Toddlers & Children
Courage is the water confidence component of the Swim and Survive program, and is designed for children aged 3 to 5 years.
Courage is fundamental to the development of basic foundation skills in swimming, survival and water safety, as is a positive attitude towards learning these essential skills.
Swim and Survive Courage guides children through fun and safe activities, gradually building upon their breathing, floating and movement skills; supporting and encouraging independence. The Courage program progresses from initial parental participation to children developing trust and learning through interacting independently with the instructor.
Courage has 5 awards for children to progress through as they build confidence and develop new skills.
StrandsCourage is a child focused program that seeks to build water confidence and develop skills across the following strands:
Entry and Exit Skills teach children to safely and confidently enter and exit the water using a range of basic techniques.
Breathing and Underwater Skills develop breath control and relaxation when submerging the face and body in the water, which in turn builds confidence.
Survival Skills include initial experiences using flotation aids for support in deep water whilst demonstrating personal survival and self preservation skills required for an emergency situation.
Floating and Sculling Skills encourage independent floating on the front and back and basic sculling skills to propel the body in a range of directions.
Movement and Swimming Strokes encourage the development of kicking and arm movement skills, basic independent mobility and working towards elementary swimming strokes.
Water Safety Education focuses on the simple messages of never swimming alone, calling for help if in trouble and understanding basic pool rules to support water safety.
Active is the Swimming and Water Safety component of the Swim and Survive program, and is designed for children aged 5 - 14 years. This component of Swim and Survive has been around for over 30 years, with almost 15 million Australians gaining a Swim and Survive award since its inception.
Active is used to emphasise that the skills learnt in the program not only save lives, but provide a foundation for participation in a range of aquatic recreation, fitness and sporting activities.
Swim and Survive Active is a broad and balanced program teaching a range of skills and knowledge to develop swimming, water safety, survival and basic rescue skills. With a vibrant look, and an increased focus on stroke development, Active encourages children to have a healthy respect for the aquatic environment.
Active has 3 developing awards and 7 core awards to progress through. The initial awards focus on development of foundation skills with the higher awards building on endurance.
StrandsSwim and Survive Active is a swimming and personal aquatic survival program that is aligned to the National Swimming and Water Safety Framework and develops skills across the following areas:
Entries and Exits Skills teach children to determine the safest entry and exit method for a range of aquatic environments.
Floating and Sculling Skills 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.
Underwater Skills assist in building vital confidence in the water. Relaxation and good breath control are developed to increase swimming endurance.
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.
All lessons ran in accordance to Royal life saving Victoria Swim and surrive levels. For more information visit http://www.swimandsurvive.com.au/
All 3 year old students who are new to SNL or are timid in the water will be strongly encouraged to participate in parent-child classes for the first 10 lessons. We have noticed how fast students progress using this method. However, if the parent is unable to get in the water, we will still accommodate for this. Additionally, if the student is found to perform better without the adult, changes will be made.