Swim squad at Euroa pool helping people learn vital skills
SPORTING enthusiast Melinda Watson has motivated many families with young children to take the opportunity to improve their swimming skills by joining a new swim squad at the Euroa Swimming Pool.
With the government recommending that children need to have a basic swimming level (to swim at least 50m) on leaving primary school, squads like this are imperative to the skill level of all children.
Local government, who are also working hard to maintain their local pools for the benefit of the local community, should be supported in their endeavors.
Melinda has enlisted the help of Kylie Hunter who has been working with the Vic Swim groups and is also employed with swim groups in Shepparton.
“I am very excited about these groups starting up, having Kylie as the teacher and being able to put the Euroa pool to such a valuable use,” Melinda said.
Over the last week, children who have indicated interest in this venture, have been assessed by Kylie and have been placed in groups appropriate to their level of ability.
All groups are competency based and children have now been placed in one of three ability levels in the ‘ learn to swim’ category.
These three younger groups now have their full quota.
In addition, other children who have demonstrated a higher level of competency where they are able to swim most styles and at a very competent level may either be in the junior, senior or adult squad but luckily there are still some places available in these older groups.
Now that all children have been placed in one of these five groups, they are ready to start.
The sessions will commence on Tuesday, January 24 and run between 3.30pm- 7pm.
SWIMMING ENTHUSIASTS: With VicSwim in full swing, these young swimmers are improving their skills prior to the new swim squad commencing. Pictured are (from left) Emma Newton, Mika Stefanos, Macey Watson, Sam Mills and Thomas Newton.