Meet David, he is 79 years old and recently achieved his goal to swim the length of the NCIE pool without stopping.

“It felt so great to be back in the water, I’m not going to lie, it has been a while.  Tim was so supportive and helped me achieve my goal to swim 25 metres,” said David.

David took part in our swim intensive program that ran for one week during the September School Holidays.

NCIE’s Aquatics Programs Coordinator Tim Murray said the classes are a great chance to learn the basics or brush up on your swim technique.

“Each lesson is tailored to suit the level of the swimmer and what they want to achieve”

“While we are there to push our clients to reach their full potential, the lessons are designed so the swimmer can progress at their own pace,” Tim said.

The NCIE learn to swim program is about more than just “learning the strokes”.  Our qualified Austswim and Swim Australia certified Aquatics Team cater for all levels and ages, teaching a balance of swimming skills, water safety and water confidence.

David, who lives in Alexandria, said it was the first time he had visited the centre.

“I found out about the lessons through the City East Community College. It’s a wonderful facility and the staff are really great, particularly Tim who was very patient. I’ll definitely be back,” said David.

He was pleased to hear that the NCIE facilities are enterprises that are run to help create opportunities for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through local and national life-changing programs.

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