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Swim School

About

Roxbylink swim school adopts ‘Swim and Survive’ which is a comprehensive swimming and water safety initiative of Royal Life Saving. The initiative seeks to increase the swimming and water safety skills of all Australian children in order to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity.

Our lessons run all year round in line with the school terms. Majority of lessons take place utilising our heated indoor poor, lessons in the outdoor pool may take place during the summer season when weather permits. Lessons are available to suit anyone from 6 months to adulthood.

Find out more about our swim lessons on our ‘Frequently Asked Questions page'.

How do I enrol?

Enrolment intake normally occurs a month before the beginning of term.

If you / or your child have attended our swim school before and you know what level you / or your child should enrol into. Simply fill in one of our 'Enrolment Forms' available here or in hard copy at the Roxbylink Kiosk. This will then be passed on to our swim school coordinator to contact you with class availability.

If you are not sure what level to enrol yourself or child, please follow this link to complete our 'Enrolment Enquiry Form'. This will ask questions of your or your child's water experience and give us a bit of a background to be able to recommend a level to start them in.

Levels

Wonder – For children aged 6 to 36 months

Wonder is the water familiarisation component of the Swim and Survive program, designed specifically for children aged 6 to 36 months.

The Program is a child-centred program which is taught with parent or carer and child together in the water.

Wonder uses songs, games and activities to teach children a variety of skills including entries, floating, breathing and movement. Wonder has 3 awards that are arranged by age groups. Within each age group are two stages which allow for a stepping stone of progression, keeping the program challenging and rewarding. Some of the skills that are covered are balance, breathing skills, kick and arm action, going underwater, staying afloat, water safety and parent education.

Courage – For children aged 3 to 5 years

Courage is the water confidence component of the Swim and Survive program, and is designed for children aged 3 to 5 years.

The Program is fundamental to the development of basic foundation skills in swimming, survival and water safety.

Swim and Survive Courage guides children through fun and safe activities, gradually building upon their breathing, floating and movement skills; supporting and encouraging independence. The Courage program progresses from initial parental participation to children developing trust and learning through interacting independently with the instructor.

Courage has 5 awards for children to progress through as they build confidence and develop new skills. Some of the skills covered in the Courage program are Entry and exiting the water safely, Breathing and Underwater skills, survival skills, Floating and sculling skills, Movement and swimming strokes and Water Safety Education.

Active - For children aged 5 to 14 years

Active is the Swimming and Water Safety component of the Swim and Survive program, and is designed for children aged 5 - 14 years.

The skills learnt in this program not only save lives, but provide a foundation for participation in a range of aquatic recreation, fitness and sporting activities.

Swim and Survive Active is a broad and balanced program teaching a range of skills and knowledge to develop swimming, water safety, survival and basic rescue skills. With a vibrant look, and an increased focus on stroke development, Active encourages children to have a healthy respect for the aquatic environment.

The Program has 3 developing awards and 7 core awards to progress through. The initial awards focus on development of foundation skills with the higher awards building on endurance.

Meet our instructors

Our instructors are all AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety accredited as a minimum. Get to know each of them below.

Alicia Lee

Swim School

Contact Information

Aquatics Team Leader

Phone: (08) 8671 0500

Email: info@roxbylink.com.au