Cook + Phillip Park Pool

Back to school and back to the pool

You may be eligible for NSW Government vouchers to put towards your child's swimming lessons.

Mon, 24 Jan 2022,
posted by City of Sydney

School holidays are over and you’re now getting your kids ready for the new school term. It’s also a time to plan their extra-curricular activities, and GOswim, our learn to swim program is the ideal activity to teach the importance of water safety to your child, while getting fit and having fun!

GOswim is delivered across 5 of our locations across the City of Sydney, making our program accessible and flexible. We are also an approved provider of the NSW Government voucher programs, Active Kids and First Lap, which if eligible, parents can put towards their child’s enrolment into the program.

Why should I enrol my child into swimming lesson?

Living in the City of Sydney, it is critical children are taught the importance of water safety from a young age. The City of Sydney GOswim swimming curriculum has been developed as a modern and dynamic program suited to meet the needs of the Sydney community. 

Through activity-based learning, your child will be introduced to water safety principals, and supported by professional and qualified swim instructors.

How do I apply for a NSW Government voucher?

Applying for your vouchers is easy, and can be done online. Eligibility criteria applies.

Active Kids voucher

The Active Kids program provides two $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year.

Voucher one is valid January to December, 2022, and Voucher two is valid July to December, 2022.

You can check your eligibility and apply for an active kids voucher by visiting

First Lap voucher

First Lap provides a $100 voucher for parents, guardians and carers of children aged 3-6 who are not yet enrolled in school, to put towards the cost of swimming lessons and is valid until 30 June, 2023.

You can check your eligibility and apply for a First Lap voucher by visiting

How do I redeem my Active Kids / First Lap vouchers with the City of Sydney GOswim program?

A step-by-step guide to redeeming your voucher with us

  1. Your child must first be enrolled into the GOswim program. This can be done by calling our customer help desk on 1300 198 412 , or chatting to our friendly team in-centre
  2. Once you have received your Active Kids or First Lap voucher (see steps above to check eligibility and apply) send it to our team via email to Please include both the parent/guardians name and child's name in the email.
  3. Our team will confirm the validity of the voucher and register it to your child’s enrolment in the GOswim program
  4. Your credit will then be applied to your enrolment in our program and will be reflected in your direct debiting cycle

Want to get started in GOswim?

GOswim is delivered at five of our locations across Sydney. Click on a location below to find out more;