Term 4 – 2015 Information Bulletin

Term 4 – 2015 Information Bulletin

Term 4 Mon 5 Oct – Sat 19 Dec

2016
School Holiday Program -TBC
Mon 18 Jan – Fri 22 Jan

Term 1 Wed 27 Jan – Thurs 24 March
Term 2 Mon 11 Apr – Sat 25 June
Term 3 Mon 11 Jul – Sat 17 Sept
Term 4 Mon 3 Oct – Sat 17 Dec

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families. I hope everyone had a great break over the holidays.

Are you a Water Hero?

Take the online quiz at www.waterhero.com.au

• Be Aware – Don’t let kids out of your sight

• Be Secure – Keep fences and gates locked up tight

• Be Confident – Learn to Swim, and how to get to safety

• Be Prepared – Always have a plan in case of emergency

What are the Benefits of learning to Swim Several Strokes

  • When you swim several strokes you use more muscles and your body gets a better workout.
  •  The risk of a swimming injury is decreased because you don’t always stress the body with the same movements and the musculature is more balanced.
  • Your swimming fun is increased because your lessons are more varied when you can choose among strokes.
  • The skills that you learn in one stroke can often be transferred to another swim stroke. For example, the balance skills that you learn for the freestyle are also needed in backstroke. Or the body undulation that you need for the butterfly stroke is also an asset while swimming breaststroke.
  • Knowing several types of swimming strokes can also be a big advantage for those in triathlons. Obviously, if you know freestyle you will swim faster and tire less than if you only swim breaststroke during the event. Switching to breaststroke in turn can be interesting when you need orient yourself, as you have better visibility than when you are swimming front crawl. And if you know backstroke, you can roll on your back when you are tired and take a few strokes in that position to recover.
    (Enjoy swimming Aug 2015-Christophe)

    Our Team

Please be aware we have some changes to rosters.

Monday Emma
Monday Evening Ash, & Mikki
Tuesday Sarah
Tuesday Evening Mikki & Matt
Wednesday Sarah
Wednesday Evening Katie & Ash
Thursday Sarah
Thursday Evening Mikki & Matt
Friday Emma
Friday Evening Lauren & Nick
Saturday Ash, Gen, Lauren & Katie

We will be running a number of shadowing lessons as part of our teacher’s professional development. You may therefore have two teachers in some lessons as we each watch and learn plus provide feedback to each other.
This is part of our continuing commitment to ensuring we have quality and consistency in our teaching and that all lessons continue to be tailored to meet the needs of your child.

Swim SAFER

A couple of years ago we became part of Swim Australia’s SwimSAFER program. Across all the program, the one central idea is that nothing we do can make children “safe”, but all the things we do in combination can go a long way to reducing a child’s risk around the water.
This includes things children themselves become aware of and do.

National Swim SAFER Week is from
Monday 23 November – Saturday 28 November 2015.

We encourage all children to practice all of the SwimSAFER week’s activities without their goggles on. Although this can be uncomfortable – in reality they would rarely have goggles on in an accidental fall in. During Swim SAFER week we will swim in clothes for each lesson apart from water familiarisation.

Swim SAFER talks about “LAYERS OF PROTECTION”

Four levels of safety measures that must be applied together and at all times in and around any aquatic environment.

Be Aware – Don’t let kids out of your sight
Be Secure – Keep fences and gates locked up tight
Be Confident – Learn to Swim, and how to get to safety
Be Prepared – Always have a plan in case of emergency

BE SECURE

If you have a home pool now is the time to check and make sure that the fences and gates are still SECURE.

Remember just because your child has had swimming lessons and can swim does not mean that they are SAFE in the water, they are SAFER, NEVER SAFE.

What is the history of swimming?

