Scone Swimming Club is providing local children with more opportunities to dive into the sport.
The club is one of a host of organisations to join Swimming Australia and Optus’ new national junior participation program, the Optus Junior Dolphins.
The program has been created to encourage kids to have fun with their friends while improving their swimming, without the pressure of competition or serious training.
It is designed for children who have basic swimming skills, normally between the ages of five and eight, but can suit a range of abilities so each child can learn at a pace that is right for them.
Children aged 7 and under will receive free club membership as part of the program.
The program has been very well received and supported.- Joanne Wright
The Scone Optus Junior Dolphins program aims to offer a fun, safe and social environment that gives children the opportunity to learn skills and develop personally through club night swimming activities.
Club president Joanne Wright said she was thrilled with the amount of support from the local community.
“The program has been very well received and supported within the community, with more than 30 registered Junior Dolphins participating in the program this season,” she said.
“It’s a really good response for such a small rural community to have that amount of people joining.
“The kids seem to be enjoying club nights and are improving every week.”
The whole of the swimming community, state associations, swim clubs and swim schools have come together to create Optus Junior Dolphins.
It offers a non-competitive, fun, safe and social program to join after Learn to Swim, in a setting that encourages life-long involvement with swimming.
Scone’s season goes from October to March at the Memorial Swimming Pool on Guernsey Street. Club nights are held on Wednesdays, starting at 6pm.
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