"Better physical and mental health and happier communities are some of the more positive impacts on society when people engage in 30 minutes of physical activity each day. In 2020, figures show that only 58% of our state’s population engage in the recommended 150 minutes of exercise each week, with South Australians voicing a range of factors as a reason why they can’t be active.
In order to improve these figures, the South Australian Government has invested in Game On, a forward-looking framework that outlines a collaborative approach to ensure physical activity and play can fit seamlessly into the daily lives of South Australians. To meet the physical activity targets of Game On, the future of sport and recreation in South Australia must change.
Through better coordination between whole-of-government and sectors that play an enabling role in physical activity, Game On will reverse the levels of poor physical activity and increase movement opportunities across the state, leading to stronger outcomes in community wellbeing, liveability and economic productivity."¹
Through the Game On initiative, eight key outcomes were identified which will enable both inactive and active South Australians to engage in more physical activity. These outcomes were:
AUSTSWIM has designed this unique course to be within school hours, so you have time to do school drop-off and pick-up. Most of the venues also offer morning creche service which can be used by course attendees.
Some of the nation’s best Swim Teachers started as a result of a later-in-life career change. All you need to be a great instructor is a passion for educating and a love of swimming. Watching your class develop and grow in skill and confidence makes it one of the most rewarding phases of your career.
The courses are being delivered in small groups across shorter days. It is hoped this will encourage a strong group bond which will assist throughout their training and the commencement of their careers, ideally at their training venue. For this reason, we are not encouraging movement between courses however this can be reviewed in extenuating circumstances.
This unique course will have 6 hours of online learning for AUSTSWIM and 30 minutes of online learning for the CPR element. However, classroom and pool time learning is an essential requirement for training to be a Swim Teacher.