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Improve children's safety in water with swimming classes

LEARNING EARLY: Lilly, 7, and Linkin Halliday, 9, with trainee swim instructor Dionne Buckely at McMahon’s Swim Factory.
LEARNING EARLY: Lilly, 7, and Linkin Halliday, 9, with trainee swim instructor Dionne Buckely at McMahon’s Swim Factory. Claudia Baxter

WATER activities are fun and healthy for families to enjoy - especially during school holidays - but water play can also turn to tragedy in minutes.

According to Swim Australia, the greatest cause of accidental death for young children in Australia is drowning.

Teaching a child to swim is one "layer of protection" to make youngsters safer around water.

The other layers are supervision, barriers and an emergency action plan.

McMahon's Swim Factory is Ipswich has arranged intensive courses in January for all those wishing to give their children a boost in their swimming ability.

School holidays are an ideal time to fast-track your child's swimming.

The courses give children the opportunity to:

  • Learn new skills;
  • Improve watermanship skills and confidence;
  • Improve current skills through repetition;
  • Highlight water safety in preparation for summer.

All classes are 30 minutes in duration and will be conducted between 9am and 11.am. There are two weeks to choose from which are:

  • Monday, January 14 - Friday, January 18;
  • Monday, January 21 - Friday, January 25;
  • The cost for each week is $77.50 (five days).

See the Swim Factory reception to book your place.

You can also book over the phone on 3812 2923.

Availability is limited and places fill up fast so you will have to get in quick.

McMahon's Swim Factory is at 1 Martin St, Woodend.



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