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MORE THAN JUST A SWIMMING LESSON

Our Swim and Survive swimming program ensures essential water safety, personal survival and basic rescue skills are provided, in addition to developing a strong and effective swimming technique.

SWIMMING LESSON MEMBERSHIPS

As a member of the swim school, students will receive
  • A weekly lessons for 44 weeks each year
  • Unlimited aquatic access
  • Free introductory assessment
  • Convenient, fortnightly direct debit payments and no lock in contracts.
Check out the video above and also the Swim and Survive page to learn more about the program.  

SCHOOLS PROGRAM

Cardinia Leisure facilities provide a variety of programs, specially designed for local schools. Programs can be custom designed to cater each school's needs. These can be done at Cardinia Life year round or at any of the three seasonal pools throughout the summer months. For schools we can tailor swimming lessons, lane hire, swimming carnivals or fun days. Talk to us for more information on schools programs.

SWIM & SURVIVE

Swim and Survive is a comprehensive swimming and water safety initiative of Royal Life Saving that seeks to increase the swimming and water safety skills of all Australian children in order to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity.

Learn to swim, swimming lessons and infant aquatics are all terms commonly used across the aquatic industry for programs that seek to build swimming skills. Swim and Survive is all of these, but most importantly it ensures that the essential components of personal survival and water safety are provided, in addition to a process of developing strong and effective swimming technique.

Swim and Survive is delivered in pools, schools and other aquatic locations across the country by qualified swimming and water safety instructors.

Why Swim and Survive?

  • 1 in 5 of all drowning deaths are children aged under 18 years of age
  • 56 children drowned last year
  • 91% of children aged 0-4 fell or wandered into the water
  • 43% of children aged 10-14 drowned in rivers
  • Males are 4 times more likely to drown than females
  • Drowning rate dramatically increases as teenagers become young adults.

Skills and knowledge learnt in the Swim and Survive program provides a level of protection and aims to provide children with solid foundation skills in swimming, survival and basic rescue skills.

Wonder, Courage and Active

Wonder, Courage and Active have been chosen as the Swim and Survive program titles to reflect the hopes and aspirations of children and families as they embark on a lifetime of fun and safety in the water.

Each program is structured into skill strands that ensure a balanced, comprehensive instructional approach to a child's aquatic education.

Wonder

A water familiarisation program for parents and their children aged 6 to 36 months.

Courage

A program that builds water confidence for preschool aged children between the ages of 3-5 years.

Active

A swimming and water safety program for school aged children between the ages of 5-14 years.

 

Babies, Infants and Toddlers

The program starts with water familiarisation for parents and their children aged 6 to 36 months

It then progresses to building water confidence for preschool aged children between the ages of 3-5 years.

Learn to Swim

A swimming and water safety program for school aged children between the ages of 5-14 years. This is where we build on learnt skills and develop swimming technique while continuing the water safety education.

It then progresses to building water confidence for preschool aged children between the ages of 3-5 years.

Adults

We provide learn to swim programs for adults too. Contact the centre for more information on classes and timetables.

It then progresses to building water confidence for preschool aged children between the ages of 3-5 years.

Schools

Cardinia Leisure facilities can also provide a variety of programs, specially designed for local schools. Programs can be custom designed to cater each school’s needs. These can be done at Cardinia Life year round or at any of the three seasonal pools throughout the summer months.

For schools we can tailor swimming lessons, lane hire, swimming carnivals or fun days.

Contact the centre for more information on schools programs.

FAQ

What is a Deck Supervisor?

Deck Supervisors are the super friendly staff walking around pool deck. They are there to answer any questions you have about your swimmer‘s progress or about our program and to support our teachers to provide great lessons. They love to talk swimming, so please go and see them if you have any queries.

How do I contact my teacher?

Our Deck Supervisors constantly monitor the progress of all children participating in lessons. They are a great resource for parents who want regular updates, as they have the experience and, importantly, the time to answer any questions you may have. The Deck supervisor can also chat with the teacher about any specific queries you may have and get back to you with the answer.

What should we bring to swim lessons?

We provide all of the equipment and teaching aids you and your child need to have a great, fun lesson. All you need to bring is bathers, a towel and goggles for swimmers at LEVEL level or above.

Little ones under three should also wear either a swim nappy or swim wear that is firm fitting around the legs.

How long does it learn to swim?

On average, it takes around 20 lessons to achieve the next certificate, but sometimes it can take a little longer. Every child is different, and it’s important for parents to remember that some skills will come easily to their child while others will be a little more challenging.

If your swimmer has been at the same level for a while or is finding a skill a little difficult, our Deck Supervisor will talk to you about some strategies to help them move forward and will be working with your teacher to ensure your swimmer continues to progress.

How often should we attend swimming lessons?

Coming to swimming lessons once a week, across our 44 week program, is awesome for swimmer progress. Swimming every week, except for a few short breaks, will see your child really develop and get the most out of the fun programs we offer.

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