The Royal Life Saving Society's Swim and Survive Program provides a broad, balanced program of swimming, water safety and survival skills. The program prepares children of all abilities for a lifetime of safe activity in, on or near the water. The program is made up of three smaller programs for different age categories:
Wonder (Infant Program)
Wonder is a water familiarisation program. It is designed specifically for children aged six months to 36 months. It is a great chance to enhance the bond between parent and child in a fun and relaxing environment.
The Wonder classes are taught with parent or carer and child together in the water. Parents are integral to a child’s aquatic education by providing guidance and support of activities and songs that aid the development of water familiarisation, exploration and water safety skills.
Wonder has three awards that are arranged by age groups. Classes are conducted in the warm water pool (33 degrees).
Courage (Pre-school program)
Courage is the water confidence component of the Swim and Survive program. It is designed for children aged three to five years.
The Courage classes are fundamental to the development of basic foundation skills in swimming, survival and water safety. We guide children through fun and safe activities, gradually building upon their breathing, floating and movement skills; supporting and encouraging independence.
Courage has five awards for children to progress through as they build confidence and develop new skills.
Maximum of four children per class.
Active (School-age Program)
Active is the Swimming and Water Safety component of the Swim and Survive program. It is designed for children aged five to 14 years.
The Active classes emphasise that the skills learnt in the program not only save lives, but provide a foundation for participation in a range of aquatic recreation, fitness and sporting activities. These classes work on stroke technique as well as water safety, survival and basic rescue skills.