Irrawang High School Students Participation in Swim and Survive Making them Community Life Savers

A group of Irrawang High School students ready for a water safety and survival lesson in the Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive Program.
A group of Irrawang High School students ready for a water safety and survival lesson in the Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive Program.

 

LIVING in Australia, means learning to swim, and knowing how to be water safe.

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With Port Stephens’ stunning beaches, beautiful rivers, dams on properties, and backyard pools learning to swim and be water safe is an essential life skill.

According to Royal Life Saving, more than 50 children aged between 1 and 15 drown every year in Australia.

Drowning is preventable.

For every drowning death, three people are hospitalised due to near drowning.

For over 120 years, Royal Life Saving has been working to harness the strengths of local communities to reduce drowning, turning everyday people into everyday community lifesavers.

Students in Year 7 at Irrawang High School are participating in the Swim and Survive Program which will see them learn the skills needed to save a life.

Irrawang High Schools’ Luella Fagan told News Of The Area, “This is not a learn to swim program but a national swimming and water safety program to teach children essential foundation skills in swimming, water safety, personal survival and basic rescue and water confidence.”

All Year 7 students are be expected to participate in this program, which will provide them with the opportunity to be water safe throughout their lives.

Along with the Year 7 students 26 selected Year 9 students from Irrawang High School will train as instructors to be a part of this program which is run through Royal Life Saving.

The program is important to the community as well as to those who graduate.

They will all learn skills that may make them a lifesaver one day.

Lifesavers are everywhere in the community.

They can be teachers, students, mums, dads, emergency service workers tradies and businessmen and women.

They are in our community; they don’t always wear a uniform but they can and do save lives.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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