The Swim School in Ocean Reef will run a Learn to Swim Week program

The Swim School in Ocean Reef will run a Learn to Swim Week program

FOUR northern suburbs swim schools are among many across Australia offering free swimming lessons to children as part of Learn to Swim Week.

The Poolwerx initiative, which runs from September 24 to October 2, aims to make children’s swimming lessons accessible for parents.

The Swim School WA in Ocean Reef and Wangara and State Swim in Joondalup and Hillarys have signed up to the program and will offer free lessons for children under five during the week.

“We want to see the day when we’re able to report that child deaths due to drowning have reached the magic number of zero and if offering free lessons is what it takes then that’s what we’ll do,” he said.To sign up, visit learntoswimweek.com.au.