Mandurah kids get back into swimming

17 June 2020

A swim instructor helping two children to float on their back with green kickboardsIt’s fantastic to see many West Australian families getting their children back into regular swimming lessons, as the State Government’s stage three easing of COVID-19 restrictions makes them possible again.

Many aquatic centres and swim schools have started up their regular swimming lesson programs over the past two weeks, and have reported a great response from their regular customers who have flooded in with phone calls and online bookings to get their children back “in the swim”.

One centre that re-opened its swim school this week is the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre, with classes starting up again this Monday and receiving a great response from the local community. Swim School Supervisor Lindsay Leather says it’s been an exciting return to activity!Parents and children in the water with their babies and a swim instructor, with a child walking across a foam mat

“We have over 900 students returning this week for infant lessons, learn to swim and squads running, as well as private lessons. The teachers are really happy and excited to be back in the pool and the kids are super happy to be back in lessons. It is great to see so many people back on pool deck. Our aqua classes are also in full swing and the swimming clubs have returned to training as well.”

Royal Life Saving’s Senior Manager Swimming and Water Safety Education, Trent Hotchkin, is pleased to see the positive response from parents and carers in re-enrolling their children in swim school programs. “It’s great to see so many children returning to swimming lessons to rebuild the important swimming and water safety skills they’ve missed out on over the past three months. With the July school holidays on the way we expect many families will take the opportunity to holiday around our state, enjoying holidays parks and camping grounds now that travel restrictions have been eased. These holidays often involve recreational activities in and around water, so having children up to date with their skills is vital.”

You can find out where your nearest Royal Life Saving Endorsed Swim School is at the link below and re-start your child’s Swim and Survive journey today!

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