The Ferny Hills Swimming Pool is an accredited Royal Life Saving Water Safety Program.
At Ferny Hills we believe children need more than just swimming skills to keep them safe from harm. The skills and knowledge learnt through the Swim and Survive program provides a level of protection and aims to provide children with solid foundation skills in swimming, survival and basic rescue.
Skills and knowledge learnt in the Swim and Survive program provides a level of protection and aims to provide children with solid foundation skills in swimming, survival and basic rescue skills.
Wonder, Courage and Active have been chosen as the Swim and Survive Program Titles to reflect the hopes and aspirations of children and families as they embark on a lifetime of fun and safety in the water.
Wonder is the water familiarisation component of the Swim and Survive program, designed specifically for children aged 6 to 36 months. Wonder is a child-centred program which is taught with parent or carer and child together in the water. Parents are an integral part of their child's aquatic education by providing guidance and support through activities that provide for the development of water familiarisation, exploration and water safety skills.
Courage is the water confidence component of the Swim and Survive program, and is designed for children aged 3 to 5 years. Courage is fundamental to the development of basic foundation skills in swimming, survival and water safety, as is a positive attitude towards learning these essential skills.
Active is the Swimming and Water Safety component of the Swim and Survive program, and is designed for children aged 5 - 14 years. This component of Swim and Survive has been around for over 30 years, with almost 15 million Australians gaining a Swim and Survive award since its inception. Active is used to emphasise that the skills learnt in the program not only save lives, but provide a foundation for participation in a range of aquatic recreation, fitness and sporting activities.