Free swimming lessons are on offer for children under the age of five through a national initiative on offer at Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre.
Children can participate in one free swim lesson from September 23 to October 2.
Cessnock Mayor Bob Pynsent is encouraging parents to take advantage of the offer. “As we approach warmer weather, families tend to enjoy their time together cooling off,” he said. “It is vital our children, especially those under the age of five, have the chance to learn to swim. It may save their life.”
Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death in children under five. This special event aims to see more children learning the vital skills of swimming to ultimately help reduce our drowning statistics.