Learn to Swim Week: free lessons in Ellenbrook


Laurie Lawrence.
Laurie Lawrence.

AN Ellenbrook swim school is one of 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.

State Swim Ellenbrook has signed up to the program and will offer free lessons for children under five during the week.

Former Australian Olympic swimming team coach Laurie Lawrence is an ambassador for the initiative and said learning to swim should not be constrained by families’ budgets.

“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.