Human beings have been swimming for millennia. According to Wikipedia, Stone Age cave drawings depict individuals swimming and there are written references in the Bible and the Greek poems “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” dating back 1,500 to 2,000 years. There are even Egyptian clay seals from 4000 BC showing four swimmers doing a version of the crawl, and the most famous swimming drawings were apparently found in the Kebir desert and were estimated to be from around 4000 BC.
According to the Encyclopaedia of Traditional British Rural Sports, literature specifically related to swimming grew in the middle ages. It is believed that the first book devoted to swimming was Colymbetes by Nicolas Wynman written in 1538, and a more widely recognized text, De Arte Nantandi, was published in Latin by Everard Digby in 1587. The encyclopedia also reports that swimming was required of knights and that Romans built bathhouses and pools in the cities they conquered to serve as social clubs and places to exercise.
Organized swimming began in the 1800s and 1900s with the creation of swimming associations and clubs(for example, the Balmain Amateur Swim Club in 1883 – the oldest in Australia) that competed against each other. There are reports from that era of swimming clubs in Australia, England, France, Germany, and the United States. High-profile events also contributed to swimming’s visibility. For instance, Matthew Webb swam the English Channel in 1875.
Competitive swimming continued to grow in popularity during the 1800s and was included in the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. In 1904, the Olympics in St. Louis included the 50-, 100-, 220-, 440-, 880-yard and one-mile freestyle, the 100-yard backstroke and 440-yard breaststroke, and a 4×50-yard freestyle relay.
By the 20th century, swimming had become mainstream. Indoor pools were beginning to appear, most towns with populations over 20,000 had public outdoor pools, and swimming clubs became increasingly popular for recreation. Women participated for the first time in swimming in the Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912.

Fee Payments
At the start of term before your child goes into class you will need to pay their fees. Either by direct debit three days prior to your first class or by cash/cheque at the pool on the day of their
first lesson of the term.
If your direct debit is within three days of your first class, please bring a copy of your receipt.
Unfortunately your child will not be able to swim unless payment is made or an arrangement is made with us prior to the start of term.
Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Term 4 2015 – Class Payment Calculation

Tuesday classes are a 10 week term due to Melbourne Cup and Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat are an 11 week term.

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri &  Sat@ 11 weeks Tues @ 10 Weeks
1 child @ $17.50 $192.50 $175
2 Children with 2nd child discount $363.00 $330.00
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts $511.50 $465.00
Water Familiarisation $154.00 $140.00
Swimming Squad $192.20 $175.00

Sibling Discount

Second and third child discounts apply where you have 2 or more children in classes (not water familiarisation or squad as they are already discounted).
They are calculated at $17.50(1st Child), $15.50 (2nd Child) and $13.50 (3rd Child) per class pro-rata of how many weeks there are in the term, taking into account any public holidays that occur. (It’s $13.50 per class for each child beyond 3)

Water Familiarisation Classes

Tuesday 9.30am – 10.00am &
6.00pm – 6.30pm,
Wednesday 9.30am – 10.00am
Thursday 9.30am – 10.00am
Saturday 9.00am – 9.30am, 9.30am – 10.00am & 11.30am – 12.00noon.

Where the Parents are in the Water with their children. New Water Familiarisation starters commencing after the first week can work out payments pro rata of $14.00 per class. There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Swimming Squad Classes

Tuesday 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm
There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.

Missed Classes

Missed classes are not to be deducted from the fees unless relating to serious injury/illness and must be discussed with Kylie first. Catch up lessons are available for any missed class for any reason where class sizes permit. As I’m sure you understand we have to pay teachers each
and every week once term classes are set.

Direct Debit details

Account name: Swim Like A Fish
BSB: 633-000
Account no: 140351032.

In working to reduce our carbon footprint, unless requested, receipts will be emailed for cash and cheque payments only from the Wednesday the week after you have paid.

2016 School Holiday
Intensive Swim Program

Mon 18 Jan – Fri 22 Jan 2016
The classes run for one hour each day and cost $110.00 per child.
There is still a maximum of 4 in each class. If you are interested please complete the signup sheet on the table at the desk at the pool or speak to us to book in.
If you have any queries please phone us on
M: 0433 446 403 if you don’t catch us at the pool.

