During Week 2 all Year 4 classes participated in swimming lessons at the Adelaide Aquatic Swimming Centre. Swimming is part of the curriculum and is another way we can be active whilst learning about water safety. The skills we developed were:
- Water confidence
- Survival in the water
- Swimming technique
- Rescue of others
- Water safety
- Endurance and fitness
We were placed in small groups that matched our swimming ability and for an hour and a half each day we worked with our instructors to develop our swimming skills and knowledge.
On Friday we were able to participate in some fun games with the highlight being the water slides and dancing to the famous YMCA song. This was a great way to finish a big week in the pool!
Below is a video about swimming safely in the pool and ocean.
We have also had the discussion in class about making swimming compulsory in all schools and some students in the class even had this for a persuasion topic last term. Here is a BTN video that discusses the possibility of making this happen.
There is also a website called Swim and Survive that has some wonderful information about water safety along with some interactive games and activities that relate to swimming safely in pools and the ocean. You can check it all out HERE . You can find the games section under the Kids Zone menu!
What was one skill you learnt during swimming lessons this week?
What did you enjoy most about the lessons?
Why do you think learning about water safety is important for both adults and children?