Swimming lessons for Cordalba students
THE students of Cordalba State School have successfully completed their compulsory lessons in the pool for this year.
Head swim coach of Isis District swimming pool and manager Mike Roberts said he was pleased to see such great improvement in the young swimmers.
The young swimming students have become more confident in the water and have learnt vital skills to keep them safe.
Pool safety should be parents’ priority this summer.
Learn to swim, swimming lessons and infant aquatics are all terms commonly used across the aquatic industry for programs that seek to build swimming skills.
Swim and Survive is all of these, but most importantly it 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.
Swim and Survive is delivered in pools, schools and other aquatic locations across the country by qualified swimming and water safety instructors.
1 in 5 of all drowning deaths are children aged under 18 years of age.
56 children drowned last year.
91% of children aged 0-4 fell or wandered into the water.
43% of children aged 10-14 drowned in rivers.
Males are four times more likely to drown than females.
Drowning rate dramatically increases as teenagers become young adults.
Skills and knowledge learnt in the Swim and Survive program provides a level of protection and aims to provide children with solid foundation skills in swimming, survival and basic rescue skills.