Swim school caters for mums and bubs

Summer is fast approaching, and as the days get longer and the weather gets warmer we tend to spend more time outdoors at the beach, around the pool or at local creeks and waterways.

This change in seasons also draws our attention to the importance of water safety, particularly around our young children.

With this in mind, the Grammar Swim School is launching a free Baby Bubbles program offering children aged 3-6 months a gentle introduction to water experiences, combining fun with water play, safety tips and water education for parents.

Grammar Learn to Swim Coordinator Kellie Hutchings is responsible for the growth and development of the swim school and has more than 14 years’ experience in the aquatics industry.

Kellie is a passionate advocate for water safety and believes that as a community we need to ensure as many children as possible are participating in Learn to Swim programs.

“Baby Bubbles will help introduce children to water experiences in a fun and safe environment with the aim to reinforce vigilance and safety around the pool, near water ways and across our beaches,” Kellie said.

“A major focus of our Learn to Swim program centres on awareness to increase safety around water and help reduce the number of drowning incidents by alerting children to the risk associated with swimming.

“As summer approaches this message could not be more important – there is plenty of evidence that shows consistent and regular aquatic activity helps improve water safety skills.”

Now open to children aged from 3 months through to junior squad level with a strong focus on learning to swim safely, developing technique and skill sets, the Grammar Swim School provides the complete learn to swim experience.

“Here on the coast we are blessed to be surrounded by beautiful beaches, lakes and rivers, and many of us have backyard pools that are a major part of our entertainment, making it essential for children to develop confidence and water safety skills from as early as possible,” Kellie said.

“I love being able to make a difference from teaching children about water safety to helping them develop an essential skill set for life.”

The Grammar Swim School welcomes families from around the Sunshine Coast. The Grammar Aquatic Centre now also offers a seamless pathway for children looking to develop their skills in squad training right through to state and national swimming pathways.

Enrolment enquires can be emailed to aquatics@scgs.qld.edu.au