Funding for the SwimStart program has more than doubled with new $5 million injection.
The vouchers, for eligible children aged 0 to 4 years, are aimed to help families experiencing cost-of-living pressures access swimming lessons.
The program delivers vouchers valued up to $150 per child for swimming lessons. There is a limit of 1 voucher per child per financial year.
SwimStart vouchers can be redeemed with close to 180 registered activity providers across the state.
Students in primary schools will continue to receive swimming lessons as part of the Water Safety and Swimming Education program.
Swimming squad training and coaching with registered not-for-profit providers continues to be available through the Queensland Government’s FairPlay Program for eligible 5 to 17-year-old
For more information on SwimStart visit www.qld.gov.au/swimstartENDSMedia contact – Bill Walker 0437 859 987