Swim­ming lessons at Mans­field pool

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FROM Jan­uary 2020, swim­ming lessons will be avail­able at the Mans­field swim­ming pool.

Classes on of­fer will in­clude pre-school pro­grams, af­ter-school pro­grams, adult pro­grams and the pop­u­lar LAPRZ pro­gram, which is de­signed for chil­dren tran­si­tion­ing from learn to swim les­son to squad.

“Whether it’s at the lake, our rivers, or the Mans­field swim­ming pool, en­joy­ing the wa­ter is part of Mans­field life,” Mayor Marg At­t­ley said.

“Our com­mu­nity loves swim­ming and it’s so im­por­tant that ev­ery­one, young and old, learn suf­fi­cient wa­ter safety skills to keep them safe.”

The learn to swim pro­gram will be co­or­di­nated by Jas Reid with the sup­port of swim teach­ers re­cently em­ployed by coun­cil.

Pro­grams will run for six weeks com­menc­ing on

Mon­day, Jan­uary 27, and be based on Life Sav­ing Vic­to­ria’s Swim and Sur­vive Frame­work.

De­pend­ing on the age and level of the swim­mer, classes will in­clude all the es­sen­tials of wa­ter safety, wa­ter fa­mil­iari­sa­tion, per­sonal wa­ter safety, sur­vival knowl­edge and steps to­wards stroke de­vel­op­ment.

Ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est can be made di­rectly at the Mans­field swim­ming pool, emailed to learn­[email protected] mans­field.vic.gov.au or by call­ing the pool on 5775 8602.

The Mans­field swim­ming pool is open on Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day from 7am to ac­com­mo­date lap swim­mers.

On other days, it opens at 10am and closes at 6pm ev­ery day, un­less open­ing hours are ex­tended due to ex­treme heat.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Mans­field swim­ming pool visit www.mans­field.vic.gov.au.

PHOTO: San­dra Lee Pho­tog­ra­phy

JUST KEEP SWIM­MING: Chantelle Bar­den en­joys a cool off in the pool.

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