Swimming Throughout the Colder Months – Myths & Facts

Despite the many myths associated with swimming lessons in winter, there are many reasons why children should continue throughout the colder months.

Not only is swimming a great way to stay active and healthy, exercising contributes to a stronger immune system which means children are less likely to catch a cold and more likely to stay confident and remember the vital survival skills they learnt throughout Summer. Please encourage parents in your school community to continue to enrol their children in swimming and water safety lessons throughout winter.  To locate your nearest Swim and Survive provider, please click HERE.

Despite the many myths associated with swimming lessons in winter, there are many reasons why children should continue throughout the colder months.

Swimming pools are also likely to have more pool space available. Term 1 and Term 4 are usually the busiest time for aquatic centres as not only are swimming lessons more popular, many schools also have their swimming programs and carnivals during this time.

Having extra pool space can also be further support school teachers who deliver their own swimming programs. Did you know that Life Saving Victoria offer Aquatic Professional Development workshops? PD topics such as ‘From Open Water to Pool’ and ‘Stroke Development’ workshops will keep your teachers refreshed and motivated throughout winter. Workshops can be tailored to your team and link to Swim and Survive levels where appropriate.

For more information regarding Aquatic PD Workshops, please contact Jennifer Howgate on 9676 6942 or email Jennifer.Howgate@lsv.com.au.

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