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South Sudanese siblings are lifeguards at Victorian acquatic centre

Andrew and Nyajema Jang at work poolside.

A brother and sister have become the first African-born lifeguards to patrol a major pool complex in outer Melbourne. Andrew and Nyajema Jang only learned to swim last year. But as Manny Tsigas reports, they have taken it one step further to encourage more people from their community to get involved. 

At the Peninsula Aquatics and Recreation Centre in Melbourne's south-east, Nyajema (nah-JEE-mah) Jang says she and younger brother Andrew stand out to people in more than one way.

 

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