Push for WA ocean pools to keep swimmers safe from sharks

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The Western Australian Government should spend $15 million on three ocean pools to give people a shark-free saltware option, the Opposition says. This after three fatal shark attacks in WA in seven weeks, prompting a proposal of “practical engineering solutions” to safeguard swimmers. Read thewest.com.au. Former world champion open water swimmer Shelley Taylor-Smith says after moving back to Perth three years ago after 17 years in Sydney:

“One of the frustrations in living in Perth is you can’t go for a swim 24-7 if you want to like you can on the east coast where there are all these lovely rock pools that are lit up at night”

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