Swim and Survive – Summer holiday program

Bookings are now open for the 2015 summer holiday learn to swim program. The Swim & Survive program focuses on servicing areas of NSW where limited opportunities are provided for communities to access learn to swim programs.

Swim and Survive lessons cater for children between 18 months and 12 years and provide instruction in water familiarisation through to stroke development in a supportive and caring environment.

WHERE | Stroud Pool
WHEN | Monday 12 January to Thursday 22 January 2015
TIME | Assigned when you enrol
INFORMATION | 13 13 02
COST | School age classes cost $67 for either, nine 40 minute lessons, or eight 45 minute lessons. A sibling discount is available for any additional school age child enrolled into the same program dates. Classes are generally held on consecutive weekdays except where otherwise noted.

Classes are held every weekday (in most cases) for eight or nine days. You will see great results from the extra practice of a daily program.

Class overview

Infant & preschool classes

Wonder – 18 months to 3 years
A child-centered water familiarisation program that requires an adult in the water with their child. Lessons incorporate songs, games and activities to teach skills including getting wet, breathing, keeping balance, underwater skills and floating.

Courage – 3 to 5 years
A program that builds water confidence and develops skills such as breathing, floating, movement and strokes and survival skills. A parent is required to get in the water with their child, but lessons aim to develop independence from adult support.

School age classes

Level 1 – Water Discovery
For children who are non-swimmers, have never had swimming lessons, aren’t confident in the water. The aim is to develop confidence and basic skills such as submerging, blowing bubbles and safe entry and exit.

Level 2 – Water Awareness
For children with some water confidence, who can submerge with eyes open, float with a floatation aid for 30 seconds, and can move through the water unassisted for three metres with feet clear of the bottom. The aim is to develop confidence, basic stroke and breathing skills.

Level 3 – Water Sense
For children who can float unassisted and swim 20 metres using actions resembling any stroke. The aim is to develop stroke skills (up to 50m) and basic lifesaving skills.

More Information www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/swimandsurvive

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