So you’ve packed the sunscreen and towel, and you’re ready to spend the day at the beach. Do your children have the skills and knowledge to enjoy the water safely?
It is estimated that 60% of primary age children in Victoria are leaving school without the minimum competency in swimming and water safety skills. With us, they learn in the pool so they can swim in the world.
Drowning continues to be the leading cause of accidental death of young children. Royal Life Saving Society’s most recent drowning report showed that 249 people died from drowning across our country last year. With 76% of drownings occurring in open water venues such as rivers, creeks, lakes and beaches, we need to make sure our children are learning how to be safe around water, not just in swimming pool environments.
Our curriculum equips children with the knowledge to make safe choices at a wide range of open water venues. They learn to look for safety signs, they learn to look for the red and yellow flags and swim in patrolled areas, and they learn about rip currents and why they should always wear a life jacket when on a boat or watercraft.
Apart from keeping our most precious cargo safe, we love seeing the enjoyment, health and social benefits that being in the water brings to our community. Improved fitness, strength and flexibility, increased endurance, and stress relief are just some of the benefits that they will be able to take with them into adulthood.
There are limited spaces so don’t miss out on securing your child a spot in a class today.
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