Summer sport registrations are officially open and families are being encouraged to take advantage of the State’s enormously successful Active Kids Voucher program, so children can get back into swimming lessons without breaking the family budget.
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said there is an exciting summer ahead and families are being reminded to use these excellent NSW Government cost-saving measures.
“Getting kids out of the house to be active is vitally important for health and wellbeing. Signing your child up for sports allows for them to make new friends, learn important skills and stay healthy,” Mr Henskens said.
School-enrolled children in NSW can access two $100 Active Kids vouchers each year towards the cost of swimming lessons each year.
Premier Dominic Perrottet announced last weekend the second round of $100 First Lap Vouchers that became available on 1 July. Mr Perrotet encouraged parents of children aged 3-6 years old to use the new voucher for those children not yet at school.
“As a father, I know how important swimming lessons are and how helpful the First Lap vouchers are for families.
“This program is one of more than 70 ways for households to save and boost their budgets. My message to families is simple – check to see if you’re eligible for this voucher and redeem it. You’ll save money and could save a life.”
The recent Drowning Report released by Royal Life Saving Australia identified an increase in drowning rates for children aged 5-14 years. This is a timely reminder of the importance to keep children enrolled in swimming lessons. The continuation of Active Kids’ and First Lap vouchers is welcome news to reduce the costs of Swimming lessons. Royal Life Saving urges parents to make use of the vouchers and contact your local swim school to enroll your child ahead of the summer season.
Active Kids & Frist Lap vouchers are available at the Service NSW Website