Swimming is a life skill. Enrolling your kids in lessons is all about education and teaching them a skill that one day might save their life.

The sad truth…
Between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015, 271 people drowned in Australian waters. Children under five are the age group that is most at risk of drowning and the majority occur in and around the home, most commonly in home swimming pools.
These statistics are a confronting reminder for parents to be vigilant by remembering a number of simple guidelines:
– Active adult supervision around water
– Making sure home pools are properly fenced
– Taking children to water familiarisation classes and swimming lessons

The good bits…
5 reasons your children should learn to swim:
– Lessons provide your kids with confidence, which is great for self-esteem
– Your child will learn about water safety in and around water
– Swimming is a great way to exercise
– Earlier development of physical skills including hand-eye coordination and muscle tone
– Enhances social and personal skills
Swimming lessons are also extremely beneficial for children over the age of five as it enhances their knowledge of safety around water as well furthering their skills and stroke development.

The good news too is that generally from the age of about three, the parents and carers don’t need to get in the pool. Until then, be the champion that puts your child’s safety first and jump in that pool!

Below are some of the places in Adelaide you can enrol your kids into Learn to Swim programs. Most starting from the age of 6 months right up to squad swimming. Click each venues website for more information.

Swim School at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre

As a South Australian, being by the water is a part of our childhood. From pool parties to picnics on the beach – kids are constantly by the water.
That’s why it’s important for your kids to learn to swim.

When your kids learn to swim at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, they will learn the skills they need to stay safe around the water while making new friends and having loads of fun. As their skills grow, they move through the ranks, tackling bigger and better challenges, and growing their confidence in the water.

Join the thousands of parents across Adelaide who have seen their kids reap the benefits of swimming lessons with Swim Australia certified instructors at Adelaide’s trusted local Swim School.

adelaideaquaticcentre.com.au/swim-school

Salisbury Recreation – Learn to Swim

Learn to swim program incorporates progressive levels combining knowledge, skills and understanding for age appropriate development of water safety and swimming. Our program caters for Infant through to adults.
Belgravia Leisure promotes access and inclusion and is NDIS approved with private lessons available.
Rec SA $100.00 Sports Vouchers are accepted for all school aged children.

Enquire today call 08 8286 0900 or email salisburyrp@belgravialeisure.com.au
salisburyrecprecinct.com.au/learn-to-swim/children

A holiday event that guarantees to entertain and inspire your children!

Holiday Swim is a Royal Life Saving Society South Australia initiative bringing affordable and educational swimming and water safety lessons to pools and inland waterway locations across Metro and Regional South Australia since the 1950’s. The aim of the program is to teach children critical life saving skills and basic swimming skills, to equip them with the knowledge to stay safe in, on and around the water.

The aim of keeping the program affordable, is to reach families and communities that might otherwise miss out on the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons, and as we approach the busy Summer months now is the time to equip them with the knowledge to save a life.

The program will be returning in December 2021 and January 2022 with the Royal Life Saving Swim & Survive program.

PROGRAM FEES
• $35.00 per child (additional pool entry fees may apply)

LENGTH / DURATION
• 5 days (may vary based on location)
o 5yrs+ 45 minute lessons
o Under 5’s 30 minute lessons

www.holidayswim.com.au

ProSwim

ProSwim specialises in teaching infants, children and adults, to learn to swim.
 
Their friendly, experienced and qualified instructors are committed to teaching you and your children to become competent swimmers and to develop a love for the water in a comfortable learning environment. Their two pools at their Plympton location are heated to a lovely 32 degrees, which makes swimming all year round, a breeze.
 
Younger kids will start in the learners pool where they can learn to swim with the confidence of being able to touch the bottom.
Once basic skills have been developed, children progress through the levels into the main pool, where they extend their swimming ability and improve on endurance and technique in the water. On completion of Dolphin level, children will be confident and competent swimmers.
 
ProSwim also offer FREE classes for babies aged 4-6 months. This class focuses on infant holds, gentle conditioning in preparation for breath control and floating on the front and back.

pro-swim.com.au
Instagram @proswimadelaide
Phone 82768622

Blue Dolphin Swim Centre | Happy Valley

At Blue Dolphin Swim Centre, we know that as a parent you only want the best for your child. This is why we go above and beyond to provide our children with a program that allows them to build life skills, confidence and a feeling of accomplishment.

By enrolling your child into our school you’re giving them this invaluable experience. In return you will receive a sense of pride with each and every achievement they make. This is why our mission statement is “building happy, healthy, confident kids”

We encourage everyone to come and experience our award winning centre for themselves, please contact our friendly team to organise your child’s complimentary session today.
Ph 8322 6566 or email info@bluedolphinswim.com.au

bluedolphinswim.com.au

Swimming Lessons at YMCA | Various Locations around Adelaide

The YMCA offer Swimming Lessons at some of the best and largest metro and regional pools in South Australia, including at The Parks Recreation and Sports Centre. For more than 50 years the YMCA has been teaching South Australian’s of all ages to swim, inspiring children to develop a lifelong love of the water. Our lessons are designed for the unpredictability of kids with no lock-in contacts and unlimited access to the pool outside of lesson times, and our dedicated Safety Weeks make learning fun, empowering kids to put their skills to the test through guided exercises.

As an Austswim recognised Swim Lesson Provider, you can rest assured that your child will receive the best aquatic education available with nationally accredited swimming instructors. Visit the website to learn why you should choose the Y.

sa.ymca.org.au/swimming-lessons

Largs Bay & Seaton Swim Centres

Largs Bay & Seaton Swim Centres are a family owned and operated swim centres. We have indoor, heated 25metre pools and modern change room facilities.
We run swimming lessons seven days a week, our swim centre offers lessons to students of all skill levels and ages.
Babies from the age of two months are welcome to join our complimentary Aqua Tot classes before moving to the regular Waterbabies classes at four months old.
All our instructors are qualified, experienced and, most importantly, passionate about passing on this essential life skill to children and adults alike. We focus on developing water confidence as well as stroke technique in a fun and caring environment.

www.seatonswimcentre.com.au
www.largsbayswimcentre.com.au
Facebook  @seatonswim
Instagram @largsbayswimcentre

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