Top Leisure Headlines this week

Leisure headlines this week include:

Swimming Lessons are back this week in Melbourne, Australia.

After suffering the longest lockdown in the world due to Covid-19 Indoor Pools across Melbourne, Australia are finally open again meaning swim lessons are back just in time for summer! More information can be found by clicking here.

First Lap $100 Learn to Swim Vouchers extended in NSW, Australia.

The NSW governments learn to swim voucher initiative has now been extended to include Kindergarten aged children. Families can apply for the First Lap vouchers from 1 December, through Service NSW. More information can be found by clicking here.

Call for return of Swim Lessons in Auckland, New Zealand.

Auckland, New Zealand is still yet to reopen pools, meaning there is a lack of Swim School education coming into the Summer Months. There is a push by the community to follow a number of other states and countries to reopen pools with Covid safe measures. More information can be found by clicking here.

USA 2021 FINA World Championship team announced.

USA Swimming has announced their team lineup for the upcoming 2021 FINA world Swimming Championships to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The team comprises of 28 Athletes including American Olympic Gold medalist Lydia Jacoby and Zach Apple. The team lineup can be found by clicking here.

Monongalia Country introduce LTS initiative.

Monongalia County Commission announced a new project created to help children and adults learn to swim. The program costs $200000 a year to operate but will not cost tax payers as it is funded through the county’s Hotel Motel tax. This program has been nine years in the making and has been funded for the next three years. More information can be found by clicking here.

Big Blue Swim School Franchise Cost.

Big Blue Swim School, founded by Chris DeJong currently has franchised agreements signed for 158 locations. Swim Schools are currently seen as a very lucrative business opportunity with excellent Return on Investment.

According to Item 7 of the brand’s 2021 Franchise Disclosure Document, the total investment necessary to begin operation of a new Big Blue is between $2,334,223 and $3,641,998 (including real estate costs). For more detailed information please click here.

North Carolina University hosts largest sports events since Covid-19 Pandemic began.

Elon University, located in South Carolina has hosted the largest club sports event since the Covid-19 Pandemic began.

A total of 12 schools competed with Elon University taking out third place. More information can be found by clicking here.

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