Many thanks, Kylie

Term 3 – 2015 Information Bulletin

Start of Term 3: Monday 13 July 2015

Term 2: Mon 13 Apr – Sat 27 June
School Holiday Program: Mon 6 July – Fri 10 July

Term 3:  Mon 13 Jul – Sat 19 Sept
School Holiday Program: Mon 28 Sept – Fri 2 Oct

Term 4: Mon 5 Oct – Sat 19 Dec

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families. I hope everyone had a great break over the holidays.
Thank you to everyone for spreading the good word about us, this term we are welcoming many new families into our classes due to word of mouth.

Swim SAFER

A couple of years ago we became part of Swim Australia’s SwimSAFER program. Across all the program, the one central idea is that nothing we do can make children “safe”, but all the things we do in combination can go a long way to reducing a child’s risk around the water.

This includes things children themselves become aware of and do.

Swim SAFER Week in Term 3 is from Monday 27 July – Saturday 1 August.

We encourage all children to practice all of the SwimSAFER week’s activities, both with and without their goggles on. Although this can be uncomfortable – in reality they would rarely have goggles on in an accidental fall in. During Swim SAFER Week we will swim in clothes for each lesson apart from water familiarisation.

Swim SAFER talks about “LAYERS OF PROTECTION”

Four levels of safety measures that must be applied together and at all times in and around any aquatic environment.

Be Aware – Don’t let kids out of your sight
Be Secure – Keep fences and gates locked up tight
Be Confident – Learn to Swim, and how to get to safety
Be Prepared – Always have a plan in case of emergency

BE AWARE
In any aquatic environment or any activity where a body of water is involved, be it a pool, beach, river, hose or even a bucket the number one rule for SAFETY is supervision and awareness.

BE SECURE
If you have a home pool please check and make sure that the fences and gates are still SECURE.

THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR:

  • Bath depths in holiday rentals
  • Toys in the pool
  • Rain fills
  • Beach safety
  • River and Lake Safety
  • Lifeguards

If we all take a moment and think about these suggestions we can reduce the number of drowning and submersion based injuries in Australia. The water is there for our enjoyment but must be treated with respect and basic common sense.

Remember just because your child has had swimming lessons and can swim does not mean that they are SAFE in the water, they are SAFER, NEVER SAFE.

Our Team

For the school holidays and first two weeks of term Jill will be managing the business while I am on leave. Jill will be able to help you with any queries you may have including re-enrolment. I will be back at the pool from Tuesday 28 July.

Please be aware a change in university workloads for many of our teachers has meant some changes to rosters.

Monday Katie
Monday Evening Ash, Lauren & Mikki
Monday Lifeguard Nick
Tuesday Sarah
Tuesday Evening Mikki & Matt
Wednesday Sarah
Wednesday Evening Katie & Ash
Thursday Sarah
Thursday Evening Mikki & Matt
Friday Emma
Friday Evening Gen & Nick
Friday Lifeguard Nick
Saturday Ash, Emma, Lauren & Katie

We will be running a number of shadowing lessons as part of our teacher’s professional development. You may therefore have two teachers in some lessons as we each watch and learn plus provide feedback to each other.
This is part of our continuing commitment to ensuring we have quality and consistency in our teaching and that all lessons continue to be tailored to meet the needs of your child.

School Holiday

Intensive Swim Program
Mon 6 July – Fri 10 July 2015
We are running a program in week 2 of the school holidays – from Monday 6 July to Friday 10 July.
The classes run for one hour each day and cost $110.00 per child.
There is still a maximum of 4 in each class. If you are interested please complete the signup sheet on the table inside the door at the pool or speak to Kylie to book in.

