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Swim and Survive Courage Program

A program that builds water confidence for preschool aged children between the ages of 3-5 years.

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

Swim and Survive Courage program 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.

Courage is a child focused program that seeks to build water confidence and develop skills across the following strands:

  • Entry and Exit Skills teach children to safely and confidently enter and exit the water using a range of basic techniques. 
  • Breathing and Underwater Skills develop breath control and relaxation when submerging the face and body in the water, which in turn builds confidence. 
  • Survival Skills include initial experiences using flotation aids for support in deep water whilst demonstrating personal survival and self preservation skills required for an emergency situation. 
  • Floating and Sculling Skills encourage independent floating on the front and back and basic sculling skills to propel the body in a range of directions. 
  • Movement and Swimming Strokes encourage the development of kicking and arm movement skills, basic independent mobility and working towards elementary swimming strokes. 
  • Water Safety Education focuses on the simple messages of never swimming alone, calling for help if in trouble and understanding basic pool rules to support water safety.

Join Swim and Survive Courage Program

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