We are proud to be behind an initiative to fund swimming lessons for children in families experiencing financial hardship.
Each sponsored child will receive an entire year of swimming lessons to ensure their basic skills are developed.
This will cover 40 weeks of swimming development and six weeks of water skills. It will also include free aquatic access for the child – and a supervising parent – to Baywave, Greerton, Otumoetai and Memorial pools for the year, so they can practise.
Eligible children from the pre-school age group (three and four years of age) will be selected by the Salvation Army. This age group has been specifically chosen as these years represent a key period for children in their learn to swim development.
This initiative is supported by the Salvation Army and endorsed by Swimming New Zealand.