Free swim­ming lessons for chil­dren

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

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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