Summer may be over but still keep your kids safe around water

Waterwise Swim School in Perth provide you and your child with the resources and important facts on how to stay safe around and in the water.

Kids Alive advocates “Do the 5” but this does not always keep children safe.

  1. We can’t fence rivers and oceans
  2. Gates and fences don’t always meet safety standards or get left open
  3. Swimming programs can take years to get a child safe, they are designed to keep children dependent on a parent, teacher or floating aid until children are 3 or 4 years old
  4. Parents and carers get distracted, children are crafty at getting away unnoticed
  5. Survival swimming skills saves lives!

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Below is a comparison between normal swimming lessons and survival swim

Traditional Swimming Lessons Survival Swimming Program
Group lessons, 8 – 10 mums & bubs, or 4 pre-schoolers with a teacher One-on-one lessons just the instructor and the child – the child gets 100% of the instructor’s attention
30 minute lessons, fun, games, swimming 10 minute lessons of swimming and floating
1 lesson a week 3 to 5 lessons a week
Many terms, sometimes even years to get safe Safe within 20 to 30 lessons, 4 -6 weeks
Teachers get general training, 30 – 40 hours Instructor gets specialised training 160+ hours
$13.50 – $18 per lesson

Example : Cameron, $980 for 7 terms from 3 months to 2 years, not yet safe

$30 per lesson

$600 -$900, skilled for life

What Waterwise Swim School, Perth teach:

  • Children can float unaided within 5 to 10 lessons
  • Children can rotate onto their backs and float unaided within 10 to 20 lessons
  • Final testing is done in nappy, summer clothes, winter clothes – 5 lessons
  • Most children will need 20 – 30 lessons from start to finish
    • On-going maintenance weekly so children can continue to improve their swimming ability, or at least monthly to adapt their skills to their growing bodies

Who Waterwise Swim School, Perth teach:

  • Infants from crawling age (before then they can’t get to water on their own and don’t have much arm and leg co-ordination, still have neo-natal reflexes which are uncontrolled “jerky” movements) and older children to about 6 years
  • Children with disabilities such as autism, dwarfism, Williams Syndrome, developmental delays, mental or physical disabilities. Regular, focussed exercise in the water also improves their physical and mental abilities such as language skills, and improves strength and co-ordination
  • Children can come across from other programs and get skilled for life too, or come to the program with no experience of the water at all

So don’t wait until it is too late, contact Stacey at Waterwise Swim School, Perth now to book in for your child so that they can be confident in the water.

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