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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
Oaklands Pool 18/19 Swim Oaklands Wdr/Crg 09:45-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Stroud Pool 18/19 Swim Stroud Wdr/Crg 09:00-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Tea Gardens Pool 18/19 Swim Tea Garden Wdr/Crg 09:30-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Tocal Pool 18/19 Swim Tocal Wdr/Crg 09:00-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Tocumwal Pool 18/19 Swim Tocumwal Wdr/Crg 16:45-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Uralla Pool 18/19 Swim Uralla Wdr/Crg 11:30-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Urana Pool 18/19 Swim Urana Wdr/Crg 16:30-P1S1 - ages 1.5 to 5 Wonder/Courage 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Ashford Pool 18/19 Swim Ashford Active1 11:30-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Balranald Pool 18/19 Swim Balranald Active1 10:00-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Baradine Pool 18/19 Swim Baradine Active1 10:40-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 2 Jan to 11 Jan Places Available
Barellan War Memorial Swimming Pool 18/19 Swim Barellan Active1 10:10-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 2 Jan to 11 Jan Places Available
Berridale Pool 18/19 Swim Berridale Active1 16:00-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Berrigan Pool 18/19 Swim Berrigan Active1 15:30-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Boomi Pool 18/19 Swim Boomi Active1 13:10-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 8 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Coleambally Pool 18/19 Swim Coleambal. Active1 09:35-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 8 Jan to 18 Jan Places Available
Coolamon Pool 18/19 Swim Coolamon Active1 10:30-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Coonabarabran Pool 18/19 Swim Coonabara. Active1 12:15-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Cowra Olympic Pool 18/19 Swim Cowra Active1 12:00-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Crookwell Pool 18/19 Swim Crookwell Active1 10:30-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Darlington Point Pool 18/19 Swim Darling Pt Active1 15:40-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 8 Jan to 18 Jan Places Available

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