learn to swim Archives | Moss Vale Aquatic Centre

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November 12, 2019
Superhero Safety Week starts Monday 18th November!

Safety Week is upon us, and this year BlueFit Swimming are asking students to come dressed up as their favourite Superhero!

Safety Week is an important initiative that takes place during your regular swimming lessons. Within the lesson there will be a focus on water safety skills such as floating, survival sequences, treading water, survival strokes and basic rescue techniques.

We encourage all students to bring shorts and t-shirts to swim in during their swimming lesson. Infants are encouraged to wear a t-shirt, parents and caregivers are also encouraged to wear a shirt. This creates a real life scenario, if your child is in an accident they will be in clothes. We want to ensure your child is prepared and safe this summer.

Don’t be alarmed by the changes, these skills are simply to offer additional focus on water safety and education in a fun environment. In the end we want to provide the best possible water safety outcomes for your child. Safety week provides us with the opportunity to focus on skills which could ultimately save a child’s life.

We will also be giving out prizes for the best dressed students! We look forward to seeing our little superheros!

What is Safety Week?

Safety Week is an important initiative that takes place during your regular swimming lessons. During Safety Week students will learn various safety skills. We encourage all parents to bring clothes their child can swim in to enhance the quality of learning.

Why is Safety Week Important?

The Royal Life Saving annual drowning report sadly recorded 276 people lost their lives due to drowning in 2019. As one of Australia’s largest swim school providers, we feel BlueFit has the responsibility to our communities to deliver a service that not only emphasises the importance of learning to swim, but also the skills to be safe and aware in and around water.

Safety week provides us with the opportunity to include additional skills into the swimming program which could ultimately save a child’s life.

What do you need to bring?

All preschool and school age children need to bring shorts and t-shirts to swim in during their swimming lesson. All infants and parents or care givers need to both bring a t-shirt to wear during swimming lessons.

This is imperative as we simulate swimming in clothing and what swimming techniques could help save your child’s life.

For more information about the program contact enquiries@bluefitswimming.com.au or please give us a call on 02 4868 1967 or speak to one of our friendly staff at the centre.


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September 25, 2019

Did you know that 276 lost their lives to drowning in Australia last year?

As we head into warmer weather let’s work together to keep our children safe. Please make sure you actively supervise your children at the Centre. That means being in the water with them if they are under 5 or weak swimmers. For older children please watch them at all times and avoid distractions such as mobile phones.

Below are prevention strategies of drowning from Royal Life Saving:

  • Active supervision by parents or carers of children
  • Be aware of pre-existing medical conditions
    and physical limitations
  • Understand the possible adverse effects of
    medications
  • Follow safety rules displayed around the pool area
  • Follow directions issued by staff and lifeguards
  • Inform a lifeguard if a non-swimmer, or of any
    relevant medical conditions
  • Learn swimming and water safety skills (find out about our BlueFit Swimming program here)

You can see Royal Life Saving’s 10 Year Analysis on Drowning here for more information.


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September 10, 2019

With the warmer weather on its way, it’s important to remind parents how learning to swim is a life skill as drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children aged 0-4yrs old.

Choosing the right swim school for your child is as important as learning how to swim, not only does it provide great health benefits but it equips children with a skill for life! It increases children’s knowledge and skills for water safety and allows them to enjoy swimming safely.

BlueFit Swimming offers an industry-leading learn to swim program for babies through to adults. Enrol now in our program and ensure your child is swim-ready for Summer

If you have any questions about our swimming programs, be sure to click here!


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August 19, 2019

To celebrate Book Week (17th August – 23rd August) we are sharing with you BlueFit Swimming’s Kids Book Pack Giveaway!

On the 17th of August, we will be sharing the details on how to win so make sure you have liked our BlueFit Swimming Facebook page to find out how to enter to win our prize pack valued at over $200.

Good luck and we look forward to announcing our winner!


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August 19, 2019

Celebrating adult learners’ week from the 1st – 8th September 2019, we are offering new students their first swimming lesson for free!

It’s never too late to learn, refine or master your swimming skills. Living on the largest island in the world means we are constantly surrounded by water which is why it is so important that swimming is recognised as an important LIFE skill. Contact reception, enquire on our website or send us an email at mossvale@bluefitswimming.com.au to book or for more information!

 


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May 3, 2019

Ari and Ashley are both squad students that train at Moss Vale Aquatic Centre and had the opportunity to compete at state. Ari is a squad member coached by Ben Blaik and Kirrilee Bracht. He is also a part of the Moss Vale Amateur Swimming Club that ran racing meets on Friday evening throughout Terms 4 and 1. Ashely has been attending Moss Vale Aquatic Centre since the day it opened, which is now going on 6 years. She has been in our Squad program work her way up from mini to gold level in this time.

Ari has had a fantastic season of swimming. In February, he won Junior Boys Champion at the Wingecarribee District PSSA Swimming Carnival. He also deserves a massive congratulations on competing in six events at the South Coast Regional PSSA Swimming Carnival, coming 2nd in the Junior Boys 50m Butterfly in the following month.

He had a great swim and shaved 5 sec off his qualifying time to finish with a personal best of 42.62 sec. This result meant Ari qualified to compete at the NSW PSSA swimming carnival at Homebush. At the State Carnival, he had a fantastic swim getting another personal best of 39.74 sec. He finished 5th in his heat and 22nd, overall out of 39.

Also this year Ashley has been 14 years age champion at Chevalier and was under 14s girl champion at the southern highlands twilight zone. She was competing against all high schools in the southern highlands, which is amazing!

To achieve this Ashley trains up to 7 sessions a week both morning and evenings as well as competing at Moss Vale Swim Club on Friday evening, and other carnivals on the weekends.

We would like to congratulate all of our learn to swim and squad students in their amazing efforts during their carnival season. It has been an amazing effort and is thrilling to hear of all the triumphs of those who made it to state levels.

We would also like to congratulate Jessica Wray and Leo Zhu on your dedication to Moss Vale Aquatic Centre and for your brilliant swim season leading you to state.