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Swimming lesson enrolments now open

Summer is here and North Coast parents should book now to secure their child’s place in local swimming lessons. Enrolments are currently open for the Swim and Survive program, run by Sport and Recreation, but places are limited and filling fast. Sport and Recreation Project Officer Paul Kelly said Swim and Survive is based on the Royal Life Saving Society’s national industry standard program and is taught by qualified instructors. “Swimming is a life-saving skill as well as a fun form of exercise,” Mr Kelly said. “Sport and Recreation’s Swim and Survive program offers lessons for infants, pre-schoolers and primary school-age children with most classes held over nine consecutive weekdays. “Kids and parents will notice the results that come from the extra practice of a daily program. “Enrolments are currently open, but places are strictly limited so parents are reminded to book early.” Upcoming Swim and Survive classes will be held from Monday 11th January to Thursday 21st January in the Clarence Valley at Maclean and Yamba Sport and Recreation’s Swim and Survive cost $49 for infant and preschool classes or $69 for school age classes (sibling discounts available), plus pool entry fees. For more information and to enrol, phone 13 13 02 or visit the website at