Olivia Ireland JANUARY 4 2022 Canberratimes.com.au
Swimming is part of an Australian summer but, for refugees and migrants, it can be a dangerous activity.
Enter four ANU students and young professionals determined to make it safer.
Annie Gao, Clare McBride-Kelly, Andrew Nolan and Liam McBride-Kelly are united by a mutual friend from the refugee community, who tragically drowned last year at a freshwater site in Canberra.
In honour of their friend, the group has created the Refugee and Migrant Swimming Project, a not-for-profit initiative to teach water safety and swimming skills to Canberra’s growing refugee and migrant population