Free swim lessons for under fives
AN OAKHURST swim school is supporting an initiative to prevent childhood drownings by offering free swimming lessons for children under five during national Learn to Swim Week.
Little Fishes Swim School is urging parents to visit the Learn to Swim Week website and sign up their under-fives to learn vital water safety skills, free of charge.
“Drowning is still the leading cause of preventable deaths in children under five in Australia,” Poolwerx owner John Cruickshank said. “We hope by having schools like Little Fishes Swim School supporting this cause we can get more kids learning lifesaving skills.”
Learn to Swim Week ambassador and former Olympic swim coach Laurie Lawrence said parents reported that one of the biggest obstacles to regular swimming lessons was the cost.
“The life of our kids is too important to be jeopardised by constraints on the family budget, so we’re performing this vital service free of charge,” Lawrence said.
To sign up for free lessons for kids under five, visit learntoswimweek.com.au, enter your postcode and contact the school for details.
Learn to Swim Week is from September 24-October 2.