The Victorian Government's policy was that primary school children should learn to swim.The children of Chatham Primary School were taken by tram to the Kew Baths. The certificate testifies that Gail Norman could swim 25 yards. The Herald Learn to Swim Campaign was founded in 1929.
Paper certificate printed in shades of blue and white. The document has the name of the campaign and the promoter at top centre. Other information includes the name of the person to whom the certificate was awarded and the distance swum. The illustration at bottom centre represents Neptune with two mermaids.
Inscriptions & markings
GAIL NORMAN / KEW BATHS / [UNREADABLE NAME OF EXAMINER] / 8-2-63