Thursday, February 2, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Learn To Swim At ARC

There are many benefits to your child learning to swim at a young age.

Swimming lessons develop unique motor-skills, build a foundation for physical activity and, most importantly, equip children with the tools to survive and thrive in the water.

“Swimming isn't just a skill where people can grow up and go to the Olympics,” said Mackay Aquatic & Recreation Centre (ARC) Aquatic School Coordinator Sam Westcott.

“With the amount of water that we have around not only Mackay but Queensland, swimming is that life saving skill that everyone should have.”

With that in mind, ARC offers a program of swimming lessons for children as young as six months old, teaching the foundations of swimming and water safety.

A weekly fee provides access to one swimming lesson a week, with the possibility of more, as well as unlimited access to the pool facilities for the child.

Along with Splish Splash Aqua Playgroup, for babies aged six months and under, and squad training, ARC offers everything for your child’s swimming development, no matter their age or ability.

You can find Sam and the team from ARC at the Mackay Sports Expo happening on Sunday, February 12 from 9:00am until 1:00pm at the MECC.

Images: GOswim swimming and water safety programs are equipping children to swim for life

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