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Why we don’t offer trial lessons

October 17, 2017

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Why we don’t offer trial lessons

Our Waterwise instructors are experienced with more than 10 years teaching experience each. They are able to teach all ages and all abilities, and are confident in their teaching ability. A trial class is not enough time to build a relationship between the student and the instructor, and does not […]

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Purpose built facility – Willetton

September 5, 2017

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Purpose built facility – Willetton

4 Whyalla Street, Willetton   Our private facility on Whyalla Street in Willetton is open 7 days a week. We have a maximum of two teachers running classes at any time and have scheduled the timetable for maximum family convenience – wherever possible, siblings will swim in the same lesson […]

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Traditional Lessons or Survival Swim?

July 13, 2017

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Traditional Lessons or Survival Swim?

The Choice Between Traditional Lessons or Survival Swim For Drowning Prevention What if toddler and child drownings could be reduced to zero? It IS possible! But … *  Not due to mandatory pool fences as determined little ones have been known to scale a fence in less than a minute; […]

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The Facts About Non Fatal Drowning

May 29, 2017

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The Facts About Non Fatal Drowning

Non-Fatal Drowning (Previously known as dry drowning, secondary drowning, near drowning or delayed drowning) There is a lot of misunderstanding about child drowning, and various drowning terms. Much of this is fuelled by the media – quick to circulate stories about “dry drowning” that scare parents unnecessarily, but do not […]

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The Truth About Survival Swim

December 16, 2016

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The Truth About Survival Swim

The Truth About Survival Swim Survival swim is an amazing program that teaches babies and young children to be safe in water in weeks.  What is the point of swimming lessons when they don’t give children skills they could use if they accidentally ended up in water? Most swim programs […]

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Is It Possible That Fences Give Families a False Sense of Security?

December 14, 2016

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Is It Possible That Fences Give Families a False Sense of Security?

Is it possible that pool fences make families complacent? It occurred to me this week that children are continuing to drown on a far too regular basis and in spite of mandatory pool fences around pools across the country. Is it possible that parents trust a pool fence to keep […]

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The Case for Year-Round Swimming

September 11, 2016

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The Case for Year-Round Swimming

Swimming is one of the most progressive sports a child can do.  As they master each skill, they are quickly able to add to their ability and take their swimming to the next level.  BUT a few months out the pool, can undo their hard work and their skills will […]

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Why We (Strongly) Recommend Survival Swim™

September 10, 2016

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Why We (Strongly) Recommend Survival Swim™

Swimming lessons are great as a fun activity and a way for children to get comfortable in water.  But swimming lessons do not necessarily teach little ones how to get safe in and around water any time soon. Just ask any parent who has had their pre-school child enrolled in […]

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Stacy Gower: Why I Teach Survival Swim

August 9, 2016

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Stacy Gower: Why I Teach Survival Swim

When I saw an 8 year old boy who could do reasonable breathe-and-blow freestyle in a Stage 3 class where he could stand, yet sink like a rock in water too deep for him, I realised that traditional swimming lessons do not necessarily help to prevent drownings. After years of […]

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