About Swim and Survive


What is Swim and Survive?

More than swimming lessons, it's an adventure!

Royal Life Saving's Swim and Survive program is a national swimming and water safety program educating 5 to 14 year olds all over Australia. Since 1982 nearly 10 million Australians have participated in the program. During this time there has been a 75% reduction in drowning deaths in the 5-14 year age group.

Swim and Survive provides a broad, balanced program of swimming, water safety and survival skills in preparation for a lifetime of safe activity in, on or near the water.

Swim and Survive develops:

  • Swimming technique
  • Water safety
  • Water confidence
  • Survival
  • Endurance

Swim and Survive caters for children of all abilities. The early levels provide opportunities to build confidence and respect for the water, whilst the upper levels prepare the child for the increased complexity of their relationship with aquatic environments.