First Lap Vouchers

NSW Government Subsidy

$100 Voucher

Making swimming lessons cheaper for 3 to 6-year-olds

We’re a registered provider for the First Lap Voucher Program, approved by the NSW Office of Sport. So you can use your $100 NSW Government First Lap Vouchers with us, to help pay for your child’s swimming lessons. Bliss!

Water safety education is key to ensuring children learn vital safety and survival skills from a young age – a skill they will keep with them for life. Bliss!

Your little one can achieve many first laps, in many different swim strokes, through many of our programs. Bliss!
Early Swimming Lessons

Multiple Investment Returns

Water safety, life skills & advancing primary school education

In addition to water safety and helping your child foster a healthier lifestyle, a Griffith University study concluded that swimming lessons can also advance your child’s education.

Their study of 7,000 children under the age of 5, showed that “children who learn to swim at a young age are reaching many developmental milestones earlier than the norm.”

Specifically, 3 to 5 year olds in swimming lessons, compared with the average population of same-aged children not in swimming lessons, were:

Our lessons include singing and counting. Constant repetition of swim skills helps build muscle memory. We’re very focused on teaching a child to understand and follow directions. Group social skills are practised. Learning to share and how not to be distracted by others. We can see a direct correlation between our Pre-Schooler Program and a primary school curriculum!

The Finer Print

It’s not means tested

Most of our students qualify, we hope you will too

Redeem your voucher against our regular program. Or towards a 5-day School Holiday Intensive Program, if your child needs a catch-up, or a super booster. 

Time always seems to go fast for busy parents. Many parents forget to use their Active Kids Vouchers with us, contacting us at the last minute, so we encourage you to act soon. (And a quick reminder if you have older kids and unused NSW Government Active Kids Vouchers, we’re an approved provider for that program too.)

Contact the NSW Government for further information, including the full eligibility criteria. Here’s some quick useful information, accurate at the time of publishing:

To help further fund swimming lessons, drop hints to family and friends about an Aquabliss Gift Card. We also provide discounts for siblings and for those children who swim more than once a week.

Application & More Information

You can apply at any time throughout the year
Phone: Service NSW on  13 77 88 
** For the 2021/22 financial year, the NSW Government has expanded the program to include children already enrolled in kindergarten or who will start in 2022. This is to help those kids catch up on missed lessons because of COVID-19. From 1 July 2022, the program will only cover 3 to 6-year-olds who aren’t enrolled in school.