Fee Payments
At the start of term before your child goes into class you will need to pay their fees. Either by direct debit three days prior to your first class or by cash/cheque at the pool on the day of their first lesson of the term.
If your direct debit is within three days of your first class, please bring a copy of your receipt.
Unfortunately your child will not be able to swim unless payment is made or an arrangement is made with us prior to the start of term.
Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Sibling Discount

Second and third child discounts apply where you have 2 or more children in classes (not water familiarisation or squad as they are already discounted).

They are calculated at $17.50(1st Child), $15.50(2nd Child) and $13.50(3rd Child) per class pro-rata of how many weeks there are in the term, taking into account any public holidays that occur. (It’s $13.50 per class for each child beyond 3)

Term 3 2015 – Class Payment Calculation

Everyone has a 10 week term as there are no public holidays.

Mon – Sat @ 10 weeks
1 child @ $17.50 $175.00
2 Children with 2nd child discount $330.00
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts $465.00
Water Familiarisation $140.00
Swimming Squad n/a

Water Familiarisation Classes

Tuesday: 9.30am – 10.00am & 6.00pm – 6.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am-10.00am
Thursday: 9.30am-10.00am
Saturday: 9.00am – 9.30am, 9.30am – 10.00am & 11.30am – 12.00noon.

Where the Parents are in the Water with their children. New Water Familiarisation starters commencing after the first week can work out payments pro rata of $14.00 per class. There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Swimming Squad Classes

Tuesday: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Wednesday: 5.30pm-6.30pm
The full term fees are $192.50

There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.

Missed Classes

Missed classes are not to be deducted from the fees unless relating to serious injury/illness and must be discussed with Kylie first – catch up lessons are available for any missed class for any reason where class sizes permit. As I’m sure you understand we have to pay teachers each and every week once term classes are set.

Direct Debit details

Account name: Swim Like A Fish
BSB: 633-000
Account no: 140351032.

In working to reduce our carbon footprint, unless requested, receipts will be emailed for cash and cheque payments only from the Wednesday the week after you have paid.

If you have any queries please phone us on M: 0433 446 403 if you don’t catch us at the pool.

Many thanks, Kylie

Start of Year 2015 Information Bulletin

2015 term dates

Term 1 Tues 27 Jan – Sat 28 March
Term 2 Mon 13 Apr – Sat 27 June
Term 3  Mon 13 Jul – Sat 19 Sept
Term 4 Mon 5 Oct – Sat 19 Dec

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a great break over the holidays.

Thank you to everyone for spreading the good word about us, this term we are welcoming many new families into our classes due to word of mouth.

Over the holidays it was bought home to me once again how quickly and easily someone can get out of their depth and into all sorts of trouble and drown.

We were at an unpatrolled beach at Philip Island – no huge waves, a very average day. As we walked back from the rock pools we noticed a couple swimming who we took a second look at. They weren’t signalling or anything, but we still were not comfortable with how they were swimming and where they were as they were in the rip.

As we watched to see if they were alright, one of them started waving her arms. She had got to where she could stand up .

We borrowed boogie boards from some swimmers nearby and Caitlin and Mal started swimming out to the second person.

Caitlin reached the man just as he went under and pulled him onto the board, then Mal was there to help and they bought him into shore.

He was absolutely spent and exhausted beyond anything he had ever experienced, but he was one of the lucky ones. He survived and after a visit to hospital was released and went safely home.

11 others have lost their lives over this summer, double the number of last year and the number of rescues by Life Saving Victoria on patrolled beaches has also almost doubled last year’s numbers.

The Swim Australia catch phrase
“Arms Reach @ the Beach”
is so important and relevant to now.

Please take care as we all enjoy the beaches, rivers and swimming pools.

PS. Caitlin and Mal have both been nominated for bravery awards.

Are you a Water Hero?

