NSW State Budget Includes $ 100 Swim Lesson Vouchers For Preschoolers | Daily announcer

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All preschoolers aged three to six will receive a $ 100 voucher for swimming lessons. The vouchers were announced on Tuesday as part of the NSW state budget, which provided $ 44 million to keep more children safe around water. This was good news for Olympian Brad Kahlefeldt, who runs the Wagga Swim Hub on Copland Street. He said it was crucial to train young children in water as early as possible, especially after Victoria experienced record-breaking drownings over the summer. “There was that six month period when the children were not able to swim and we saw the number of drownings increase,” Kahlefeldt said. “It’s a life skill that kids develop and I think starting them early is even more important, so it’s exciting to see more people coming here and learning to swim.” Next month, her new daughter Indiana will enroll in Aqua Bubs, a class for kids as young as four months old. The coupons were good news for Grandpa John Mitchell, who takes his daughter Aurora Morison to swimming lessons every Tuesday. “Swimming is very important so I hope people use the right ones,” said Mitchell. “I used to go swimming, but my swimming days are behind me.” The NSW government has said it will reveal more details of the swimming lesson vouchers in the coming days. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content: