The Swim and Survive™ Program (previously called Love 2 Swim) is the highly successful program that the Royal Life Saving Society has delivered as a Nationally Accredited Swimming and Water Safety Program.
This program has been educating 5-14 year olds for over 20 years. Since 1982 it is estimated that over 10 million Australians have participated in the Swim and Survive program.
It aims to reduce the number of drowning deaths by ensuring that children have a sound knowledge of safety when in, on and around the water, including skills in swimming, personal survival and basic rescue. Since programs like Swim and Survive were introduced, there has been a 75% reduction in drowning in the 5-14 years age group.
Australia wide children attend Swim and Survive lessons through schools, commercial swim schools and government departments. The program aligns itself with the National Water Safety Framework and School Curriculum ensuring that competencies are matched with a child’s development.
Swim and Survive allows for flexible delivery and can be delivered as a weekly term program or as an intensive holiday program.
What is Swim and Survive? – More than swimming lessons, it’s an adventure!
Swim and Survive provides a broad, balanced program of swimming, water safety and survival skills in preparation for a lifetime of safe activity in, on or near the water.
Swim and Survive develops:
- Swimming technique
- Water safety
- Water confidence
Swim and Survive caters for children of all abilities. The early levels provide opportunities to build confidence and respect for the water, whilst the upper levels prepare the child for the increased complexity of their relationship with aquatic environments.
Bright and colourful certificates reward children for the many developmental steps that they will take in learning to Swim and Survive.
Remember that a quality swimming and water safety program should extend throughout the child’s schooling.