One of the most important skills children in Australia should learn is how to swim. In 2016, 41 people drowned in New South Wales and these alarming figures continue to rise. Australia is a country fortunate to be surrounded by water that is accessible to everyone from a young age. Swimming is not only a skill for life, it is also essential for the development of overall motor skills and is a compulsory requirement of the PDHPE syllabus in New South Wales. The 10 day swim program for all students at Arkana College to attend is compulsory.
The program will commence on Monday 11th September and conclude on Friday 22nd September 2017. The daily lessons are 45 minutes in length and will cater for swimmers of all abilities from absolute beginners to advanced squad swimmers. This year’s program will be hosted at the new Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre (Bexley Pool). All of the groups will swim inside with the more advanced groups making use of the outdoor pool at times throughout the 10 day program.
The Timetable will be as follows:
1. Years 5 and 6 from 0930-1015
2. Years 3 and 4 from 1020-1105
3. Years 1 and 2 from 1105-1150
4. Kindergarten from 1400-1445. Kindy parents are encouraged to attend to assist their child after swimming.