Culturally and Linguistically Diverse families benefit from free lifesaving lessons in Albury

Aligned Leisure, in partnership with Albury City, recently secured VICSWIM to facilitate a free five-day intensive Learn to Swim program for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) families in Albury.

The program gave CALD families access to lifesaving lessons for their children and gave them the opportunity to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in relation to water safety, confidence, and competence in the water.

The program ran from Monday 16 to Friday 20 January 2023 at the Lavington Swim Centre, with all 30 free places being snapped up by local families.

VICSWIM has provided fun and educational aquatic holiday programs since 1976, focusing on learn to swim and water safety skills, both in pools and open water venues.

The program focused on learn to swim and water safety skills, both in pools and open water venues across the state, with increasing demand across the state.

VICSWIM seeks to ensure that all Victorians have the opportunity to access water safety, survival and swimming programs for children, that maximise safety and attitudes ensuring confidence and the ability to enjoy aquatic environments.

Maurice Eames, Albury Wodonga Leisure Manager, said that it was fantastic to partner with Albury City to provide critical training for families in the community.

“We were thrilled that 30 local CALD families were able to register their place for this program and enjoyed hosting them throughout the week,” he said.

“We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable around water, particularly in the summer time and sessions like this will help facilitate that.”

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