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,

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

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

We DON’T dunk, throw or teach bubble blowing in our lessons!

We AGREE that children should not be thrown or dunked into any body of water or taught bubble blowing from a young age. In the latest SMH article "Swimming champion urges rethink on the ‘traumatising’ way we teach children to swim", Journalist Julie Powers reference

Breath Control

Final test in clothes once child is fully competent in survival At KASS we have and always will focus on learned breath control as a priority in all lessons. Before any child moves through the path of lessons, they are taught to take a breath and hold their breath be

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 helplessly

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

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

Reality Check

The 2019 Royal Life Saving Drowning Report was released this month and it’s a crude and shocking reminder of the lives lost and the lives left behind forever morning their loved ones to a preventable death. 860 drowning incidents occurred in Australia 2018-2019. New Sout

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