Webstar’s swim program returns

Thousands of children will be back in the pool learning water safety and stroke techniques when Webstar’s Swim School Program resumes next month.

The educational classes will return to the City’s indoor swimming pools on Monday 18 January 2021.

Councillor Peter Murrihy, Chair of the Leisure and Recreation portfolio, encouraged parents to re-enrol in the program and to build their kids’ excitement about getting back into the weekly lessons.

“The Webstar program is the best way to help grow your children’s confidence and skills in the water,” Cr Murrihy said.

“It provides a fun and friendly environment for kids to learn how to be safe and to improve their swimming.”

Current members will automatically be enrolled in their same lesson as per March 2020, with further enrolments opening to the general public on 2 January.

As a thank you for the ongoing support of our 7600 members, the first membership debit will be half-price and taken on 20 January 2021.

The ongoing cost will be the same as 2020, with standard prices at $30 per fortnight.

The return of the regular classes follows the introduction of a modified Learn to Swim School Summer Program last month.

More than 1600 children are taking part in the restricted four-week program, which runs until 20 December.

Because of the reduced level of access this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has suspended all of its Swim, Sport and Leisure (SSL) memberships since March.

However, the SSL memberships will be reactivated from 2 January.

Members will be offered free access to the centres, before the first debit occurs on 28 January.

This period covers eight days paid in advance in March, with the remainder of the month provided free as a thank you gesture for members’ ongoing support.

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