Register now for Warra Waders swimming program

Published on 13 January 2021

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Registrations are now open for the popular Warra Waders swimming program, based at the Kerang Exercise Pool.

Designed for children aged six months to seven years of age, the program uses routines, songs and equipment such as aquatic dumbbells and noodles to assist participants to become independent in the water.

“The program was scheduled to begin under a new format during Term 2, 2020, but the implementation of COVID-19 restrictions forced the program’s rollout to be postponed,” Gannawarra Shire Council Chief Executive Officer, Tom O’Reilly said.

“Pop-up sessions occurred in December 2020, enabling families who enrolled last year to experience the fun of our Warra Waders program before a full roll-out of the program this year.”

A number of changes will be implemented when the program resumes on 2 February 2021. These include:

  • A more structured lesson program, focusing on developing a number of fundamental skills;
  • The implementation of a report card system, with all participants to receive an update on their performance at the end of each school term; and
  • Plans for additional lesson times.

“Learning to swim is an important life skill, especially with the number of rivers, lakes and waterways throughout the Gannawarra,” Mr O’Reilly said.

“I encourage families throughout the Gannawarra to consider enrolling their children for this program.”

For more information and to enrol, please visit or phone Council’s Customer Service Centre on (03) 5450 9333.

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