Special lessons set SAIL in Kwinana and Armadale

5 January 2021

80 children with special needs enjoyed individual swimming lessons last term as part of the Specialised Access and Inclusion Lessons (SAIL) program.

Royal Life Saving WA has partnered with Kwinana Recquatic over the past few years, and more recently with Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre, to deliver the SAIL program.

Thanks to funding from the Uncle Tobys Swim My Way grant, lessons ran throughout a 10-week period during Term 4 in 2020. The children were offered subsidised one-on-one swimming lessons to cater to their individual abilities and requirements.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams says, “This essential funding allows students to receive the individual attention required to achieve their swimming goals. The ability to swim and be safe in the water are vital skills and the City is committed to encouraging community participation in swimming lessons.”

The SAIL program provides an option for participating in swimming lessons to those with an intellectual, physical or behavioural issue or impairment who require individual attention or reduced distraction from other swimmers.

“Thanks to Royal Life Saving funding, the SAIL program is making a real difference in our local community – giving children in Kwinana the chance to learn basic water safety skills and gain extra confidence in the water,” said Mayor Adams.

Learn more about our Special Needs Participation program at the link below.

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