Sponsored Swim Lessons
Applications Now Open

SwimMagic at Richmond Aquatic Centre in conjunction with local businesses Nelson Building Society & Raeward Fresh Richmond have partnered to deliver free sponsored swimming lessons to those in the community who would not normally be able to afford the opportunity to learn to swim & be safe in, on and around the water.

The lessons provide them with fun and stability, as well as really important safety skills around water,” As the main sponsor, NBS has made a commitment of three years of sponsorship, supporting 140 children with swimming lessons each year.  

Raeward Fresh Richmond has also kindly committed to the second year of sponsorship supporting 20 local children through the sponsored learn to swim programme.

Applications are now open and we warmly invite families who qualify to apply for the second round of sponsorship in 2020/2021.

We would like to offer a huge thank you to SwimMagic, NBS & Raeward Fresh Richmond, without the support of these local community businesses coming together this initiative would not be able to happen.

Application Criteria

  • Priority will be given to those who hold a valid community services card, are new to the Big Brother/Big Sister Programme and are not currently enrolled or had SwimMagic lessons previously.
  • School-age lessons only 5-13years of age
  • Valid for group lessons only
  • Classes are subject to availability – please note there are limited days/times available for sponsored lessons.
  • 12 Lessons will be delivered from the date of the successful applicant being contacted; lessons will need to be started that week.
  • Be able to attend lessons 1 x class per week for 12 weeks.
  • Normal SwimMagic terms and conditions apply.

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