Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Learn to swim for life

There has been an unprecedented number of drownings in NSW over the past couple of weeks, and an increase in drowning deaths overall, particularly in children under five. (Link to news story)

The Macarthur region offers many opportunities for learn to swim programs, including intensive programs during the school holidays. Some swim schools even visit playgroups and community groups to conduct safety sessions. No pool is necessary; they use visuals and demonstrations to teach young children about safety around pools.
Kings swim school visit to Campbelltown Halfpints playgroup

Below is a list of venues in the Macarthur region offering swimming lessons. Some public schools also offer intensive learn to swim programs during term time. It is never too early or too soon to learn to swim.

Each of Campbelltown Council's leisure centres - Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre, Eagle Vale Central, and Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre in Bradbury offer swimming lessons for children (from six months) and adults. For more information on fees and timetables, check out their website.

Camden Council offers premium swimming and leisure facilities in the Camden Local Government Area.

Private swim schools in Macarthur

Kingswim at Macarthur Square
Jump! swim school at Minto
Starfish swim school at Leumeah
Swimaway in Camden and Narellan
Atlantis Aquatic Swim Centre in Smeaton Grange
Smeaton Grange Learn to Swim School can be found on Facebook

Special needs
Rainbow Club runs swimming programs for children with a disability, currently operating out of Eagle Vale leisure centre.
The Melissa Corby learn to swim school also caters for children with special needs and operates out of Mary Brooksbank school in Rosemeadow (Facebook link)

And a reminder that if you're heading to the beach this summer, please swim between the flags.

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