Dash praised for wa­ter safety pro­gramme

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Dash Swim School’s in­no­va­tive “Swim to Sur­vive” pro­gramme is win­ning praise na­tion­ally and will be show­cased at a spe­cial in­dus­try event next month. The Porirua City Coun­cil swim school, based at Can­nons Creek Pool, in­cor­po­rates sur­vival skills with its learn to swim pro­gramme and has de­vel­oped fun ways to teach chil­dren how to sur­vive the very real dan­gers they might en­counter in the wa­ter. “Our aim is to rst teach your child to sur­vive, then we will teach them how to swim ... other schools just teach them to swim,” says Dash Swim School Co­or­di­na­tor Philip Wag­gott.

The pro­gramme is be­lieved to be a New Zealand rst and will be show­cased to key in uen­tial peo­ple, such as city lead­ers and those in the ed­u­ca­tion, wa­ter safety and child safety in­dus­tries, at a spe­cial event on Oc­to­ber 22. The team at Dash Swim School use high­pres­sure hoses to sim­u­late strong cur­rents in the wa­ter and big buck­ets to show what it’s like to sit in a sink­ing boat. The chil­dren are also of­fered a se­lec­tion of items to grab, so they can see for them­selves what will help keep them a oat – and what won’t. “We want the kids to un­der­stand what it feels like to ac­tu­ally be caught in a rip, or how to be­have if they fall into a river, or what to do if they can’t see the bot­tom. But we do it in a safe en­vi­ron­ment.” If you would like more in­for­ma­tion on

how we teach your child to sur­vive then please call us on (04) 237 1518 or email info@dash­swim­school.co.nz

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