From one side of the country to the other, a future generation of confident swimmers took to the water for a free Optus Junior Dolphins Clinic as part of Australia Swims.
Swimming Australia together with Optus, this year launched Australia Swims, a campaign created to encourage all Australians to celebrate their love of the water this January.
A key feature of the campaign was to take swimming across the country, encouraging young swimmers to learn basic swimming and water safety skills whilst promoting enjoyment of the water.
Thanks to the support of local councils, on Saturday and Sunday clinics were held in Hamilton, Moreton Bay, Murray Bridge, Nowra, Traralgon, Ulladulla, Bunbury and Mandurah.
The clinics were attended by some of Australia’s swimming legends, including Alicia Coutts, Libby Trickett, Monique Murphy, Meagan Nay, Kylie Palmer, Sarah Katsoulis, Kelly Stubbins and Rachel Goh.
Olympian Kylie Palmer who attended the clinic in Mandurah encouraged everyone to get involved in Australia Swims.
“What a ripper day we had Mandurah for an Optus Junior Dolphins Clinic. So awesome to see young kids getting involved and having fun”, Palmer said.
With more clinics scheduled this week in Goulburn, Mackay and Shepparton, visit AustraliaSwims.com.au to book your child’s place.