Swimming is an important part of life for many Australian residents. Our nation is surrounded by water and swimming is one of our great passions.

As well as being fun, swimming is a great way to keep fit, stay healthy and make friends.

The First Lap voucher program aims to make water safety education more accessible for NSW families, providing $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of children aged 3-6 years who are not enrolled in school.

According to the NSW Office of Sport website, the program has been expanded for the 2021/22 financial year to include children in kindergarten in 2021 and children starting kindergarten in 2022, who missed out on vital water safety education during their pre-school years due to COVID-19 restrictions.

This will include children who:

  • are in kindergarten in 2021
  • are starting kindergarten in 2022
  • have not yet started school.

The vouchers may be used with an approved First Lap provider and will be available through your Service NSW account from 1 December 2021.

Local Approved First Lap Providers

The First Lap program will run from 1 December 2021 to 30 June 2023.

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