Kingswim is thrilled to announce it will be opening a brand new centre in Clyde North, Victoria in January 2019.
Kingswim Business and Strategy Manager Craig Dowsing says the team is excited to provide local kids with the necessary skills to survive and thrive in the water.
“The City of Casey has been one of Victoria’s fastest growing areas since the 1980’s and the population is set to rise another 200,000 to 500,000 over the next 25 years,” he says.
“Despite such a large population and demand for services, local parents are still having to drive considerable distances to access swimming lessons and of the centres available, may face limited options.
The new Kingswim centre will provide 200 scheduled swimming classes per week, potentially providing those hundreds of children currently missing out with a vital life skill.
Once complete, the new facility will include a purpose built, state-of-the art 20m x 6 lane learn to swim indoor pool – heated to 32 degrees to ensure little ones can enjoy their swimming all year around.
Craig says the need to learn to swim has never been greater.
“A recent national survey commissioned by Kingswim revealed 51 per cent of Australian adults can’t swim 50 metres or more without stopping,” he says.
However, the survey also revealed younger demographics had a much higher swimming ability, which correlated to the swimming lessons they received as children.
Close to half of 18-24-year-olds say they had swimming lessons through three or more channels (e.g. at home/at a swim school/at primary school), with 84% believing they received adequate swimming lessons as a child. This demonstrates how crucial it is for children to receive professional swimming lessons in addition to anything taught at home.
“It’s our mission to ensure every child has access to swimming lessons and the chance to develop the confidence and ability to stay safe in the water and we can’t wait to provide kids in the Casey Cardinia area that chance.”
Kingswim Clyde North will open in January 2019 within the Ramlegh Springs on Clyde Estate on Tuckers Road, Clyde North.