Australian Islamic College students learn to Swim and Survive

30 December 2020

The final term of 2020 saw students from Australian Islamic College enjoy an in-term Swim and Survive program at Leisure World in Thornlie.

Royal Life Saving WA partnered with Australian Islamic College to deliver the program, with 270 students ranging in age from Kindy to Year 3 participating in the lessons. The students were split into two groups, each group participating in a two-week block of lessons.

120 Kindy and Year 1 students were the first group to hit the water, commencing their lessons at the end of October and successfully completing the two-week program. Next into the pool were 150 Year 2 and 3 students, whose two weeks of lessons commenced in early December.

The students were excited to participate in the lessons and thoroughly enjoyed the program, which was funded by Royal Life Saving WA’s Swim and Survive Fund. It provided an important opportunity for these children to learn vital swimming and water safety skills.

In many culturally and linguistically diverse communities, children and adults are more likely to miss out on vital swimming and water safety education making them extremely vulnerable to drowning. 

These groups, along with other at-risk community groups, are the focus of the WA Swim and Survive Fund, which aims to make swimming and water safety education accessible to all Western Australians. 

Learn more about this important work at the link below.

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