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5 years +

5 years +

Swim and Survive is the perfect environment for kids to consolidate foundation skills, acquire new skills and increase distance and duration, all while having fun, being challenged and making friends. Our aim is to build a nation of strong swimmers to enjoy the water safely. No matter the abilities or aspirations our swimming, water safety and lifesaving pathways seek to provide opportunities to learn, grow and interact. We open the door for participants to a lifetime of safe aquatic recreation, active participation and even a career pathway.


  • Ages from 5 years and up
  • Focus on personal survival, water safety and lifesaving to complement strong swimming skills
  • Active practise, activity, and scenario-based learning
  • Progressions to achieve National Benchmarks and beyond
  • Lifesaving awards including Bronze Star and Bronze Medallion
  • Pathway into Competition in Lifesaving Sport
  • Pathway into Competitive Swimming

What will my child learn?

  • Entries and exits for a range of aquatic environments
  • Floating, rotation and orientation skills in various positions
  • Survival skills, techniques and strategies for emergency situations
  • Underwater and search skills
  • Swimming and survival strokes
  • Rescue methods for different situations
  • Hazards and personal safety around water
  • An understanding of personal aquatic abilities and limitations
  • Actions to get help and respond to an emergency including basic resuscitation

Safety and inclusivity for all children

Everyone has the potential to acquire and develop swimming and water safety skills, so we aim to create a positive, safe, and inclusive experience for all.

Acquisition and consolidation

Children will participate at their own ability and progress through levels as they acquire skills and knowledge. It’s important to consolidate the skills before moving on to more complex and challenging tasks.

National Swimming and Water Safety Framework

Swim and Survive offers your child the opportunity to achieve the development milestones of the National Swimming and Water Safety Framework and meet and exceed the National Benchmarks. The Benchmark for a 6 year old is Level 3, a 12 year old is Level 7, and a 17 year old is Bronze Medallion

Pathway Options

Once students have graduated from level 7, they have the option to choose 2 different pathways. One option is to progress through to a Bronze Star and Bronze Medallion, with a pathway into Surf Lifesaving or even a career as a lifeguard. Students can also choose to join our pre squad and squad program, where you will focus on the 4 competitive strokes and build fitness and endurance in preparation for competitive swimming

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!