Swim and Survive at Brimbank Leisure Centres

Brimbank Leisure Centres has places available for up to 1000 new students in its newly-transformed swimming program for Term One 2021.

The new ‘Swim and Survive’ program offers lessons for young and old, with places now available for babies from three months of age through to adults.

Brimbank Mayor, Cr Ranka Rasic said swimming lessons were important for all ages, especially children.

“Many people have missed out on swim lessons due to COVID-19,” Cr Rasic said.

“With great capacity at Brimbank Leisure Centres, the new year is an ideal time to get back into swimming lessons.

“While it’s important to always observe children in water, teaching them how to be safe around the water is a vital skill.

“The revitalised 2021 Swim and Survive program is the first to be mapped on the new National swimming and water safety framework.

“These changes ensure the curriculum and skill progression map provide the best outcomes for Brimbank children and families.”

According to the latest Life Saving Victoria report, at least 35 people have drowned in Victorian waters since 1 July 2020, the highest figure since the records began in 2000.

It is estimated 145,000 children per week missed out on swimming lessons due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Term One lessons kick off at Sunshine Leisure Centre on 1 February 2021, but you don’t need to wait to get back into the water. The Centre is now open, Monday to Friday, from 6am–9pm, and 8am–5pm on weekends.

Best of all, enrolling in swimming lessons now, means you can visit the pool at no charge with your swim school membership, from the date that you enrol.

Lessons are 30 minutes, and cost $14.50 per week or $13.05 per week concession – including unlimited pool entry. Times are available on weekends, as well as after school and during the day for younger children.

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