In the Easter School holidays, Royal Life Saving conjunction with Maitland City Council conducted an intensive learn to swim program for children residing in the Maitland Council area from low socio-economic backgrounds who are non or weak swimmers.
For many of these participants they had never had a formal swimming lesson. The intensive program saw both skills and water confidence improve daily. A number of organisations worked closely with Royal Life Saving to identify worthy families including local schools, The Smith Family, The Benevolent Society, Brighter Futures and Early Links. One notable participant of the program was a single father who was extremely grateful that his five children were given the opportunity to participate in such a worthy program.
This program was conducted at Maitland Aquatic Centre and was proudly funded by Maitland City Council and Royal Life Saving NSW.