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Kids Aquatic Survival School

It's not just about swimming... It's about surviving.* Kids Aquatic Survival School (K.A.S.S) provides highly effective individualised one-on-one aquatic survival instruction for children 6 months to 6 years.
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Kids Aquatic Survival School shared Kids Aquatic Survival School Dingley Village's video.Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at 10:41pm
A happy little floater after 20 lessons. Jackson is only 11 months old.

Floating is an important skill for infants and young children to learn as it not only develops their natural buoyancy in water but is a vital survival skill which can translate to all aquatic environments and throughout all stages of life.

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Lesson number 20 (week 4) and Jackson is floating independantly for 8 seconds. All this while giving big smiles to the French mom of another student 😛 #Friday #floattobreathe #KASS #training
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Kids Aquatic Survival School shared Kids Aquatic Survival School Dingley Village's post.Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 9:31pm
11 month old Jackson can float independently after 20 lessons.

Another KASS baby who loves to float. Well done Kids Aquatic Survival School Dingley Village
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Kids Aquatic Survival SchoolTuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 8:22pm
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 Swim Program is to turn, reach and grab safety.

At KASS lessons, the training environment is the pool, and therefore safety is the pool edge. This helps to show the child that the wall is secure and safe.

At KASS we discuss goals with the parent and how we intend to realise those goals based on what we observe their child doing in the water each lesson. We teach children the turn, reach and grab safety survival skill by placing the child in different positions in the pool and prompt the child to turn to the wall, which we refer to as wall turns.

Initially the child is placed on different angles to the wall with one of the child’s hands on the wall and his face above the water. The child is placed not facing directly at the wall. They are placed in the water at a slight angle and they have to work on turning and grabbing onto the wall. Every time the child grabs the wall they are to hold with two hands this encourages them to use two hands to hold the wall no matter how they grab onto the wall.

As the child masters one skill we then increase the difficultly in small increments. This would involve a greater distance from the wall so the child’s hand does not touch it and our proximity to the child, so the child begins to problem solve and use the learned aquatic survival skills to reach the wall and grab the edge. We then increase the difficulty again and progress to a sit-in whereby the child in placed into the water from a sitting position out of the water on the pool edge.

The child is always encouraged to turn to the wall/pool edge, NOT the instructor.

We want children to identify the pool edge as safety, because the instructor or parent won’t be in the water with them in an aquatic emergency such as should they accidentally fall into water unnoticed, which is how nearly 80% of toddlers in Australia drown.

Call 1800 543 779 to learn more or visit www.infantswim.com.au

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Kids Aquatic Survival SchoolTuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 9:23am
Turn, Reach and Grab Safety - NOT the instructor

Read more about why it's a vital skill we teach as part of the KASS Survival and Learn to Swim Program

http://www.infantswim.com.au/latest-news-2/turn-reach-grab-safety/
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Kids Aquatic Survival School shared TODAY's video.Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 9:37am
“Aussie kids don't know basic survival skills”

KASS kids do!

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There's a new push for swimming lessons to be made compulsory following concerns a growing number of Aussie kids don't know basic survival skills. Peak water safety bodies have launched the "Save our Schoolkids" initiative, which is calling on the Queensland Government to commit to compulsory swimming lessons in primary schools. Do you think this is a good idea? #9Today
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Kids Aquatic Survival SchoolThursday, February 15th, 2018 at 11:57am
There is so much involved when learning a stroke. At KASS, instructors use progressive part strategies which breaks the stroke down to achievable tasks. This ensures children don’t feel overwhelmed and stay positive. #kidsaquaticsurvivalschool #transitionallessons #stroke