Take the online quiz at www.waterhero.com.au

Be Aware – Don’t let kids out of your sight
Be Secure – Keep fences and gates locked up tight
Be Confident – Learn to Swim, and how to get to safety
Be Prepared – Always have a plan in case of emergency

Our Team

We welcome Ashlee back from her trip to USA and Gen from her studies in the Amazon. Matt will be back midterm from his studies in Thailand and Mikki will be back next term after her teaching adventures in Tanzania and Uganda. Madi and Jill will be around for the start of term and then only occasionally.

Please be aware a change in university workloads for many of our teachers has meant some changes to rosters.

Monday Katie
Monday Evening Nick, Katie, Lauren & Gen
Monday Lifeguard Nick
Tuesday Sarah
Tuesday Evening Lauren, Ash & Matt
Wednesday Sarah
Wednesday Evening Gen & Ash
Thursday Sarah
Thursday Evening Ash, Matt & Lauren
Friday Emma
Friday Evening Gen & Nick
Friday Lifeguard Nick
Saturday Ash, emma, Matt, Caitlin, Lauren & Katie

We will be running a number of shadowing lessons as part of our teacher’s professional development. You may therefore have two teachers in some lessons as we each watch and learn plus provide feedback to each other. This is part of our continuing commitment to ensuring we have quality and consistency in our teaching and that all lessons continue to be tailored to meet the needs of your child.

We are confident that your child will enjoy all the programs and have continued success. Please speak to me if you have further questions.

 

Fee Payments

At the start of term before your child goes into class you will need to pay their fees. Either by direct debit three days prior to your first class or by cash/cheque at the pool on the day of their first lesson of the term. If your direct debit is within three days of your first class, please bring a copy of your receipt.

Unfortunately your child will not be able to swim unless payment is made or an arrangement is made with us prior to the start of term.
Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Term 1 2015 – Class Payment Calculation

Term 1 has two different holidays -It includes Monday 26 January Australia Day and Monday 9 March Labour Day. This means Monday Swimmers have an 7 week term and all others have a 9 week term.

Mon@ 7 weeks Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat @ 9 weeks
1 child @ $17.50 $122.50 $157.50
2 Children with 2nd child discount $231 $297
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts $325.50 $418.5
Water Familiarisation n/a $126
Swimming Squad n/a $157.50

Sibling Discount

Second and third child discounts apply where you have 2 or more children in classes (not water familiarisation or squad as they are already discounted).

They are calculated at $17.50(1st Child), $15.50(2nd Child) and $13.50(3rd Child) per class pro-rata of how many weeks there are in the term, taking into account any public holidays that occur.  (It’s $13.50 per class for each child beyond 3)

Water Familiarisation Classes

Tuesday: 9.30am – 10.00am & 6.00pm – 6.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am-10.00am
Thursday: 9.30am-10.00am
Saturday: 9.00am – 9.30am, 9.30am – 10.00am & 11.30am – 12.00noon.

Where the Parents are in the Water with their children. New Water Familiarisation starters commencing after the first week can work out payments pro rata of $14.00 per class. There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Swimming Squad Classes

Tuesday: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Wednesday: 5.30pm-6.30pm & 6.30pm – 7.30pm
The full term fees are $157.50

There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.

Missed Classes

Missed classes are not to be deducted from the fees unless relating to serious injury/illness and must be discussed with Kylie first – catch up lessons are available for any missed class for any reason where class sizes permit. As I’m sure you understand we have to pay teachers each and every week once term classes are set.

Direct Debit details

Account name: Swim Like A Fish
BSB: 633-000
Account no: 140351032.

In working to reduce our carbon footprint, unless requested, Receipts will be available for cash and cheque payments only from the Wednesday the week after you pay and will be found in the receipt box next to the Payment Tin.

 

Ringwood Physica is running hydrotherapy

Mondays 6.30-7.15pm & 7.15-8.00pm and Fridays 1.30-2.15pm & 2.15-3.00pm

These sessions are run by experienced physiotherapists.
If you are interested, please call Ringwood Physica on 9870 8193.

