SWIMMING WA opens its doors to WestSwim Lakelands on Monday, May 14.
The purpose-built facility will offer learn to swim opportunities for children from three months.
WestSwim Lakelands also offers classes for aged and multi class individuals, together with adult learn to swim classes and in-term swim classes for schools in the area.
Swimming WA chief executive Darren Beazley said that for many years the missing ingredient for parents of youngsters learning to swim was the lack of progression from learning to swim into swimming clubs.
“The most important thing we seek from opening our third learn to swim centre is that WestSwim Lakelands will provide the model for a clearly defined pathway from a positive and highly credentialed learn to swim experience into a swimming club environment,’’ he said.
Peet Ltd managing director and chief executive Brendan Gore said the swim school was a real bonus for the Lakelands community.
WestSwim Lakelands boasts family friendly change rooms, on pool deck showers, infant change tables, pram-friendly areas and dedicated seated areas for parents.
A public open day on Saturday, May 12 from 9am to 2pm will feature prize giveaways, stalls, a sausage sizzle and a bouncy castle.
The open day will include free swim assessments for adults and children, demonstrations of aqua aerobics and visits from the Australian Dolphins Swim Team.
The ribbon will be cut by Swimming WA patron Gina Rinehart, who will be joined by Mandurah MLA David Templeman, Canning MHR Andrew Hastie, Mayor Rhys Williams, Swimming Australia chief executive Leigh Russell and Swimming WA Board members.