Last week, Swimming WA Foundation launched an appeal to fund a multi-class classification day. This is the Foundation’s first major fundraising appeal, and has been created to assist swimmers across the whole of Western Australia.
Money earned through the appeal will enable swimmers with disabilities to get classified and enable them to participate in competitive swimming. The organization has said that any funds raised beyond their needs for this event will be earmarked to go to swimming clubs in the state that support disability swimmers so they can improve their swimmer services.
Going back to the early history of disability sport in Western Australia, the Western Australian Swimming Association has been the top level organization supporting para-swimming in the state. They recently created Swimming WA Foundation to support the development of swimming in the state. Their recently acquired non-profit status allows them to more easily fund raise.