Water skills for life

Find out about a new junior national swimming program.

This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 54 - March 2017.   City Limits 54 front cover photo

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Swimming Australia’s new national junior program, Optus Junior Dolphins, launched in January with a helping hand from Olympic legend Kyle Chalmers.

Gold medallist Kyle joined future hopeful Olympic swimmers to celebrate the launch at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre which will deliver the program.

Developed by Swimming Australia, Optus Junior Dolphins has been created to encourage kids to have fun with their friends while improving their swimming and water familiarity, without the pressure of competition or serious training.

Children will have the opportunity to learn skills and develop personally through games and swimming activities in a fun, safe, and social environment.

Swimming Australia President, John Bertrand AO, said the program would break down barriers and allow children to simply enjoy swimming.

"It is often said that swimming is a sport for life; from cradle to grave, and Optus Junior Dolphins has been created to provide kids the opportunity to keep swimming after they have learnt the basic skills," Mr Bertrand said.

Find out more about on the Optus Junior Dolphins website.



 City Limits Magazine

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