Building swimming and water safety awareness skills and educating youth about the dangers associated with aquatic locations is the best way to help reduce drowning incidents. AquaM8 provides skills and knowledge that improve confidence in aquatic environments for high school participants aged 12 and up. This confidence is achieved through a no-pressure program that uniquely utilises the benefits of student-to-student learning as older students (aged 16 and up) build relationships and rapport with younger participants whilst passing on the knowledge and skills they have themselves gained through participation in Royal Life Saving programs.
Aquam8 incorporates elements of two established and trusted Royal Life Saving programs; Swim and Survive and Bronze Medallion. These programs are designed to educate participants on the dangers of water whilst engaging them in aquatic activity and teaching practical skills in survival swimming, basic rescue and drowning prevention. Outcomes in health and wellbeing are also achievable through this innovative program. Participants with minimal swimming ability are able to engage in water awareness and stroke correction whereas more confident swimmers will have opportunities to improve their lifesaving and rescue techniques.
The Aquam8 program is currently under review. Please Contact Royal Life Saving ACT to register your interest or find out more.