Swimming and Water Safety Program (SWSP)

This term D7 students have commenced the SWSP with excellent weather conditions. Each week students have been practising their water safety skills, such as treading water, floating and basic introduction of breaststroke. Some students have progressed to an advanced level of swimming which involves swimming the length of the pool, freestyle and an introduction of diving techniques.

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At the end of last year we were successful in obtaining equity funding for this valuable program, which has enabled us to purchase life jackets and flippers. Students have embraced the additional water aids. The students have continued to use their water skills and develop more advanced skills during this swimming program.
Mrs Houley will be attending the regional Austswim conference in Coffs Harbour during the next school holidays. These conferences offer opportunities for Austswim teachers to gain variety of knowledge, new skills and continued professional learning in the aquatic area.