Parents and carers across South Australia can now get their hands on $100 vouchers to help pay for their child’s swimming lessons.
For the second time this year the State Government has expanded its Sports Vouchers program, this time to include private swimming lessons by recognised swim schools.
Minister for Recreation and Sport Corey Wingard said cutting the cost of swimming lessons is a big win for mums and dads.
“We received quite a few requests from people right across the state to include swimming lessons in the vouchers program and we’ve listened,” the Minister said.
“This is just one way the SA Government is helping to ease the cost of living pressures on families.
“It is vital that our children know how to stay safe in and around water and swimming lessons are an important part of that.”
The SA Government’s Sports Vouchers are available to all primary school aged children for a range of sports including Aussie rules, soccer, netball and as of January this year dance.
Families can claim one voucher per child, per calendar year.
“Up to October this year more than 58,000 vouchers have been claimed with a total value of nearly $5.7 million. That’s $5.7 million back into the pockets of hard-working mums and dads,” Minister Wingard said.
“Since we promised to double the value of the voucher to $100 our Sports Vouchers program has proven extremely popular among SA families.
“We’ve committed to the program to at least the end of 2022 meaning a saving for families of close to $30 million.”