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.