Summer swimming at Churchlands Senior High School

3 December 2019

Royal Life Saving WA's new endorsed swim school at Churchlands Senior High School will be open during the summer holidays, providing local families with an opportunity to continue their children's swimming journey. The Churchlands Swim School provides high quality swimming and water safety lessons following the Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive curriculum.

The Swim and Survive program is a comprehensive swimming and water safety initiative of Royal Life Saving that seeks to increase the swimming and water safety skills of all Australian children in order to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity. Swim and Survive ensures that the essential components of personal survival and water safety are provided, in addition to a process of developing strong and effective swimming technique.

Churchlands Swim School Coordinator Emma Zampino says she hopes to help those families who get involved in the program to understand just how important swimming is for all Western Australians! “Swimming is the only sport you can get your child involved in that could actually save their life! It truly is a life skill and I’m excited to see children develop their confidence in the water as they come along to their lessons each week.”

The Swim School, jointly administered by Emma in partnership with Royal Life Saving WA, is currently taking enrolments for a summer Swim and Survive program to be held from Monday 13th to Friday 17th January, and Monday 20th to Friday 24th January.

Local Churchlands MLA Sean L’Estrange, who is a Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive Ambassador, recently visited the new swim school and hopes it will be well attended by local families.

“I congratulate Royal Life Saving WA for its efforts to expand its Swim and Survive program throughout Western Australia and it is fantastic to see the Churchlands Senior High School pool signed-up to be part of the program. Western Australia is a beautiful part of the world and we all enjoy spending time at our local beaches, parks and lakes, rivers and dams, as well as joining family and friends in backyard swimming pool areas and at local aquatic centres. It is for this reason that we must build Swim and Survive skills in our children and always keep a close watch around water.”

Enrolments for the summer holiday Swim and Survive program can be completed at the link below.

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