Swimming For Survival

Posted on Tuesday, 26 February 2019



Canterbury Aquatic Survival Skills Project is back for its third year!

Schools in the Canterbury- Bankstown area are encouraged to express interest in the 2019 program.

Canterbury League Club has collaborated with Royal Life Saving NSW and Canterbury – Bankstown City Council to delivers a program that targets year 4 students in the local area to teach them swim survival techniques.

The techniques that students will learn in the pool involve how to do safe entry/exists, bubbles, floating, torpedo swim and how to remain calm while submerged into water.

Outside the pool, students will be provided with an opportunity to learn more about water safety. In practical lessons, students will learn about hazards at the beach, rivers, lakes and pools, how to spot dangers and how to be water smart.

To help put theory into perspective, the students will get the chance to try on life jackets and practice pool noodle rescues.

Additional resources and information have been put together in a gift bag which is handed to each participant with a certificate of completion.

‘We are proud to be able offer an established and inclusive swim survival program that is helping hundreds of students each year,’ said George Coorey Chairman of Canterbury League Club.

‘In 2018, the program was a Finalist in the ClubNSW’s Clubs & Community Awards in the education category. The program was recognised as being essential to help educate our future generation with lifesaving water safety skills.’

The program is inclusive to all students in year 4, even those who require wheelchair access are encouraged to participate.

Expressions of interest from local primary schools are now being accepted for the 2019 Canterbury Survival Swim Program. For more information, please contact marketing@canterbury.com.au

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