Term 3 2016 – Information Bulletin

Start of Term 2 – Mon 11 April

2016 term dates
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.

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 And Survive All Year Round

The importance of continuing swimming and water safety lessons during the colder months?

Despite the many myths associated with swimming lessons in winter, it is a great way to stay active and healthy during the colder months. Given that exercise contributes to a stronger immune system, children are less likely to catch a cold and more likely to stay confident and remember those vital survival skills.

Research tells us that pretty much all people know they should swim between the red and yellow flag. Surprisingly, two-thirds of people who think they can identify a rip current actually can’t.

Rip Current Survival

  1. For assistance, stay calm, float and raise an arm to attract attention.
  2. While floating, rip currents may flow in a circular pattern and return you to an adjacent sandbar.
  3. You may escape the rip current by swimming parallel to the beach, towards the breaking waves.
  4. You should regularly assess your situation. If your response is ineffective, you may need to adopt an alternative such as staying calm, floating and raising an arm to attract attention.

These may sound like simple options, but rip currents are complex, dynamic processes and all responses also have their pitfalls. Therefore, the best thing you can do is avoid them!

The best ways to do this are:

  • Always swim between the red and yellow flags
  • Learn how to spot rip currents and avoid them

For further information on rip currents, videos and finding a safe beach near you, visit: www.beachsafe.com.au or visit your local Life Saving club and have a chat to a Life Saver.

And if you, or somebody you know, are interested in gaining further knowledge through beach safety training, visit: www.lsv.com.au




Our Team

We farewell Nick at the end of this term. Nick is our longest serving staff member having been with us for over 5 years. His enthusiasm, dedication and commitment has been greatly appreciated by staff and students and we wish him every success in the future as he completes his Masters.

Monday Emma
Monday evening Mikki & Ash
Tuesday Sarah
Tuesday evening Mikki & Tash
Wednesday Katie
Wednesday evening Katie & Ash
Thursday Sarah
Thursday evening Sarah, Zoe & Emma
Friday Emma
Friday evening Lauren & Mikki
Saturday Caitlin, Zoe & Lauren

Swim School Policies

We have formalised our policies in a brochure. These are available from the desk or online from the website. There are no changes in policy, we are just updating our documentation.

Goggle-wearing children need to learn to swim without wearing goggles. Goggles serve as a swimming aid and like all aids (including backpacks and floaties); they should not play a permanent role in your childs aquatic development. Swimming without goggles will allow your child to experience the blurriness of the underwater environment and the physical sensation of opening their eyes underwater. This in turn will aid the child in learning to orientate themselves in this environment.

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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.

Water Familiarisation Classes

Tuesday 9.30am – 10.00am & 6.00pm – 6.30pm,
Wednesday/Thursday 9.30am-10.00am
Saturday 9am – 9.30am, 9.30am – 10am & 11.30am – 12noon.

There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Swimming Squad Classes

Tues 5.00pm – 6.00pm & Wed 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.

Term 3 2016 – Class Payment Calculation

10 Weeks
1 child @ $17.50 $175
2 Children with 2nd child discount $330
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts $465
Water Familiarisation $140
Swimming Squad $175

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

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

Many thanks,