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The winning 2019 Live Better team from Orange will be back to defend their title in 2020

IN only three short weeks the annual Currajong Disability Services All Abilities Swimming Carnival will be held at the Parkes Aquatic Centre.

Participants from as far afield as Orange, Temora, Trangie, Dubbo, Cowra, Forbes, Bathurst and Parkes will converge for the flagship event.

The 2019 event had 120 entrants and already interest is showing that this year will be bigger and better.

With an emphasis on fun, camaraderie and building new relationships as well as a chance to exchange ideas, the Currajong Disability Services All Abilities Swimming Carnival has become one the big features on the disability calendar.

“We are rapt with the growing interest in the event and the burgeoning relationships being formed between providers across the region,” said Dane Millerd of Currajong.

“It is such a tremendous day on a number of fronts.

“It’s great for participants and vital for providers,” said Dane.

Organiser Indigo Kriedemann said that the day was a real highlight on the regional disability calendar and many were already looking forward to it.

“It’s a great event that brings together people far and wide within the disability community,” Indigo said.

“The day keeps growing and going from strength to strength.

“This year is already looking like a bumper carnival!”

Over the previous editions of the event, Currajong has often dominated however last year, Live Better from Orange got the chocolates despite sterling efforts in the pool by Ian Kaupkee and Tim McDonald. Yet, as Indigo points out, it’s not about who wins but “having a go” and “everyone coming together to connect and meet new friends and old ones”.

“It really is a special day because we all don’t get together that often,” Indigo said.

“It’s also a real social outing.

“I know many of us get a buzz out of it!”

The Currajong Disability Services Annual All Abilities Swimming Carnival will be held at Parkes Aquatic Centre on March 4.

To register, email

Alternately you can call 02 6883 4713 to confirm your organisation’s place in this blue chip event.