THE SWIM AND SURVIVE GAMES
Have fun with your friends in a team environment
Girls and Boys
Beginner to Advanced. Events are based on your level of ability
Modified Games and Activities that promote fun, teamwork, physical activity and participation for everyone
The perfect environment for kids to have fun, make new friends and create memories that last a lifetime
What are the Swim and Survive Games?
There are over 300 Swim and Survive Partners across Australia providing boys and girls the opportunity to learn swimming and survival skills.
The Swim and Survive Games is the next step for kids who really enjoy their swimming and lifesaving. It’s the perfect environment for kids to have fun learning through play, make new friends and create memories that last a lifetime.
Events are modified so children can continue to develop their skills in an enjoyable, safe atmosphere. We recognise that it is largely an army of volunteers that run our Swim and Survive Game for the love and the enjoyment that it provides their kids.
What to expect
We don't want to put kids in adult environments too early and that includes deep water, congested pools, unnecessary physicality and an over-emphasis on winning when fun and skill development is more important.
It is important that our Junior Lifesavers are familiar with, and adopt, the "everyone can be a lifesaver" philosophy. It is this philosophy that ensures participating boys and girls have a fun, safe and positive experience that is suitable to their needs.
Within this stage a coach will have a basic understanding of Pool Lifesaving as a Sport and the key rules and parameters associated with theirs and an athlete’s participation in Pool Lifesaving.
Paddle and Pick up a Patient and return to shore
5m - 50m swim events
Player 1 wears a lifejacket and swims to the other end of the pool (or required length). Life jacket is removed and passed to player 2. Alternatively player 2 already is wearing a life jacket ready to go. Player 2 then swims back etc.
Throw an unweighted rope to a person in the water and pull them to pool side (to safety)
duck diving through hoops, climbing over the big mats, etc
Students will be required to lie on a kick board and make their way from one end of the pool to the other. The kick board must be passed on to the next team member.
Player 1 swims the required length to player 2, affixes rescue tube and tows back to the other end, to safety.
Colour Buckets- team that collects the most in allocated time get the points.
Ride their noodle across the pool. Across the shallow end of the pool.