We prides ourselves on supporting local organisations and activities that have a positive impact on our community
One of our community initiatives is the ‘Learn to Swim’ program aimed at teaching young students valuable water skills and knowledge. Learn more about the program and our local sponsorships below.
Learn to swim
We believe in giving children the best start in life and prioritising their safety. As part of our proactive approach to safety, we provide primary school aged children with the opportunity to participate in water safety, learn to swim or stroke development programs.
Given the many man-made and natural water hazards in the region, it is important that all children in the area have the opportunity to learn how to swim.
Many of the young students enrolled in our local schools are the children of our shareholders. These children are the future leaders of our community as well as our future customers, employees and business partners.
For $10 per child, students receive more than five hours of classes throughout the year, and we support schools in the region by providing their students with essential skills in water safety.
2017/18 Learn to Swim Program
Hundreds of loving parents and caregivers can rest a little easier next summer after more than a thousand primary school children ‘graduated’ from Murray Irrigation’s Learn to Swim program.
- 1,353 primary school children completed the program
- 18 primary schools and four swim clubs were involved
- More than $13,000 in funding awarded to local schools
As Australia’s largest private environmental and irrigation water delivery company, we see it as a duty of care to ensure children are safe around water. We live in an area where rivers, dams and irrigation channels are part of our everyday environment, so naturally, local children are exposed to water from a young age.