Free swimming lessons for children
CHILDREN under five can enjoy a week of free swimming lessons at Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre and Aqualife Swim School in Victoria Park next month.
Learn2Swim Week founder John O’Brien said the lessons, from October 2 to 9, gave parents a chance to get their children familiar with water and see first-hand the benefits of teaching them lifesaving water skills.
“Last year, there were 29 drownings in children aged 0-4 years, with three-quarters of these deaths resulting from a fall into the water,” he said. “That is why it is so important to familiarise kids with water at an early age and swimming lessons can provide under-fives with the lifesaving skills they need to know to get themselves out of trouble.”
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