What is the Learn to Swim program?
The Learn to Swim program follows the guidelines of the Royal Lifesaving Society of Australia’s Swim and Survive program and is specifically designed for members and their families. All instructors hold an AustSwim qualification as a minimum and are also available for adult private lessons.
When will the Learn to Swim program run?
The program runs continuously from mid-January to mid-December each year and suspension or make-up sessions may be available for family holidays or illness. Children receive certificates of achievement as they progress through different awards and stages.
How to enrol?
Submit an enquiry or contact Reception to fill out an enrollment form. Your child can then commence right away (a 15-minute assessment may be required).
Please bring a towel, swim wear and goggles. All other gear is supplied. Children who are not yet fully toilet trained will need to wear an appropriate aqua nappy.
When and where are classes held?
Classes run from Monday to Saturday in the indoor heated pool and generally last for 30 minutes.
WONDER (6 – 36 MONTH)
Using songs, games and activities to teach a variety of skills including entry, floating, breathing and movement, Wonder is a water familiarisation, exploration and safety skills programme with the parent/carer and child together in the water.
COURAGE (3 YEARS +)
Courage focuses on water confidence and is fundamental to the development of basic foundation skills in swimming, survival and water safety. It guides children through fun activities, gradually building upon their breathing, floating and movement skills, while encouraging independence.
ACTIVE (5 YEARS +)
Active teaches a range of skills and knowledge to develop swimming, water safety, survival and basic rescue skills that can save lives. Focusing on stroke development, it promotes a healthy respect for the aquatic environment and is a solid foundation for a range of aquatic recreation, fitness and sporting activities.
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