Swim­ming lessons for Cordalba stu­dents

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

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.

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