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13+ years

13+ years

No matter the abilities or aspirations our swimming, water safety and lifesaving pathways seek to provide opportunities to learn, grow and interact. Our aim is to open the door for participants to a lifetime of safe aquatic recreation, active participation and even a career pathway.

What programs are available?

  • Swim and Survive
  • Lifesaving awards including Bronze Star and Bronze Medallion
  • Competition in Lifesaving Sport
  • Resuscitation and first aid courses
  • Training courses for teaching, coaching, and lifeguarding

What’s in it for participants?

Loads of learning and personal outcomes like:

  • Learning new skills and refining others
  • Increasing knowledge and understanding
  • Building leadership and team skills
  • Establishing new friendships
  • Interacting with peers
  • Achieving goals and tackling challenges

Plus, it’s a stack of fun and you gain vital swimming and lifesaving skills.

National Benchmark for 17 years

Continuing to participate in swimming and lifesaving is essential to keep our young Australians safe in and around water.

All Australians at the age of 17 years should be able to:

  • Understand behaviours that affect personal safety in aquatic environments and activities
  • Assist others to exit deep water using bystanders
  • Float, scull or tread water for 5 minutes and signal for help
  • Swim continuously for 400 metres
  • Search in a deep water environment and recover a person
  • Respond to an emergency and provide first aid
  • Rescue an unconscious person in deep water
  • Perform a survival sequence wearing heavy clothing

Late starters

We understand that some teenagers have not had the opportunity to learn to swim or have basic skills they want to improve so they can join in the fun with their friends. Swim and Survive is inclusive for all and teenagers can join in too!