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No Floatation Devices

Floatation devices such as swim vests, arm bands, puddle jumper, water wings or swim trainers are NOT a substitute for supervision. They can give a child a false sense of security in water and create dependant behaviour of being vertical in water. Unfortunately, the child

A child’s response to water

Children can respond differently to water. The article referenced below by North Shore Pediatric Therapy provides a valuable insight into the different sensory stages children experience with swimming, such as; Motor Planning Proprioception Vestibular Tactile

Royal Life Saving Drowning Report 2017

The Royal Life Saving Drowning Report for 2016/17 serves as a sobering reminder the barriers advocated by the industry to protect our children in and around water are failing. 32% increase in the drowning deaths in children aged 0-4 years 45% of children aged 0-4 yea

Swimming out of your comfort zone

We are all guilty of continuing to do things we are comfortable with because it feels familiar, safe and secure. Each of us has our own comfort zone, be it psychological, emotional or behavioural. By stepping out of our comfort zone we challenge ourselves to transition,

Muscle memory and Swimming

                          ‘Muscle memory’ is an unconscious process. It is the movement which muscles become accustomed to over time. With practice, skeletal muscle ac

What are the most suitable swim lessons for my child?

The decision on the type of swim lessons for a child is a personal decision many new and existing parents struggle with and admit to facing hurdles such as location and cost which often override lesson effectiveness or suitability. Children as young as 6 months, are encoura

No toys in lessons

At Kids Aquatic Survival School WE DON'T use toys in our Survival and Learn to Swim Program to distract children from crying. We focus on learning skills that will develop the child's confidence. We support the child and work through the real issue as to why they are cry

Swimming older children

We have many children aged 5 years + that come to KASS from years of traditional swimming lessons. Some have been taught: 1. Wearing floatation devices 2. With Parents in the water with them 3. Wearing goggles 4. In a vertical swimming position. Whereby the child lif

No Bubble Blowing

AT KASS we DON’T teach children to Blow Bubbles in lessons Why? It is unsafe for an infant to blow bubbles as this dramatically limits the time they could hold their breath if they ever got into trouble. They also need air in their lungs for buoyancy. At KASS we have and

Competence before Confidence

“Many Australian children enter into an aquatic experience without any understanding of their personal capabilities or limitations….It is vitally important we provide children with the opportunity to undertake progressive aquatic skill development that considers the expe

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