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Safety before Smiles

Young children are inherently curious, inquisitive and don't generally perceive danger. Therefore, as parents we understand the need to set firm boundaries in order to keep our children safe. Firm boundaries such as, children must be secure in a car seat at all times in a

Barbara’s story

Barbara is a 3.5 year old girl from the Philippines. She is from a non-English speaking family and came to Australia only six months ago. Back home, Barbara experienced a non-fatal drowning incident which involved falling into a body of water. Her mother watched helplessl

Swimming Progression

Children’s swimming progression in the KASS Survival and Learn to Swim Program is accelerated. In just WEEKS parents see results. Once children finish the intensive KASS Survival and Learn to Swim Program and commence weekly KASS Transitional lessons, their progress

Turn, Reach & Grab Safety

KASS lessons provide students with safe, effective opportunities to learn about being in the water and how to respond appropriately to the demands placed on them by that environment. One of the many vital survival skills we teach children in the KASS Survival and Learn to

Aquatic Behaviour

Water safety is an attitude that is built up through repeated experiences. Therefore, BEHAVIOUR in and around water is very IMPORTANT. The commonly referred terms include head first entries, jumping entries both of which encourage the child to jump and submerge into water

2018 Term Information

NSW KASS pools and offices will be closed from 23 December to 2 January 2018 NSW School Holidays are from Monday 25 December to Friday 26 January 2018 Survival Lessons continue as normal in School Holidays   Term 1 is from Monday 29th January to Friday

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,