Learn to Swim
No child is drown proof.
Our Learn to Swim program ensures students are equipped with the necessary water safety skills needed should they ever fall into the water unexpectedly. Originally written by ex-paramedics, survival skills are incorporated into all levels of our program appropriate to their developing ability. Starting at just 4 months old, our program is for the young to the young at heart!
Our baby classes (4months-2years) focus solely on water familiarisation and water safety skills, building water confidence and fundamental swimming skills. These lessons are great for bonding between parent and child, improve gross motor skills and coordination development, and provide opportunity for social interaction with other children of similar ages.
We encourage independence in swimming lessons between 2-2.5 years, matching the student's increasing confidence and competence in water safety skills to further develop their swimming fundamentals.
Students following our program move into stroke development levels around 3.5 years, building swim fitness, coordination, and stroke proficiency across three levels. Our students who meet the milestones of each of the levels achieve the National Benchmarks of Swimming and Water Safety, set for Grade 4 (8-9 years), BEFORE they start PREP!
What's after Learn to Swim?
"THERE'S MORE TO SWIMMING THAN RACING"
Graduates of our Learn to Swim program are equipped with the skills, competence and confidence to pursue any aquatic sport, activity or hobby they take interest in. This is so important to relay back to our students and families so that aquatic sports and hobbies are not overlooked after Learn to Swim. So many students drop swimming as soon as they graduate because "they don't want to go fast" or "they want to do sports with friends".
Bubble 'n' Kick Swim School is dedicated to providing opportunities for our graduates to explore different aquatic sports and activities Learning to Swim has opened to them- that doesn't necessarily involve going fast, but can be pursued as an individual or team activity.
18-26-year old’s, is the second highest age group affected by drowning and near-drowning incidents after the 0-14 age group
(RLSS National Drowning Report 2017)
Most of these incidents occur in open water such as beaches, lakes, dams and waterways.
Our Aquatic Adventurers program is designed to provide students with the practical application of Water Safety Skills under experienced supervision of our senior instructors. This program visits different local Sunshine Coast locations teaching our students about the varying conditions and potential hazards of different environments, how to identify them, how to keep calm, and how to avoid or deal with them, but in a fun atmosphere.
By teaching this information and practicing these skills whilst they are young, we create teenagers and young adults capable of dealing with open water situations and ultimately creating a water safe community.
PADI Bubblemakers & Jnr Open Water Divers
Scuba Diving and Snorkelling is not just for overseas holidays- WE LIVE ON THE SUNSHINE COAST!
With our partnership with local dive shop Subsurface Scuba, we encourage all mermaids and Aquamen to try 'breathing underwater' with our PADI Bubblemakers Program run either through School Holidays or for Birthday Parties!
From 8 years old swimmers can learn to Scuba Dive in the pool, learning how to use the equipment, communication and hand signals and ultimately, breathing underwater!
From 10 years old keen divers can get their PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification under the education and training of MSDT Instructor Scuba Steve.