Buoyant: A history of swimming in Western Australia

Past Event


The sport of swimming has been a significant part of Western Australian life since the 1880s, when Perth’s first public baths were built. Until Swimming WA commissioned Ken Spillman to write Buoyant, however, its history had been seriously neglected. While celebrating the stories of some famous Western Australians, Spillman’s book has also uncovered many forgotten stars. Ken will speak of his journey writing the book and take listeners on a splash and dash through the decades.

When: 10-11.30 am, Wednesday 29 May.  

Where: Local History Centre 

Presenter: Ken Spillman

Cost: Free, includes light refreshments

Bookings preferred.

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Event Details

Time: 10am to 11.30am

Event Date(s)

  • Wednesday 29th May 2019