AUSTSWIM offers training and education for teachers of swimming and water safety with an underlying philosophy of equity of access - “water safety for all Australians”
AUSTSWIM key activities include:
- Extensive training and education programs for teachers of water safety skills and swimming;
- Developing resources to support teachers of swimming and water safety ;
- Improving the access to resources and programs for rural and remote teachers of water safety and swimming;
- Developing water safety and swimming programs for indigenous and marginalised groups within the Australian community;
AUSTSWIM currently offers community programs for the following groups:
Kids Can Drown Without a Sound!
The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) conducted a state-wide portable pool safety campaign “Kids Can Drown Without a Sound” for English and non-English speaking community groups. The campaign was developed after experts were concerned by the number of children experiencing drowning and near drowning incidents in portable swimming pools.
The campaign poster and brochure that have been produced to raise awareness among the community of the safety issues and fencing requirements associated with portable pools are available to download in English and 16 community languages.
Click on the website link below for further information and brochures.
Kids can drown without a sound information