Our swim kids in the Transplant Games!
Learn To Swim kids do us proud at the Transplant Games!
The 15th Australian Transplant Games were held in Western Sydney from 24th September to 1st October,. The Games provide transplant recipients, their families and donor families to participate in a number of events with the aim of promoting the benefits of organ and tissue donation.
Two of Nepean Aquatic Centre’s swimmers, Kyla (a liver transplant recipient) and her younger brother Kobi (Kyla’s biggest supporter) participated in the Games’ swimming events. Both performed really well with Kobi winning bronze in his event (25m backstroke for siblings) and Kyla winning silver in each of her events individual events (25m freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke) and bronze in the relays she swam.
Kyla and Kobi have enjoyed showing off the swimming skills that they’ve developed at Nepean Aquatic Centre whilst also being involved in raising awareness for organ and tissue donation. People can register their wish to be an organ donor online by going to www.donatelife.nsw.gov.au. It only takes a few minutes and this decision has the power of making a difference and saving a life, which is what Kyla’s donor family did for her.
Congratulations to Kyla and Kobi!