The SwimStart program is a new $4.768 million initiative designed to increase access to swimming lessons for children between the ages of zero and 4.
Under SwimStart, eligible parents, carers, or guardians can apply for a voucher worth up to $150 for their child. This voucher can be used towards in-person weekly or intensive learn-to-swim programs that meet the minimum session requirements and are offered by registered SwimStart activity providers. Children that do not meet the eligibility criteria but would benefit from the program, may be referred by a registered SwimStart referral agent.
It's important to note that each child is eligible for only 1 voucher per calendar year.
It is anticipated that the program will open for applications in late 2023.
While we finalise the program details, interested families, swimming providers, and referral agents are asked to register their interest so we can keep them updated.