Term 2 Information Bulletin

2019 Term Dates
Term 2: Tues 23 April – Sat 29 Jun
SHP Mon 8 Jul – Fri 12 Jul
Term 3: Mon 15 July – Sat 21 Sept
SHP Mon 30 Sept – Fri 4 Oct
Term 4: Mon 7 Oct – Sat 21 Dec

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

Our Team

We welcome Matt back to our team this term.
Please be aware a change in university workloads for many of our teachers has meant some changes to rosters.

Monday Kylie
Monday evening Aimee & Emily
Tuesday Sarah
Tuesday evening Kylie & Aimee
Wednesday Sarah
Wednesday evening Aimee & Becky
Thursday Sarah
Thursday evening Matt & Becky
Friday Emily
Friday evening Emily & Jess
Saturday Aimee, Jess & Emily

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

Swimming Smarts

Between having fun and checking out the what’s happening around them, most people don’t think much about water safety — but they should. For people between the ages of 5 and 24, drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death.
It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Most water-related accidents can be avoided by knowing how to stay safe and following a few simple guidelines. Here are a few Swimming Smarts to think about.

“Buddy up!”
Always swim with a partner, every time — whether you’re swimming in a backyard pool or in a lake. Even experienced swimmers can become tired or get muscle cramps, which might make it difficult to get out of the water. When people swim together, they can help each other or go for help in case of an emergency.
Get skilled.
Speaking of emergencies, it’s good to be prepared. Learning some life-saving skills, such as CPR and rescue techniques, can help you save a life. A number of organizations offer free classes for both beginning and experienced swimmers and boaters.
Encourage your everyone to know their limits. Swimming can be a lot of fun — and you might want to stay in the water as long as possible. If you’re not a good swimmer or you’re just learning to swim, don’t go in water that’s so deep you can’t touch the bottom and don’t try to keep up with skilled swimmers. That can be hard, especially when your friends are challenging you — but it’s a pretty sure bet they’d rather have you safe and alive.
If you are a good swimmer, keep an eye on friends who aren’t as comfortable or as skilled as you are. If it seems like they (or you) are getting tired or a little uneasy, suggest that you take a break from swimming for a while.
As we get older we can also overestimate what we are capable of. You may have heard the current ads on radio about drowning now being one of the leading causes of death in males over 65.
Swim in safe areas only and always swim between the flags.
It’s a good idea to swim only in places that are supervised by a lifesavers. No one can anticipate changing ocean currents, rip currents, sudden storms, or other hidden dangers. In the event that something does go wrong, lifesavers are trained in rescue techniques.
Swimming in an open body of water (like a river, lake, or ocean) is different from swimming in a pool. You need more energy to handle the currents and other changing conditions in the open water.
If you do find yourself caught in a current, don’t panic and don’t fight the current. Try to swim parallel to the shore until you are able to get out of the current, which is usually a narrow channel of water. Gradually try to make your way back to shore as you do so. If you’re unable to swim away from the current, stay calm and float with the current. The current will usually slow down, then you can swim to shore.
Even a very good swimmer who tries to swim against a strong current will get worn out.
Some areas with extremely strong currents are off limits when it comes to swimming. Do your research so you know where not to swim, and pay attention to any warning signs posted in the area.

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.

Direct Debit details –
Account name: Swim Like A Fish
BSB 633-000
Account no. 140351032.

Term 2 2019 – Class Payment Calculation

Term 2 has the following public holidays:
Easter Monday – Monday 22 April
Anzac Day – Thursday 25 April
Queen’s birthday – Monday 10 June

Mon @ 8 wks    Thurs @ 9 wks    Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat @ 10 wks
1 child @ $18.50                     $148                    $166.50                                  $185
2 Children with 2nd child discount $280             $315                                       $350
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child disc $396         $445.50                                   $495
Water Familiarisation                  na                    $135                                       $150
Swimming Squad                       na                    na                                           $185

Swimming Squad Classes
Wednesday 5.30pm-6.30pm
There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.
Water Familiarisation Classes
Tuesday 6.00pm – 6.30pm,
Wednesday 9.30am-10.00am
Thursday 10.30am-11.00am
Saturday 9.00am – 9.30am & 9.30am – 10.00am
Where the Parents are in the Water with their children. New Water Familiarisation starters commencing after the first week work out payments pro rata of $15.00 per class. There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is 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 during that term. As I’m sure you understand we have to pay teachers each and every week once term classes are set.

Swim School Policies

Just a reminder all our policies are now online or you can pick up a brochure at the pool.

Thank you to everyone for your patience and assistance last term as we moved so many around to accommodate kinder and prep 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