 

Finally as always as we have moved so many students up to after school classes and various kinder changes there are many challenges.

No doubt our start of year will still provide lots of changes.

If you have any queries please phone us on M: 0433 446 403 if you don’t catch us at the pool.

Many thanks, Kylie

 

Newsletter – Term 2 2014

2014 TERM DATES
Term 2 Tues 22 Apr – Sat 28 June
Term 3 Mon 14 Jul- Sat 20 Sept
Term 4 Mon 6 Oct – Sat 20 Dec

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families. I hope everyone had a great break over the holidays. Thank you to everyone for spreading the good word about us, this term we are welcoming many new families into our classes due to word of mouth.

LAYERS OF PROTECTION

Four levels of safety measures that must be applied
together and at all times in and around any aquatic
environment.

  • Be Aware – Don’t let kids out of your sight 
  • Be Secure – Keep fences and gates locked up tight 
  • Be Confident – Learn to Swim, and how to get to safety 
  • Be Prepared – Always have a plan in case of emergency

OUR TEAM
This term we welcome Emma to our teaching team. Emma is one of our mum’s – her children James and Lily swim with us.

We farewell Madi as she heads to Mt Hotham to work for the ski season. She will be returning in term 4. We also farewell Ashlee. We thank her for all she has done for us and we wish her well with her continuing studies.

We will be running a number of shadowing lessons as part of our teacher’s professional development. You may therefore have two teachers in some lessons as we each watch and learn plus provide feedback to each other.

This is part of our continuing commitment to ensuring we have quality and consistency in our teaching and that all lessons continue to be tailored to meet the needs of your child. We are confident that your child will enjoy all the programs and have continued success. Please speak to me if you have further questions.

Please be aware of some changes to rosters.

Monday & Lifeguard
Monday evening
Tuesday
Tuesday evening
Wednesday Sarah
Wednesday evening
Thursday
Thursday evening
Friday
Friday evening
Friday Lifeguard
Saturday morning
Saturday afternoon
Jill
Nick, Jill, Katie & Lauren
Sarah
Mikki & Matt
Sarah
Mikki, Sophie & Ash
Sarah
Matt, Sophie & Mikki
Sophie
Gen, Nick
Nick
Gen, Ash, Sophie & Caitlin
Mikki & Katie

Fee Payments

At the start of term before your child goes into class you will need to pay their fees. Either by direct debit three days prior to your first class or by cash/cheque at the pool on the day of their first lesson of the term. If your direct debit is within three days of your first class, please bring a copy of your receipt. Unfortunately your child will not be able to swim unless payment is made or an arrangement is made with us prior to the start of term. Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Term 2 2014 – Class Payment Calculation
Term 2 has three different holidays -It includes Monday 21 April Easter Monday, Friday 25 April Anzac Day and Monday 9 June Queens Birthday. This means Monday Swimmers have an 8 week term, Friday have a 9 week term and all others have a 10 week term.

Mon @ 8 Weeks Fri @ 9 Weeks Tue, Wed, Thu & Sat @ 10 Weeks
1 child @ $17.00 $136 $153 $170
2 Children with 2nd child discount $256 $288 $320
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts $360 $405 $450
Swimming Squad n/a n/a $170

Sibling Discount
Second and third child discounts apply where you have 2 or more children in classes (not water familiarisation or squad as they are already discounted).
They are calculated at $17.00(1st Child), $15.00(2nd Child) and $13.00(3rd
Child) per class pro-rata of how many weeks there are in the term, taking into account any public holidays that occur. (It’s $13.00 per class for each child beyond 3)

WATER FAMILIARISATION CLASSES
Tuesday 9.30am – 10.00am & 6.00pm – 6.30pm,
Wednesday 9.30am-10.00am
Thursday 9.30am-10.00am
Friday 10.30am – 11.00am
Saturday 9.00am – 9.30am, 9.30am – 10.00am & 11.30am – 12.00noon.
Where the Parents are in the Water with their children. New Water Familiarisation starters commencing after the first week can work out payments pro rata of $13.00 per class.

