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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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Which grade is right for my child?

Parent information

In the event that a program has no vacancies, you may be added to a waitlist.

Please call 13 13 02 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, to be added to the list.

All swim events

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
Gulgong Pool 18/19 Swim Gulgong Active1 11:00-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan No Vacancies
Gundagai Pool 18/19 Swim Gundagai Active1 10:30-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Hay Pool 18/19 Swim Hay Active1 15:30-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Howlong Pool 18/19 Swim Howlong Active1 12:30-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan No Vacancies
Inverell Swimming Complex 18/19 Swim Inverell Active1 13:45-P1S2 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan No Vacancies
Inverell Swimming Complex 18/19 Swim Inverell Active1 12:00-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan No Vacancies
Jerilderie Pool 18/19 Swim Jerilderie Active1 15:30-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Jindabyne Pool 18/19 Swim Jindabyne Active1 11:45-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Jindera Pool 18/19 Swim Jindera Active1 14:30-P1S2 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Jindera Pool 18/19 Swim Jindera Active1 13:00-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Kandos Pool 18/19 Swim Kandos Active1 10:45-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Leeton Pool 18/19 Swim Leeton Active1 12:00-P1S2 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Leeton Pool 18/19 Swim Leeton Active1 12:15-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Leeton Pool 18/19 Swim Leeton Active1 13:00-P1S2 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Lightning Ridge Pool 18/19 Swim L/Ridge Active1 11:45-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Lockhart Pool 18/19 Swim Lockhart Active1 10:30-P1S1 - ages 4.4 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan No Vacancies
Narromine Olympic Pool 18/19 Swim Narromine Active1 10:30-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Nimbin Pool 18/19 Swim Nimbin Active1 10:00-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan No Vacancies
Nyngan Pool 18/19 Swim Nyngan Active1 12:45-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Oaklands Pool 18/19 Swim Oaklands Active1 10:15-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 1 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available

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