Making a big splash at the pool during summer
SUN-SMART students of Childers have made a splash with the start of school swimming lessons, and the learn-to-swim program is on in full force.
Pool manager Mike Roberts said the pool swim teachers were working hard with Childers State School children to make them safer and better swimmers.
“Swimming lessons encourages confidence in the pool, and I am very proud of the small but professional team of trainers,” Mr Roberts said.
In the coming weeks all the students from Cordalba, Booyal, Goodwood and St Joseph’s schools will participate in the compulsory swimming lessons.
Mr Roberts said water safety and knowing how to swim was very important and all students should learn.
As the weather heats up and the water temperature increases, Mr Roberts said Summer McBryce would start Aqua Zumba at the pool from at 8.30am, for an hour every Friday, with the first class on October 28.
“We at the pool are all looking forward to the sounds and atmosphere of our aqua enthusiasts beginning to embark on their exercise regime for the first time this season,” he said.
Remember to pack yourself a towel and water bottle, it’s important to keep your fluids up while exercising.
Swimming is a great way to exercise and to improve your fitness.
Mr Roberts encourages people of all ages and skill level to visit the pool and the staff are happy to discuss your needs.
“The pool is a great place to cool down on a hot day with young children and we are looking forward to a great summer,” he said.
Lifeguards or people prepared to train as lifeguards will be needed during the season, so if you are 16-years or over and want a responsible position at the Isis Pool drop in and see Mr Roberts or phone 4126 1437.
Local students from around the region have started their swimming lessons.
Learning to swim will give children the skills and confidence in and around water.
Sadly, 26 children aged four and under have drowned in Australia in 2014/2015.
Of these children, 54 percent had drowned in swimming pools.
And 81 percent of these pool drownings occurred due to falls into water.
Teaching a child to swim early is the best prevention you can give them.
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SWIMMING LESSONS: Sarah Turner, Mike Roberts, Lisa Bell and Joelene Abbott.