What is CAPS about?
Water is integral to our way of life, from our beautiful beaches and waterways to the local community pool, with us often underestimating the power it can have.
For all of us at Surrey Park Swimming the vision of our forebears who 100 years ago sat on the cliffs of Surrey Dive dreaming of how that water hole could be at the centre of the community. Life remains as true today as it was then.
We are constantly asking ourselves how we can best engage our community, how we can best give back and share our sense that water is a source of enjoyment and not something to be feared. We want to empower individuals to not only approach and be confident in the water, but to also experience the joy and self-fulfillment that it can bring.
Our Community Access Program for Swimming (CAPS) was born from this vision, subsidising beginner swimming lessons for newly arrived migrants, students with disabilities and financially disadvantaged families.
Did you know that 10 cents from every swim lesson undertaken at Surrey Park Swimming go towards this program