Eltham Swimming School has partnered with the Swim and Survive program to teach kids water safety skills for life. Swim and Survive is an initiative of the Royal Life Saving Society Australia through which children can progress through three levels, setting the foundation for skills that can be used when swimming to minimise potential risks.
The program ensures that the essential components of personal survival and water safety are provided, in addition to a process of developing strong and effective swimming technique.
Why Swim and Survive?
- 1 in 5 of all drowning deaths are children aged under 18 years of age
- 56 children drowned last year
- 91% of children aged 0-4 fell or wandered into the water
- 43% of children aged 10-14 drowned in rivers
- Males are 4 times more likely to drown than females
- Drowning rate dramatically increases as teenagers become young adults.