Swimming Australia and partner programs offer participants of all ages and abilities many benefits such as increased water safety and confidence along with an opportunity to enjoy swimming for fitness, social and competitive reasons. Programs aimed at primary school-aged children enable this group to develop foundation survival skills and improve and refine swimming technique. Regular practice enhances a child’s confidence, physical, cognitive and social development.
Swimming Australia is pleased to partner with Sport Australia to deliver this $200 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport.
“Initiatives like this are really good and it's getting kids fit, it's making them love sport and it's getting them away from being inside all the time and being behind the computer screen.” Taylor McKeown, Gold Medallist 200m breaststroke, 2014 Commonwealth Games.
SWIMMING AUSTRALIA PROGRAMS
Swimming Australia believe that every child should be provided the opportunity to take part in swimming and water safety programs that are inclusive and provide a balanced approach to the delivery of water safety, personal survival and swimming education. Swimming Australia supports primary schools to source their own program providers to deliver their Sporting Schools program, as there is a broad range of swimming and water safety programs across Australia.
Swimming Australia also has a national partnership with Belgravia Leisure to deliver the GoSwim for Kids program at Belgravia Leisure swim schools across Australia. This program can also be delivered as part of the Sporting Schools program.
TEACHER AND COACHES ARE OUR ASSETS
Swimming Australia values the role of teachers not just in the classroom but in the school yard as well. Their enthusiasm for improving children’s lives is often understated. Society places its trust and confidence in teachers who as educators, have one of the most important roles for our children, outside of parents and carers.
Coaches are also a wonderful influence on children throughout their formative years. Coaches are the people who deliver the skills with fun and enjoyment.
The information below is a guide to how schools, coaches and sporting organisations can deliver swimming within Sporting Schools.
Primary schools and teachers interested in finding out more about training and development options or searching for local club and swim school coaching providers for their Sporting Schools program should contact Swimming Australia.
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