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Swimming Program for Older Adults

Designed exclusively for senior members of our community, our Grey Medallion program can help you lead a healthy, independent and active lifestyle. You’ll learn all the essential skills you need to safely enjoy your aquatic and recreation activities.

You’ll gain knowledge in personal survival techniques and benefit from improved swimming skills. Also, gain an understanding of how to deal with emergency situations, and obtain critical water safety practices to give you peace of mind and confidence when enjoying the water. Main components include:

  • Water safety knowledge
  • Resuscitation and emergency care
  • Aquatic exercise
  • Personal survival and lifesaving skills

Grey Medallion will be COMING SOON to WaterMarc. Classes will run for 30 minutes contact our friendly team or visit us at reception.

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Water Safety Knowledge

We provide you water safety information for a range of aquatic locations and recreational activities.The prevention of emergencies depends on your understanding of, and ability to apply simple water safety actions.

Areas of discussion include:

  • Australia's drowning statistics
  • Identifying hazards in aquatic locations
  • Safe practices for aquatic activities
  • Drowning awareness campaigns
  • Individuals’ role in drowning prevention

Resuscitation and Emergency Care

When you know what to do in an emergency situation, it will most likely result in a positive outcome.

The first person on the scene of an emergency is most often a family member so one day your could find yourself needing to provide resuscitation or emergency care on a family member. Would you know what to do?

This module aims to teach the following:

  • Recognising an emergency
  • Understanding resuscitation and when it’s required
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • Aftercare

Aquatic Exercise

Aquatic exercise is ideal for older adults because of its low impact nature. Making it suitable for both active people and those with restricted mobility.

Regular physical activity can reduce your risk of heart attack, improve blood cholesterol, lower blood pressure and even help to prevent falls and injury. Sessions will aim to further develop your swimming skills in a fun and non-threatening way and is tailored to cater for a range of abilities.

The following activities may be included:

  • Water movement skills
  • Gentle exercise
  • Correct swimming techniques
  • Exercise to improve endurance and fitness levels

Personal Survival and Lifesaving Skills

Lifesaving skills are not just for people who visit the local pool or beach. Everybody should have some essential personal survival techniques and basic rescue skills.

You never know when these skills may need to be put into practice either to ensure your own safety or to assist somebody else in trouble.

Skills taught will include:

  • Safe entries and exits
  • Survival techniques and strategies
  • Rescue principles
  • Non-swimming rescues

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