Swim and Survive Program

The Swim and Survive program identifies 16 critical stages in a child’s development. The lower stages focus on teaching efficient support and movement in the water. The higher stages include skill and knowledge in safety, survival and rescue, all while developing a strong and effective swimming technique. For children above the age of 5 years, participating in this program will provide a well-rounded swimming and water safety education.

Our Swim and Survive program also incorporates the Respect the River campaign, which is aimed at reducing downing incidents in rivers and inland water sources. Rivers are the leading location for drowning is Australia, to reduce this we include activities during the term that educate kids on the dangers specific to inland water ways.

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Endorsed by the Royal Life Saving Society, Swim and Survive is a swimming and water safety program that is aligned to the National Swimming and Water Safety Framework and develops skills across the following areas:

  • Entry and exit skills teach children to determine the safest entry and exit method for a range of aquatic environments.
  • Sculling and body orientation activities enable children to gain mobility in the aquatic environment and are vital skills for developing swimming and survival skills.
  • Underwater skills aim to provide the student with the skills that may enable them to escape from dangers or search for a submerged object.
  • Swimming stroke develops efficient and effective stroke technique and the ability to adapt the strokes to suit the conditions of the environment. Fitness and endurance increases through the progression of levels.
  • Survival skills includes the teaching of survival techniques and strategies for a range of emergency situations, including the use of lifejackets.
  • Rescue skills equip children with the required skills to perform a range of rescues depending on the emergency situation, the environment and prevailing conditions.
  • Water safety knowledge develops an understanding of a range of swimming and water safety issues that underpins safety in and around the water We love teaching kids to swim and know that your kids will love learning with this fun and inclusive program.

We love teaching kids to swim and we know your kids will love learning this fun and inclusive program.

Learn more about general guidelines for swimming lessons

Find out more about when this program takes place by visiting our Swimming Lessons page.