Safety Week

Everyday Heroes Edition

Safety Week aims to build ongoing awareness for our young students and their families, about staying safe in and around the water. This message is not only limited to pools, but also extends to other various water environments we encounter such as beaches, rivers, dams and even bath time. With hundreds of young lives still being lost to water each year through preventable accidents, we look to continue creating safe and confident children in our students.

This pop-up week of fun, safety driven content assists children to develop a variety of skills and thinking to help keep themselves safe. By linking this theme of ‘saving lives’ with heroic figures they commonly admire and emulate, kids are far more engaged and in turn will offer a more active participation. This content will be delivered during normal lesson times for students in Seals level and above. We will also be holding our Bronze300 & Silver 500 distance swims during Safety Week for Bull Sharks level and above.

Note: This change to lesson plans excludes Dog Paddlers level, which is already heavily focused on safety fundamentals.

 

Event date: March 5 – 11, 2018

Cost: Free

What to bring: A change of clothes to swim in (children in ‘Seals’¬†level and above will do a clothed safety swim during their lesson)

 

 

Get dressed up!

Join in the fun by coming along to your lesson dressed as your favourite everyday hero or even a life guard. It could just be a shirt or hat, or go all out with a costume! Babies are also welcome to get in the spirit.

Special Lesson Plans

A special lesson plan has been developed for the week to introduce students in Seals level and above to new skills and thinking around water safety. These learnings will be timely as many families head off on holidays this Summer to beach and riverside destinations.

Note: This change to lesson plans excludes Dog Paddlers level, which is already heavily focused on safety fundamentals.

Bronze300 & Silver500 Distance Swims

Students in our senior levels are given the chance to challenge themselves in two distance swim events during Safety Week. These swims are held at the start of their normal lessons, before moving into special safety content.

Bronze300 (300m) РBull Sharks

Silver500 (500m) – Great White Sharks & Juniors

 

Those who successfully conquer the Silver500 are also invited to attempt the Gold1k Distance Swim Event at Chandler’s Sleeman Centre on April 28, 2018.

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