The First Lap voucher program provides vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of children aged 3-6 years who are not enrolled in school to contribute towards the cost of swimming lessons.
Swimming is an important part of life for many Australian residents. Whether safely enjoying a splash at the local pool, heading to the beach or going for a dip in a river, it is important that all people, especially children, have skills and confidence in and around the water.
Water safety education is key to ensuring children learn vital safety and survival skills from a young age – a skill they will keep with them for life.
The First Lap voucher program aims to make water safety education more accessible for NSW families, providing pre-school aged children (3-6 and not enrolled in school) one voucher each financial year for swimming lessons.
From 1 July 2023, parents, guardians and carers of children aged 3 to 6 years who are not enrolled in school, can apply for a $50 voucher towards the cost of swimming lessons.
The voucher is valid until 30 June 2024
Where can I use my voucher?
The vouchers may be used with an approved First Lap provider and are available through the Service NSW website.
By making swimming and water safety education more accessible for families, the First Lap program will help keep NSW children healthy, happy, and safe in and around the water.