Swim & Survive Partner Pool Professional Development Series

The ASTA delivers the Royal Life Saving Swim & Survive program, a broad and balanced program teaching a range of skills and knowledge to develop swimming, water safety, survival and basic rescue skills. It aims to develop a strong and safety aware swimmer who has a healthy respect for the aquatic environment.

Swim and Survive is a swimming and water safety initiative of Royal Life Saving that seeks to increase swimming and water safety skills of Australian children in order to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity

EDUCATE THE PARENTS TO TEACH THE CHILD

This session will inform teachers on different ways to communicate to parents of Wonder (Infant) classes and why this communication is the key to a successful class.  Also encourage teachers to explain WHY they do certain skills a certain way (safety) and explain WHY routine is essential to an infant/baby program.  (Safety) Songs are a fun way to teach skills but they’re not the only way.  Let’s explore some other ways. (Dry Session)

Date: Tuesday 31 July

Time: 12.30 – 2.30pm

Presenter: Shannon Broughill

TAKE YOUR SWIM SCHOOL OUT OF THE POOL AND INTO YOUR COMMUNITY

This session will inspire you to look at other ways you can deliver a quality water safety program without even getting wet.

Whether you are interested in just promoting your swim school as a simple community service, or want a completely structured “pre-school water safety rescue program” that is specifically designed for pre-schools in the community, then this session will provide you with all the tools. (Dry Session)

Date: Friday 17 August

Time: 12.30 – 2.30pm

Presenter: Deb Riddington

BREASTROKE… WHAT ARE YOU TEACHING?

Survival breaststroke and competitive breaststroke are both important components in LTS but are two completely different strokes useful for two completely different reasons.

So when do you start the teaching of formal competitive breaststroke? Not all swimming teachers come from a competitive swimming background, so this session will break down this stroke thoroughly with useful drills and how to correct and identify faults. (Dry & Wet Session)

Date: Wednesday 19 September

Time: 12.30 – 2.30pm

Presenter: Deb Riddington

DISABILITY CASE STUDIES

Rhonda Fitton, winner of AUSTSWIM Teacher of People with a Disability 2011, will discuss with you the journey she has been on with a couple of young swimmers with disabilities and how she has worked with them and their families to teach them to swim.  You’ll hear about the tears and the tantrums as well as the joy and laughter. (Dry Session)

Date: Thursday 11 October

Time: 12.30 – 2.30pm

Presenter: Rhonda Fitton

All sessions and courses will be conducted at:

AQUATIC SAFETY TRAINING ACADEMY, 78 BEST ROAD, SEVEN HILLS  NSW  (HILLS SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL)

It is important that you book into these sessions and courses by contacting the Aquatic Safety Training Academy on 02 8814 8637.

These professional development sessions are available to Swim and Survive Partner Pool Examiners for FREE.  Swim and Survive Partner Pool Examiners must present there PARTNER POOL EXAMINER CARD at the session. Non Partner Pool Swim Teachers can access these sessions but are required to pay the advertised fee of $25.00 per session.

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