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Drownings in Victoria are up an alarming 300 per cent during the pandemic. There are urgent calls to reopen pools, over fears children are missing out on swimming lessons before summer. For more, @mikeamor7  spoke with Regional Swim Clinics CEO, Katrina van Eyk. #7NEWS

Katrina Van Eyk speaks to Neil Mitchell on 3aw Mornings about opening swimming pools during the Covid-19 pandemic. Katrina puts forward details on why it is safe to be swimming.

2020 Rural Women’s Award: Kerryn Wildenburg and Katrina van Eyk nominated
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Ms van Eyk wants to expand on an affordable eight-week learn to swim program in regional communities. The program runs over summer and helps under-utilised community pools while boosting physical and mental health.

Victoria’s 2020 Rural Women’s Finalists Announced
Mirage News

Four Victorian women have been nominated for the 2020 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award to be announced in March in recognition of their innovative ideas to support Australia’s rural and regional communities.

The award encourages Australian women to develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities, including Victoria’s $14.9 billion agriculture sector.

Victoria’s 2020 Rural Women’s Finalists Announced
Premier of Victoria

This years finalists include Katrina van Eyk from Pyramid Hill, who wants to expand on an affordable eight-week summer Learn-to-Swim program in regional communities that makes the most of under-utilised community pools and boosts physical and mental health.

AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award: Victorian finalists revealed
The Weekly Times

THE Victorian finalists for this year’s AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award have been revealed.

Four women are vying for the title which will see them receive a $10,000 bursary towards the project they have devised to help their regional communities.

Inspiring Victorian finalists in 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award
The Victorian Connection

Improving physical and mental wellbeing is also the goal of swimming teacher Katrina van Eyk, from Pyramid Hill, who hopes to expand an affordable learn-to-swim program in regional communities, using community swimming pools.

In 2015, Katrina launched an eight-week summer swim school for 15 students through her business, Regional Swim Clinics. The program has now grown to 55 students across two venues, with classes for infants, beginners, intermediate, mini squad, advanced and adults. She also runs school swimming programs for five regional schools, ranging from foundation to year 12 students.