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  • Writer's pictureLeaona Pilling

Swim to Survive Essential for Children

With swimming programs in high demand, LEAD Childcare will introduce a Swim to Survive water safety program this year.


Teaching children to swim from an early age has been a strong founding belief for a local Queensland family-owned Early Learning Service provider. For the past five years, LEAD Childcare has been teaching children how to swim and equipping many children in the Moreton Bay area with these lifesaving skills, to survive in the water.


“The Swim to Survive program will not only educate children on the dangers associated with the different kinds of water hazards and potential risks but will also equip them with the skills to do in a water emergency.

Currently, the Swimming program is available at four of the LEAD Childcare services in the Moreton Bay area. It is offered to each child enrolled from the age of six weeks and older. The program aims to deliver a water safety and swimming program for children, focusing on trauma-free lessons so that our children feel comfortable and happy in the pool. All swim instructors are fully qualified with Austswim or Swim Australia and hold their Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Qualifications.


All pools at the LEAD Childcare Burpengary, LEAD Childcare Mango Hill, LEAD Childcare Mango Hill Village and LEAD Childcare Rothwell services are heated and run the Swimming program year-round. Ratios in the pool are lower than industry requirements, ensuring the child and instructor are fully focused on the lesson. Under three years of age, the ratio is 1:1, with the ratio for three years and older being 1:4.


With the Swimming program in high demand, LEAD Childcare is looking to expand the program to include all 14 LEAD Childcare services across Queensland. This year will see an extension of the Swimming Program, with LEAD Childcare introducing a Swim to Survive water safety program. The Swim to Survive program will not only educate children on the dangers associated with the different kinds of water hazards and potential risks but will also equip them with the skills to do in a water emergency. The Swim to Survive program will be delivered to all children enrolled at any of the 14 LEAD Childcare services throughout Queensland at levels appropriate to each individual age group.


For more information on the Swimming program or the Swim to Survive program available at LEAD Childcare, visit www.leadchildcare.com.au, email: info@leadchildcare.com.au or call 1300 532 322.

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