Give a Gift for Life!

This year has certainly been challenging, but there have also been some pretty interesting learnings and shifting of priorities as a result, speaking from both personal experience and conversations with people around me. Slowing down where possible, questioning if we really need all the extra purchases that usually accompany this time of year, seeing trees and decorations going up early to create a festive feel and make this season less rushed are, I believe, all by products of the lessons we have learned during 2020.
For me, this Christmas is (more so than ever) needs to be stress free, less about multiple or large presents under the tree, and all about time spent with loved ones, and people that we have been separated from by restrictions. It is very important this year that the gifts I exchange with family are meaningful, not whatever I could grab during my usual last minute dash to Westfields in the weekend before the big day. A gift that will not end up discarded by new year’s day. A gift that will make a difference and / or bring joy to the recipient. A gift that will promote long lasting confidence, skills or a memorable experience.
With over half of Aussie kids currently not attending swimming lessons, denying them the basic skills needed to safely experience all of the aquatic activities on offer in the Australian summertime, what could be a better gift than swimming lessons? We are already seeing a surge in requests for gift vouchers from grandparents particularly, but also aunties, uncles and friends of the family, being organised from as far afield as interstate and overseas.
Swimming lessons are a gift that require no storage space, promote health, physical activity and safety, are fun, and teach a skill that will last a lifetime. Alan Bentley, owner of Nepean Swim and Fitness agreed. “Many children missed out on time in the water during lock down, and lots of families are facing increased pressure on their household budget as we continue to recover from the difficulties of this year. However the dangers of the water remain, so gifting swimming lessons for Christmas is both a thoughtful and practical gift. Adults who are unable to swim may also request swimming lessons for Christmas to help them to set and reach the goal of learning to swim in 2021”.
Gift vouchers can be used for weekly lessons, private lessons, our School Holiday Intensive Programs running in January 2021 (10 lessons for $80, or 5 lessons for $40) and can also be used in conjunction with Active Kids Vouchers.
Contact me directly to arrange a gift voucher or suggest to grandparents or family here or even overseas – Happy shopping!