Multicultural Swimming Program launches with a splash

MULTICULTURAL Tasmanians will now have the opportunity to learn essential water skills, confidence and safety with the launch of the Multicultural Swimming Program in Hobart.

The program will cater for all ages and can be adapted to all needs.

Minister for Sport and Recreation Jacquie Petrusma said the program would run for two years and be made up of 25 six-week sessions.

“The sessions will teach water familiarisation and water survival techniques to community members of all ages,” she said.

The program will be delivered by the City of Hobart at the Doone Kennedy Aquatic Centre in collaboration with the Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania and the Department of Communities Tasmania.

The Tasmanian Government has a goal to become the healthiest state in the nation by 2025.

“We know that encouraging opportunities for all Tasmanians to be active and participate in sport and recreation will help us achieve this target,” Ms Petrusma said.

Caption: Minister for Sport and Recreation Jacquie Petrusma and Acting Hobart Lord Mayor Ron Christie with participants from the new multicultural swim program.