Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

ASSA launches Australia’s most inclusive swimming lesson

ASSA launches Australia’s most inclusive swimming lesson
November 30, 2018

The Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) has partnered with Bayside Council, Botany Bay Rotary and Little Heroes Swim Academy to convene Australia’s ‘Most INCLUSIVE Swimming Lesson’.

To be held as of tomorrow (Saturday 1st December), at the Botany Aquatic Centre in Sydney, the inaugural lesson constitutes a mix of classes ranging from babies to seniors, and incorporates Indigenous learners, new Australians and people with disability.

Explaining that this highlights the inclusive nature of learning to swim, ASSA Chief Executive Ross Gage states “being able to swim is not only a rite of passage into fully participating in the Australian lifestyle; it is an activity that can be embraced by all.”

Advising that 1st December was selected for the event as the official first day of summer, Gage (pictured) added “summer marks peak drowning time in Australia, and for every fatal drowning, many more are left with permanent brain damage”.

The latest statistics in Royal Life Saving Society - Australia’s National Drowning Report 2018, are alarming, showing that:

• 249 fatal drownings in Australian waterways
• 72% are males
• 26% were swimming and recreating
• Drowning remains to highest cause of accidental death for under 5 year olds; with there being
• 18 fatalities – the 10 year average being 28

ASSA urges all Australians to follow it’s SAFER Swimming Layers of Protection message.

For more information go to www.australianswimschools.org.au

Related Articles

6th November 2018 - ASSA presents first Exceptional Service to Teaching of Swimming and Water Safety Award

4th August 2018 - Australian Swim Schools Association leads aquatics industry through SPLASH! Week

2nd August 2018 - ASSA recognises professional and industry excellence at 2018 awards

23rd July 2018 - More than 450 participants to be present at 2018 International Swim Schools Spectacular

26th April 2017 - ASSA looks to globalise the swim school industry

26th October 2016 - ASSA rolls out ‘No Drown Town’ initiative

6th September 2016 - Australian Swim Schools Association forms US alliance

22nd August 2016 - Australian Swim Schools Association launches app, holds first industry conference


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

PathMinder

PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology

 
 

Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology

 
 

XBODY Australia Pty Ltd

PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Hadley/Series Australia Pty Ltd

Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…

read more

Arts / Culture / Design / Entertainment / Venues

 
 

Envibe

With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…

read more

Aquatics / Fitness / Recreation / Technology

 
 

SWIMPLEX AQUATICS

Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

COMMERCIAL AQUATICS AUSTRALIA

Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business