Good day to save lives
Barooga Public School student Oliver Ryan was all smiles when he hit the pool last week for the school’s annual intensive swimming program.
Students at Barooga Public School are relishing the opportunity to hit the pool for the school’s annual intensive swimming program.
The two-week program is taught by qualified Auswim instructors and covers all aspects of water safety.
Seventy-six students are visiting the Barooga Sports Club on multiple occasions during the two-week individualised program.
Swimming co-ordinator Teena Crestani said learning to swim was important for students because of their proximity to the Murray River.
‘‘We want the kids to have confidence in the water and be able to survive in whatever situation they find themselves,’’ she said.
‘‘For some, this is the only swimming experience they get. It’s a great opportunity to work on their basic skills and teach them more advanced strokes.
‘‘We have six instructors for every group of 30 kids, so it is very individualised and allows us to personalise the experience for the students.’’
Learning to swim: Jemma Griffin brushed up on her water safety skills at Barooga Public School’s swimming program.