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Locals preferred: council hires 18 learn to swim instructors

Eighteen local residents have been hired at Campbelltown Council’s leisure facilities after taking part in a special trainee program to boost the number of learn to swim instructors.

The trainee program was established earlier this year due to a high demand for places in learn to swim classes.

Trainee instructors attended a Swim Australia teacher course funded by council and were given practical experience at local leisure facilities.

The program created 257 extra learn to swim classes and 1,028 extra enrolment spaces.

“Learning to swim is one of the most important practical skills for children,” says Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic.

“With the addition of these extra swim instructors, we have been able to provide more families with these vital services while also providing employment for 18 people in our area,” Cr Brticevic said.

“Council is one of the region’s biggest employers and this was a great opportunity to support people at a time of economic uncertainty,” he said.

Enrolments for learn to swim programs are open now.

Details are available on council’s website or residents can contact their local leisure centre.

Meanwhile residents looking to cool down during the summer holiday period can enjoy one of council’s pools without having to book their place in advance.

Council is continuing to monitor ongoing advice from NSW Health and any changes to pool entry will be advised going forward.

Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre at Bradbury is open 9.30am to 5pm.

Eagle Vale Central (pictured) opening hours are 7.30am to 5pm, the same as Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre.

The popular pool inflatable days will return during the holiday period including at all leisure centres for Australia Day between 11am-1pm.

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