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Kids across Australia will soon be able to enjoy swimming lessons as part of their school curriculum.

The government together with Swimming Australia will ensure children have access to basic swimming skills and water education.

Primary school age children will all participate in learn to swim lessons across the country.

The new program has just been announced and at this stage it is still unclear when the program will launch.

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  • There is a primary school near us with a pool. It will be interesting to see how this is implemented. I chose a pool and teacher based on my child’s temperament and what would work for her. A bad swim teacher can be scary

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  • My daughter had to be withdrawn from swimming lessons because every time she went she got a very bad ear infection within 3 days. We even tried a swimming cap and another time ear plugs were suggested and tried. It was a note from our GP that finalised permission acceptance by the school. In the case of some disabilities they would need extra instructors/ first aid staff in the water near them at all times if it is compulsory and no exemption given.

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  • It always used to be a part of our school curriculum. Don’t know why it was ever changed

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  • This is great news hopefully it can reduce the rates of drowning.

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  • This is a great idea- I am currently paying $15 per lesson so that my daughter can learn. Would be good if she was getting sufficient training at school.

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  • I wonder if this will just be for public school students?

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  • I thought most schools in NSW already did this.

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  • A great initiative and common sense considering where we live and our lifestyle. If it can save one drowning, it’s worth it.

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  • Australia is an island surrounded by water and it just makes sense for every person to be able to swim! Glad to see swimming lessons will be back in school – important for health and water safety.

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  • Don’t know why they ever stopped it – it’s more needed now with the increased migration from countries where swimming is not a regular sport.

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  • We had this when I was in primary school. It’s a great idea.

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  • We had this when we were primary school aged kids and I do think it’s good.
    Many primary schools here currently do already a 2 week intensive swimming course. Hope it will be a bit more then that.

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  • Mixed feelings..

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  • This is a great idea. I’m pleased.

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  • great idea. very important to be able to swim.

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