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Swim and Survive

Royal Life Saving Society's national Swim and Survive program

The Office of Sport delivers Royal Life Saving Society’s national Swim and Survive program in regional areas of NSW where limited learn to swim opportunities exist. Lessons cater for children aged 18 months to 12 years and provide everything from water awareness through to developing strokes and endurance. This intensive learn to swim program is delivered for 8 or 9 consecutive week days during January.

There are classes for beginners’ right through to swimmers wanting to improve their technique. Children with special needs can also participate in Swim and Survive where specialist instructors are available. All instructors are qualified and hold AUSTSWIM-accreditation (or equivalent) and a current Working With Children Check.

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Active Level 1

Designed for children aged 4.5 to 12 years, lessons teach basic skills (i.e. submerging, blowing bubbles, safe entry and exit techniques), as well as basic life-saving skills and safe water behaviour. Suitable for children who have never had swimming lessons or are not confident in the water. Maximum class size: 5 children.

Active Level 2

Designed for children aged 4.5 to 12 years, lessons teach freestyle and backstroke techniques, breathing and life-saving skills (e.g. treading water). Maximum class size: 6 children.

Active Level 3

Suitable for children aged 4.5 to 12 years who can swim 15 metres using actions resembling freestyle, backstroke or breaststroke. Lessons correct stroke, further develop stroke and movement skills and develop endurance, as well as teach children life-saving and rescue skills. Maximum class size: 8 children. Note this course is NOT for children who can swim 50m or more.

Courage

Designed for children aged 3 to 5 years, lessons aim to develop independence from adult support and build survival skills (i.e. breathing, floating, basic stroke/movement and safe water behaviour). Maximum class size: 5 children (each with a parent/guardian in the water).

Wonder

Designed for children aged 18 months to 3 years, lessons teach basic water familiarisation skills (i.e. entry and exits, going underwater, floating and breathing) through songs, games and fun activities. Maximum class size: 6 children (each with a parent/guardian in the water).

Where What Grade When Vacancies
Ashford Pool 18/19 Swim Ashford Wdr/Crg 11:00-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Berrigan Pool 18/19 Swim Berrigan Wdr/Crg 15:00-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Boomi Pool 18/19 Swim Boomi Wdr/Crg 12:00-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 8 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Coleambally Pool 18/19 Swim Coleambal. Wdr/Crg 09:00-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 8 Jan to 18 Jan Places Available
Coolamon Pool 18/19 Swim Coolamon Wdr/Crg 10:00-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Crookwell Pool 18/19 Swim Crookwell Wdr/Crg 11:30-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Darlington Point Pool 18/19 Swim Darling Pt Wdr/Crg 16:30-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 8 Jan to 18 Jan Places Available
Geurie Pool 18/19 Swim Geurie Wdr/Crg 10:00-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan No Vacancies
Hay Pool 18/19 Swim Hay Wdr/Crg 16:30-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Howlong Pool 18/19 Swim Howlong Wdr/Crg 12:00-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Inverell Swimming Complex 18/19 Swim Inverell Wdr/Crg 11:30-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Jerilderie Pool 18/19 Swim Jerilderie Wdr/Crg 16:30-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Jindabyne Pool 18/19 Swim Jindabyne Wdr/Crg 11:15-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Jindera Pool 18/19 Swim Jindera Wdr/Crg 15:30-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Lightning Ridge Pool 18/19 Swim L/Ridge Wdr/Crg 11:15-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Lockhart Pool 18/19 Swim Lockhart Wdr/Crg 11:30-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Narromine Olympic Pool 18/19 Swim Narromine Wdr/Crg 10:00-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Nimbin Pool 18/19 Swim Nimbin Wdr/Crg 09:00-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Nimbin Pool 18/19 Swim Nimbin Wdr/Crg 09:30-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Nyngan Pool 18/19 Swim Nyngan Wdr/Crg 10:30-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available

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