Our children’s Learn to Swim program is based on the Royal Life Saving Society (WA).
To quote the RLSS “The Swim & Survive program identifies 12 critical stages in a child’s development. The lower stages focus on teaching efficient support and movement in the water while the higher stages include skill and knowledge in safety, survival and rescue”.
The Royal Life Programme focuses on the following developmental strands:
- Entries and exits skills teach children to determine the safest entry and exit method for a range of aquatic environments.
- Sculling and body orientation enable children to gain mobility in the aquatic environment and are vital skills for developing swimming and survival skills.
- Movement and swimming strokes 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 and PFD skills includes the teaching of survival techniques and strategies for a range of emergency situations, including the use of personal flotation devices.
- 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.
For further information on this program, you can visit their website.
If you are unsure what level your child is at, please contact us for a FREE swimming assessment.
In addition to the Swim and Survive programme, we also offer swim squads. Click here for the Enrolment Form.