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Royal Life Saving Australia

WE SWIM campaign – LIFE IS BETTER WHEN WE SWIM



We Swim is inspiring parents across Australia to take action to ensure their children enjoy all the benefits of swimming.
WHY SHOULD WE SWIM?
We’ve all missed out on so much because of COVID-19.
Swim schools and local pools across the country, have been hit hard by mandated closures and restrictions. Millions of lessons have been missed. This threatens to have tragic consequences for many Australians and may create a generation of non-swimmers.
Research shows that almost half of 12 year olds can’t swim continuously for 50 metres or float for 2 minutes in deep water – a basic swimming and water safety benchmark. Disturbingly, COVID led closures have amplified a long-term trend of children in this critical age group not taking or continuing lessons.
Given our national lifestyle, swimming is a vital life skill. Not being able to swim diminishes enjoyment of life and puts lives at risk, now and in the future.
When children learn to swim, it opens up a world of possibility. They get the opportunity to enjoy water activities and be involved in water-based sports, school camps, beach holidays, riverside camping and playing with friends and family at the pool, just to name a few.
Through swimming lessons, they learn to recognise and understand risk factors as they enter their teens and adulthood to be able to make better decisions in and around the water to keep themselves and those around them safe.
Aquatic facilities, swim schools and swimming can play a major role in individuals and our communities coming back from the recent COVID experience strong and healthy in mind and body. In bringing communities together, facilities and swim schools continue their essential role in ensuring Australian families are safe, confident and happy in and around the water.

We are a Royal Lifesaving Training Partner.

For a full list of courses please visit: https://www.royallifesaving.com.au/