Adult Group Lessons
Did you never have the opportunity to learn to swim? Could you save your child if they were in trouble? Do you miss out on all the fun in the sun with your family that swimming provides?
It is NEVER too late to learn, so we have introduced a specific group program of Adult Learn To Swim and Water Confidence classes! Make this year your year to overcome your fear of the water and let’s get swimming! All the teachers are Austswim qualified and can teach you from being an absolute beginner right through to advanced stroke correction.
Our Adult Group lessons are 1 hour in duration, $20 per lesson, paid up-front through your customer app and are delivered in an 8 – 10 week block in line with NSW school terms.
Available days and timings:
CLASSES FULLY BOOKED!
Keep an eye out on this page for next available blocks mid April.
Included in the price is also a FREE 10 visit swim pass, that will be populated to your account once first week of block has commenced. These passes can only be used at Nepean Aquatic Centre. Please refer to our app for bookings or if you require any further assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
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See you soon – Love To Swim, Swim for Safety, Swim for Life!
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Lessons – $20 a lessons (within a 8 – 10 week block)
Why is adult learn to swim important? Of the 291 people who drowned last year, 219 were aged 25 or over, and the average age was 43 years. In the 25 – 34 year age group this represented a 5% increase against the ten year average, and in the 65 and over age group we saw a 27% increase in drownings. The most common activity undertaken before drowning occurred was swimming / recreating, falling or jumping into the water, or being on a boat – all activities we would all hope to enjoy without fear. However sometimes an incident occurs which tests the skills of adult swimmers, often with a tragic outcome.
Sometimes when parents cannot swim they are less likely to have their children in Learn to Swim programs, and there are also cultural factors that influence participation rates. A recent Royal Life Saving Australia survey showed that children of participants who were born in another country were significantly less likely to be participating in lessons (or have participated previously) than those who were born in Australia. Children of participants who spoke a language other than English at home were also significantly less likely to be participating in lessons (or have participated previously) than those who did not speak another language at home. Sadly, 20 of the people who drowned last year were overseas tourists, predominantly from European (45%) and Asian (40%) countries. Our Australian aquatic environments can be fierce and challenging, so as much education as possible across all sectors of the community is what we are aiming for.
Royal Life Saving Australia advise that adults test their skills and fitness in the controlled environment of a public swimming pool prior to recreating in open water locations, such as beaches and rivers, particularly if they have not been in this type of aquatic location for some time or if their swimming skills have not been maintained. They also encourage participation in a Royal Life Saving’s Bronze Medallion or Grey Medallion course or Adult Learn to Swim course to revise important swimming skills and water safety knowledge.
Fear, never having the opportunity to learn, being raised in another country where swimming is not intrinsically linked to the culture and lifestyle, or embarrassment at not being able to swim should not hold you back from learning to swim in your adult years. It is never too late to learn, and to then be able to join in on all the fun in the sun with your family that swimming provides. Not to mention being able to help a member of your family if they got into trouble in the water. Enrolling in an adult Learn to Swim course is particularly important if you had limited or no exposure to swimming as a child.