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The Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) has partnered with Learn2Swim week 2022 to offer a free swimming lesson across up to 150 of its swim schools across the country.
The link will see participating ASSA-members swim schools offer a free swimming to children under five between 23rd September and 1st October.
With drowning the largest cause of accidental death in children under five, and 50% of these drownings occurring in swimming pools.
Learn2Swim week aims to give every child in Australia aged under five the opportunity to learn to swim.
Explaining the Association’s link with the initiative, ASSA Managing Director, Emily McNeill advised "ASSA is proud to be playing a role in ensuring every child across Australia has access to crucial water safety education.
"Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death in children under five and that desperately needs to change.
“Learn2Swim Week removes the financial barrier to accessing simple but important water safety skills which may help save a life.”
The swim safety reminder comes as ASSA gears up to launch its annual Countdown To Summer swim safety campaign targeted at helping swim schools educate parents in preventing drownings and non-fatal drownings at home.
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Images: Participating Australian Swim Schools Association-member facilities are offering a free swimming to children under five during Learn2Swim week 2022 (top) and ASSA Managing Director Emily McNeill (below).
17th September 2022 – Rising drowning toll prompts AUSTSWIM to emphasise importance of educating new swimming teachers
16th September 2022 – 2021/22 drowning toll the highest in more than 25 years
16th September 2022 – Sleeman Sports Complex renews swim school partnership agreement with Aquatic Achievers
9th September 2022 – APOLA President Bruce Hopkins gains support for adoption of Float to Survive initiative as a national anti-drowning prevention message
2nd September 2022 – Entire JUMP! Swim Schools network to participate in Learn2Swim Week 2022
24th August 2022 – New website launched to connect community groups working on water safety efforts
23rd August 2022 – Aquatic facilities key to achieving goals of the Australian Water Safety Strategy 2030
17th August 2022 – Royal Life Saving Society spotlights successful National Water Safety Summit 2022
5th August 2022 – Swim It Forward 2022 campaign launched by Swim Australia ahead of peak drowning season
1st August 2022 – Swim Schools encouraged to participate in Learn2Swim Week
25th July 2022 – Life Saving Victoria raises awareness on this World Drowning Prevention Day
21st July 2022 – Seadragonz Swim School recognised for setting sustainability benchmarks
13th July 2022 – JUMP! Swim Schools encouraged by rise in Winter enrolments
5th July 2022 – City Venue Management to open new Fish N Flips swim school in Townsville
15th June 2022 – Australian Swim Schools Association heads to the Gold Coast for hybrid conference
22nd February 2022 – Swim school enrolments return to 95% of pre-COVID levels
25th January 2022 – Australian Swim Schools Association opens foundation membership
15th January 2022 – Pool closures continue to impact swimming skills and water safety
7th December 2021 – Web event to introduce new We Swim campaign for aquatic and swim school industry
22nd September 2021 – Royal Life Saving announces new partnership program for swim schools
16th September 2021 – Poolwerx Learn2Swim Week returns to pools across Australia
7th July 2021 – With swim schools facing permanent closure industry leader calls for learn-to-swim services to be classed as an essential service
24th September 2020 – Learn2Swim Week sees swim schools offer free lessons for children under five
13th September 2020 – Royal Life Saving survey suggests that swim school enrolments fell by 30% in August
13th December 2018 – Thousands of under-fives take to the water as part of Learn2Swim Week
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