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Superfish Swim Schools: Brisbane and Gold Coast

Superfish Swim Schools have learn-to-swim programs in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. Here they give their reasons why all Australian children should learn to swim from as early an age as possible.

Superfish – drowning prevention 

It is VITAL babies and young children attend a Drowning Prevention Program until they have attained a high degree of INDEPENDENT drowning prevention skills.

At Superfish, children are taught a healthy respect of aquatic environments, and skills that will assist young children to survive if they found themselves in a potentially deadly aquatic environment.

Always, as a parent, know HOW to do activities, WHY your child is doing it, and WHAT they are working towards – INDEPENDENT Swimming!

YES! You can achieve this with toddlers IF they are taught the RIGHT way!

Drowning Prevention Lessons need to be a priority, especially for Under 5s.

Can your under 5 –

  • FLOAT INDEPENDENTLY for 30secs or more in rough water? NO Parents holding!!!
  • Paddle independently and roll onto their backs to float?
  • Swim without floaties or back bubbles?
  • Swim and Lift their head to breath?
  • Jump into a pool  – and paddle independently back to the side of the pool?
  • Tread Water, with their head above water?
  • Comfortably swim, dressed in clothes and shoes? Children need to experience the feeling of being in the water with the extra weight of being fully clothed.

2 lessons per week, with NO BREAKS is necessary to see results, including skills outlined, with babies and young children, as early as possible.

When to commence swimming lessons

learning to swim from an early age

6 months old is a perfect age to commence these classes. The earlier a child is taught these skills, the safer and more confident they will be around aquatic environments.

UNDER 6 Months Qualify for their FREE Baby Water Familiarisation Program.

Ensuring your baby or young child receives programs with drowning prevention activities, is the best way to protect them from drowning. NOTHING prevents drowning like ADULT SUPERVISION!

Children, in particular those under five years of age, are the most vulnerable people in our population at risk of drowning. DON’T wait till School!!

What will be taught to my ‘Under 5’?

  • Breath control – take a breath before submerging in the water.
  • Hold their breath – while submerging in water
  • Take a Breath – while paddling
  • Independent Floating  – FACE UP Float
  • Rolling onto their backs from a submerged position
  • How to reach up, grab and turn, for the pools edge.
  • How to stay horizontal in the water by paddling arms and kicking legs.
  • How to combine swimming and floating if getting to the side is not a possibility
  • Regular lessons in full clothing, nappy and shoes.

Superfish locations:

Superfish would love you to become part of the family! Call today:

  • Benowa: 5597 1311
  • Pacific Pines: 5529 4343
  • Sunnybank: 3323 3188
  • Worongary: 5530 6116
  • Redland Bay: 3086 0131

Visit the Superfish website for more information.

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Joanne Crane

Joanne loves speaking directly to people of all ages through the medium of writing, sharing tips and knowledge for families and kids to help everyone get the most out of life. Her focus is on the development of resilience, confidence and independence in children, and on helping families engage and create lasting memories. Self-esteem, self-respect and self-worth are vital skills that Joanne believes children need to learn early to help them grow as adults.

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