SLS swim school
parents of the pupils
schools of today are different to when you learnt to swim: children now learn
much more than just swimming. Swim school is
now synonymous with water safety.
skill your child will learn is water confidence. The skills associated with water confidence are
keeping balance, orientation and floating in the water. Only once these skills have been learned is swimming taught.
school, children learn how to behave in the water, ride a boat and go out on
the ice. We call this Swimming, Boat and Ice
children learn to wear a lifejacket at all times when they are on the pier,
fishing for crabs, riding a boat, etc.
In case of
accidents and the child ends up in the water they must keep still in a huddled
position and wait for help. That is why we have no clothed swimming at swim
currently no underwater swimming at swim school. Modern research has shown that
underwater swimming can be dangerous.
children also learn how to help a person in distress in the water. They learn
to throw a lifebuoy to the person in distress and not to jump in themselves
unless they have something between them and the person in distress. This is
'the extended arm'.
children learn how to make a 112 emergency call.
how to be Sun smart is also an important skill that the children learn at swim
skill is awarded with a certificate at swim school. Learning starts with water
confidence exercises for beginners. Then the skills level increases with
breaststroke, backstroke and lifesaving exercises for parents to feel
completely safe when their children are out swimming.
grade at school, all children must know how to swim and be able to manage
emergency situations in or around water. SLS has developed the Bronsboj (bronze
buoy) in collaboration with the National Education Agency to clarify the
the swim school!