Hydro / Swimming

Swimming is identified as a lifelong physical activity and is an integral and essential component of the Physical Education Program. It provides the foundation for competent and confident participation in a range of physical activities. Becoming a confident pool user is essential to student safety as well as increasing opportunities for both leisure and sporting pursuits.

The swimming program is designed to:-

  • Develop awareness and confidence in the water by providing a wide variety of activities and situations
  • Make participation in swimming an enjoyable and social experience
  • Provide all students with the opportunity to participate in a sequence of water awareness and familiarization activities, water safety and rescues
  • Develop swimming strokes, water skills and personal safety awareness
  • Encourage participation in aquatic activities as a leisure pursuit

Hydrotherapy is enjoyed by many students and provides them with numerous benefits:-

  • Improving and maintaining the range of joint movement
  • Helping muscles to relax
  • Helping to relieve pain
  • Reducing pressure on weight bearing joints while exercising
  • Facilitating rehabilitation
  • Sensory experience, water play, water discovery, water safety
  • Communication
  • Balance and coordination