Pre-schoolers schooled in swimming skills

7 August 2018

Royal Life Saving WA recently conducted a week long pre-school program for under 5s, at the Murray Leisure Centre. The program was fully funded by our WA Swim and Survive fund, which assists children who may otherwise miss out on learning vital swimming and water safety skills due to financial hardship, disability, cultural background or remoteness of location.

A total of 10 eager students participated in 30-minute swimming lessons every day of the week, learning vital swimming and water safety knowledge and skills.

Learning to Swim and Survive is a vital life skill that all Western Australian children need to safely participate in, on and around water. The Swim and Survive program identifies 16 critical stages in a child’s development. The lower stages focus on teaching efficient support and movement in the water, while the higher stages include skill and knowledge in safety, survival and rescue, all while developing a strong and effective swimming technique.

Since starting the WA Swim & Survive fund in January 2017 Royal Life Saving has helped to fund 185 students learning to Swim & Survive around WA through our network of Endorsed Swim Schools. For more information on Royal Life Saving’s WA Swim and Survive Fund, please click below.

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