01, 2019

We have some exciting news. Bambigi has been awarded a $21,600 grant from the NSW Government's Water Safety Fund Community Grants Program! Piper got the chance to meet Austin Evans MP to announce the grant. We will use this money to expand into other towns and we are hoping to develop some new partnerships with local Aboriginal organisations. So stay tuned to see what we do next. 

We smashed our goal

October 21, 2018

With some help from Swimming NSW we currently have 21 kids enrolled in lessons, some for their second term. When Piper started Bambigi she hoped to get 20 kids into lessons this year. Well we got 36 through at least one term!!! We are so proud of the progress all the kids have made with their swimming and we look forward to doing more in 2019.

Making more deadly swimmers

August 10, 2018

With the support of Swimming NSW we have 11 kids enrolled in swimming lessons in term 3 2018. We will keep working hard to get more Aboriginal kids into swimming lessons so they stay safe in the water. Bambigi- making Aboriginal kids deadly swimmers!

NAIDOC AWARDS

July 12, 2018

All the effort Piper and her mum has put into Bambigi was recognised at the Griffith’s NAIDOC Awards Night. It was fantastic for their work to be recognised amongst so many strong Indigenous woman doing great things for the Griffith community.  A big thanks to the Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service for all your support and the recognition. We also want to thank the Griffith Regional Aquatic & Leisure Centre and all the local businesses who have helped get the kids swimming. 

A Bambigi kid made it to the NSW State Swimming Championship!!!

April 16, 2018

Shamia had never had a formal swimming lesson or entered a swimming competition before she joined Bambigi in 2018. The lessons gave her the confidence to enter her schools swimming competition for the first time. She did so well in freestyle she was picked in her school's junior relay team and they came first at the Zone Swimming Carnival! She kept up with the lessons and a few weeks later they won again at the Regional Swimming competition in Albury. The team went onto the State Swimming championship, giving Shamia the chance to swim at Homebush Olympic Pool. The team place 26th in the State. Piper worked for years to get to the State Champions and Shamia made it after her first try. Well done,  we are so proud. It was great to have more Aboriginal kids swimming at the level! 

Our First Mob of Bambigi Kids

February 10, 2018

Our first 7 Bambigi kids started swimming lessons at the Griffith Aquatic Centre term 1 2018. They look deadly in their gear from Zoggs and AUSTSWIM. We look forward to watching their progress over the next 6 months.

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