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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
Eugowra Pool 18/19 Swim Eugowra Active3 17:15-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Finley Pool 18/19 Swim Finley Active3 13:00-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Forbes Pool 18/19 Swim Forbes Active3 12:30-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan No Vacancies
Forbes Pool 18/19 Swim Forbes Active3 09:15-P1S2 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan No Vacancies
Geurie Pool 18/19 Swim Geurie Active3 12:15-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan No Vacancies
Gulgong Pool 18/19 Swim Gulgong Active3 12:45-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Gundagai Pool 18/19 Swim Gundagai Active3 09:00-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Harden Pool 18/19 Swim Harden Active3 16:45-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Hay Pool 18/19 Swim Hay Active3 14:00-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Howlong Pool 18/19 Swim Howlong Active3 14:15-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Inverell Swimming Complex 18/19 Swim Inverell Active3 13:45-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan No Vacancies
Inverell Swimming Complex 18/19 Swim Inverell Active3 13:00-P1S2 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Jerilderie Pool 18/19 Swim Jerilderie Active3 14:00-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Jindabyne Pool 18/19 Swim Jindabyne Active3 13:15-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Jindera Pool 18/19 Swim Jindera Active3 13:45-P1S2 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Jindera Pool 18/19 Swim Jindera Active3 14:30-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan No Vacancies
Kandos Pool 18/19 Swim Kandos Active3 13:15-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Leeton Pool 18/19 Swim Leeton Active3 10:30-P1S2 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Lightning Ridge Pool 18/19 Swim L/Ridge Active3 13:30-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available
Lockhart Pool 18/19 Swim Lockhart Active3 09:00-P1S1 - ages 4.5 to 12 Active Level 3 7 Jan to 17 Jan Places Available

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