LNP TO PROVIDE SWIMMING LESSONS FOR YOUNG QUEENSLANDER
- LNP to introduce a dedicated $18 million program to provide free swimming lessons for 120,000 bubs and toddlers
- Our Get Swimming Bubs and Toddlers program will provide $150 vouchers to parents who enrol their kids aged 1 to 4 in swimming lessons
- The LNP understands families are doing it tough because of increased cost of living pressures under Annastacia Palaszczuk
A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will introduce a dedicated $18 million program to provide free swimming lessons for up to 120,000 bubs and toddlers.
LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said the Get Swimming Bubs and Toddlers program would provide $150 vouchers to parents who enrolled their kids aged 1 to 4 in swimming lessons with an accredited club.
“Given our climate and the need to cool off in summer, swimming is an important life skill for Queensland children,” Mr Nicholls said.
“Tragically, child drownings are still occurring in our backyard swimming pools, local waterways and dams.
“More needs to be done to help our youngest Queenslanders with water safety and education and to help parents with the cost of swimming lessons.
“This policy is part of the LNP’s comprehensive plan to provide safe and liveable communities.”
Mr Nicholls said the $150 swimming voucher would go a long way to helping Queensland families struggling under increased cost of living pressures.
“The LNP wants to Build a Better Queensland so you and your family can get ahead,” he said.
“We understand families are doing it tough because of increased cost of living pressures under Annastacia Palaszczuk.
“It is anticipated that the $150 voucher would provide between eight and 10 lessons.
“Water safety and education are just too important for kids to be denied because of the cost involved.
“Helping parents get their kids into swimming lessons is an important way to reduce child drownings and deliver benefits of an active lifestyle.”