SWIMMING SQUAD CLASSES
Tuesday 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Wednesday 5.30pm-6.30pm
The full term fees are $170.00
There are no discounts for squad classes as these
are already discounted.

MISSED CLASSES
Missed classes are not deducted from the fees unless relating to serious injury/illness and must be discussed with Kylie first Make up lessons may be available for missed class where class sizes permit. As I’m sure you understand we have to pay teachers each and every week once term classes are set.

In working to reduce our carbon footprint, unless requested, Receipts will be available for cash and cheque payments only from the Wednesday the week after you pay and will be found in the receipt box next to the Payment Tin.

If you have any queries please phone us on M: 0433 446 403 if you don’t catch us at the pool.

Many thanks, Kylie

Newsletter – End of 2013

We hope all students and their families have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. Thank you to all our families for swimming with us this year. We really appreciate your continuing support and value your feedback.

2014 term dates
Term 1 Tues 28 Jan – Sat 5 April
Term 2 Tues 22 Apr – Sat 28 June
Term 3 Mon 14 Jul – Sat 20 Sept
Term 4 Mon 6 Oct – Sat 20 Dec

Start of Term 1 – Tues 28 Jan 2014

Our Team

The end of this year sees us farewell another of our founding staff members.

Ben LR

Ben has taught in many classes – after school and Saturday. He has shared his knowledge and experience while mentoring many of our teachers. I sincerely thank him for his enthusiasm, dedication and commitment and wish him well in the future.

During Term 4 we have welcomed 4 new teachers – Gen, Lauren, Katie and Ash. While none of our other teachers are leaving us a change in university workloads will mean some changes to rosters. Jill and Nick will still be Lifeguarding during hydrotherapy classes.

Invoices for next term

You will find attached to your Child’s certificate an invoice for term 1 fees. Our Fees for 2014 have increased $1.00 per child per lesson. See the complete new fee schedule at the pool and below for the term calculations.

Fee Payments for 2014

All fees must be paid before the term starts.

2014 will see a new arrangement for fee payment. This has become necessary due to the amount of outstanding fees we have had over 2013. At the start of term before your child goes into class you will need to pay their fees, either by direct debit three days prior to your first class or by cash/cheque at the pool on the day of their first lesson of the term. If your direct debit is within three days of your first class, please bring a copy of your receipt. Unfortunately your child will not be able to swim unless payment is made or an arrangement is made with us prior to the start of term. Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Term 1 2014 – Class Payment Calculation

Term 1 has two different holidays – It includes Monday 27 January in lieu of Australia Day and Monday 10 March Labour Day. This means Monday Swimmers have an 8 week term and all others have a 10 week term.

Mon@ 8 weeks

Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat @ 10 weeks

1 child @ $17.00

$136

$170

2 Children with 2nd child discount

$256

$320

3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts

$360

$450

Water Familiarisation

$104

$130

Swimming Squad

n/a

$170

 Sibling Discount

Second and third child discounts apply where you have 2 or more children in classes (not water familiarisation or squad as they are already discounted).

They are calculated at $17.00(1st Child), $15.00(2nd Child) and $13.00(3rd Child) per class pro-rata of how many weeks there are in the term, taking into account any public holidays that occur.  (It’s $13.00 per class for each child beyond 3)

Water Familiarisation Classes

  • Monday 6.30pm – 7.00pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am – 10.00am & 6.00pm – 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-10.00am
  • Thursday 9.30am-10.00am
  • Friday 10.30am – 11.00am
  • Saturday 9.00am – 9.30am, 9.30am – 10.00am & 11.30am – 12.00noon

Where the Parents are in the Water with their Children. New Water Familiarisation starters commencing after the first week can work out payments pro rata of $13.00 per class. There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Swimming Squad Classes

  • Tuesday 5.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 5.30pm-6.30pm &
  • 6.30pm – 7.30pm

The full term fees are $170.00. There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.

