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2021 Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Reading

Exciting news! The 2021 Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Reading is on again!

Saturday 20th February, Bruce Rock Aquatic Centre, Registration from 12:30pm

We are partnering with Bruce Rock and Narembeen schools and local shires to support early childhood education programs. Our goal is to inspire a love of reading.

It’s our 7th year of fun in the pool!

Poster image of the Rotary Wheatbelt Swim for Reading details with a kid who is cool in the pool!

Be cool and join us in the pool

This year, we have a new way to accept donations so we can offer tax deductible receipt AND matched funding! This means, thanks to Rotary Australia World Community Service, every dollar we donate will become two.
Please contribute and share!
To sponsor a particular school and/or swimmer, please leave a note in the ‘Request to Project Manager’ box.
We would also love to hear from anyone keen to volunteer on the day.
Email us at swim(at)
See you at the pool!

A day in the fresh outdoors

Supporting the Environment

We had a fantastic day today tree planting with treemission and SERCUL, led by Alan Briggs. Everyone enjoyed being in the fresh outdoors on a sunny day and we planted a mix of 1800 shrubs, reeds and trees to build up the buffer zone for the salt marsh.
SERCUL Project Manager Darren gave us a tour of the salt marsh after we finished to explain the unique eco system and the projects to restore areas degraded by an access track that has blocked the natural tidal flows of the salt water. These tidal flows normally keep the salt marsh healthy by discouraging other invasive plants.

Thanks to our volunteers

Thanks to everyone who came along, including our friends from Rotary Club of West Perth. Also thanks to Bill for contributing towards the BBQ lunch, to everyone who chipped in to the Rotary Foundation collection tin, to those who brought snacks, to Rod who went out of is way to give our new volunteer Alejo a lift and to SERCUL for providing the plants and great guidance. Finally, congratulations to Alan for great organisation. We are already looking forward to our next planting!
A group of happy tree planters with the Treemission banner

Job well done