Children across Kilsyth are gearing up for another fun summer of learn-to-swim activities, following the recent launch of the 2014 VICSWIM Summer Kidz Program by Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty.

Local MP David Hodgett said that the 2014 program is set to be the most popular yet.

“The VICSWIM Summer Kidz program just keeps getting better with a record 7,500 enrolments last summer, meaning more kids than ever are getting involved in learn-to-swim activities around Victoria” Mr Hodgett said.

“This year the program is expected to involve over 130 instructors providing low cost swimming lessons at an expected 127 venues.

“These numbers are steadily increasing which is a reflection of the reputation of this program, thanks to the efforts of project partner Aquatics and Recreation Victoria in establishing and supporting this great initiative.”

Mr Hodgett said that this year the following venues in Kilsyth will host the VicSwim program:

  • Croydon Leisure Centre
  • Croydon Memorial Pool

“Through the VICSWIM program, kids not only learn important survival skills, but they also have the chance to make new friends and boost their health by getting more active more often, in and around water,” Mr Hodgett said.

“I encourage families to get in quick and sign up their children at their nearest participating pool or open water venue.”
Mr Hodgett said the Coalition Government’s 2010 election commitment of $1.6 million to the program has enabled more children to take up affordable learn-to-swim classes.

“The Coalition Government’s commitment to the VICSWIM program is just one way that we are delivering on our goal to build active and healthy communities,” Mr Hodgett said.

The VICSWIM Summer Kidz learn-to-swim and water safety program is designed for participants between 4 and 12 years of age and will be held from Monday to Friday during the January 2014 school holidays.
For more information about the program, participating venues and how to enrol, please visit http://www.vicswim.com.au/