Why Swim & Survive?
Since its inception over thirty years ago, over 15 million Australian children have participated in the Swim and Survive program.
Swim and Survive has made a significant contribution in many families lives by reducing the rate of drowning in children aged 5-14 years by over 75%.
Swim and Survive is a swimming and water safety initiative of Royal Life Saving that seeks to increases the water safety skills of Australian children to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity.
Swim and Survive is delivered in pools, schools and other aquatic locations across the country by qualified swimming and water safety instructors.
The Wonder (6-36 months), Courage (3-5 years) and Active (5-14 years) programs reflect the hopes and aspirations of children as they embark on a lifetime of fun and safety in the water.
Each program is structured into skill strands that ensure a balanced, comprehensive instructional approach to a child’s aquatic education.
Swim and Survive provides a pathway for ongoing learning and development through each of the key life stages and is designed to keep children engaged, actively learning and most importantly, having fun.