Mak­ing a big splash at the pool dur­ing sum­mer

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

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.

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