Term 4 Welcome!

Welcome students and parents to Term 4! Welcome also to Gen, Lauren and Ashley who will be joining our teaching team and training over this term. We are excited for another great term of swimming!

Jill

Information Bulletin – Term 4, 2013

2013 Term Dates

Term 4    Monday 7 October 2013 – Saturday 21 December 2013

2014 Term Dates

Term 1    Tuesday 28 January 2014 – Saturday 5 Spril 2014
Term 2    Tuesday 22 April 2014 – Saturday 28 June 2014
Term 3    Monday 14 July 2014 – Saturday 20 September 2014
Term 4    Monday 6 October 2014 – Saturday 20 December 2014

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families. I hope everyone had a great break over the holidays. Term 4 already – the year just seems to fly by but maybe that goes with getting older?

School Holiday Program

Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October 2013

We have a school holiday program running from Monday to Friday in this week. The classes run for one hour each day and cost $105.00 per child. If you are interested please call Kylie as soon as possible.

Our team

Welcome to Bec and Jen and welcome back home to Madi.

We farewell Alex who has been with us for nearly 3 years. He has mentored many of our teachers as well as sharing his knowledge and experience. I sincerely thank him for his enthusiasm, dedication and commitment and wish him well in his future endeavours.

Session Team Member
Monday Jill & Ashlee
Monday evening Nick, Jill & Madi
Tuesday Sarah & Bec
Tuesday evening Jill & Matt
Tuesday Lifeguard Jill
Wednesday Sarah
Wednesday evening Sophie, Mikki & Madi
Thursday Sarah
Thursday evening Madi, Jill and Mikki
Friday Bec
Friday evening Nick, Mikki & Madi
Friday Lifeguard Nick
Saturday morning Ben, Mikki & Matt
Saturday afternoon Madi, Sophie & Caitlin

 

Swim SAFER

Swimming Australia talks consistently about layers of prection for safer swimming for our children:

  1. Supervision
  2. Barriers
  3. Swimming and water safety skills
  4. Emergency action plans

You will see these up on the wall at the pool. We also have a checklist for those who have a pool and other thought starters for safety around water – pool, bath, beach and more.

As part of Swim Australia’s SwimSAFER program, across all the program, the one central idea is that nothing we can do can make children “safe”, but all the things we do in combination can go a long way to reducing a child’s risk around the water. This includes things children themselves become aware of and do.

Swim SAFER Week in term 4 is from Monday 9 December – Saturday 14 December.

We encourage all children to practice all of the SwimSAFER week’s activities without their goggles on. Although this can be uncomfortable – in reality they would rarely have goggles on in an accidental fall in. Similarly, during Swim SAFER week we will swim in clothes for each lesson apart from water familiarisation.

Clothes Donations for SwimSAFER

 We are asking families for donations of any clothes you no longer need which could be used for our SwimSAFER week activities such as t-shirts and shorts. Any would be gratefully received.

Children’s Activities

This term we have a number of under the sea animals to be decorated and returned plus the word search on the back page. Please ask at the desk for an animal.

Invoices for Term 4

These fees must be paid before the term starts. If you have not paid your fees by the start of term, we are unable to keep your place. Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Term 4 has a is an eleven week term for all classes, other than those on Tuesday (which is a ten week term due to the Melbourne Cup holiday). Click here to see our term fees.

Sickness

An SMS is appreciated if your child is unwell and unable to attend class. Please speak to us once your child is well if you would like to organise a makeup class.

Facebook

Don’t forget to join our Facebook Group for Swim Like A Fish! Follow Swim Like a Fish on Facebook and “like” us if you are a Facebook user.

If you have any queries please phone me on 0433 446 403 or catch me at the pool.

Thanks, Kylie Spears