Bega Valley Shire Council has been approved as a NSW Government First Lap provider, which means all Council-managed pools will accept First Lap vouchers for children’s swimming lessons.
The First Lap voucher program provides $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of children aged three to six years who are not enrolled in school, to contribute towards the cost of swimming lessons.
The program has been expanded for the 2021/22 financial year to include children in kindergarten in 2021 and children starting kindergarten in 2022, who missed out on vital water safety education during their pre-school years due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Applications for the vouchers open today (1 December). Register now at: https://comms.sport.nsw.gov.au/swim-voucher-parenteoi
Vouchers are valid for redemption up to 30 June 2022.
The externally operated Bega War Memorial and Cobargo swimming pools are not yet First Lap providers. Please contact these pools directly to check their status at a later date.