Swim classes for children are incredibly important and at Freshwater Christian College we make it a priority for all children to be confident swimmers. Even our Kindergarten students have the opportunity to learn how to swim and every year our students attend swim classes off Campus for a fun morning in the pool. Freshwater Christian Kindergarten has teamed up with C-Me-Swim at Edge Hill to teach our Kindergarten children swimming skills. Class sizes are small with only four children per instructor and a bus comes to transport children, it is a pretty exciting morning for our Kindergarten students who love the adventure and a ‘cool off’ from the hot summer weather in Cairns.
Why swim classes are important for our children:
- Swimming is fun!: Swimming is lots of fun for people of all ages especially in tropical North Queensland where it is hot all year round. Fun activities can come with risks so it is vital that we teach our children how to respect the water and learn how to play and have fun with safety top of mind at all times.
- It’s a life-saving skill: Being able to swim is an essential life-saving skill as drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental death in children.
- There are heaps of health benefits: It is not just fun, swimming also provides loads of health benefits. Swimming keeps your child’s heart and lungs healthy, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina, and even improves balance and posture.
- Anyone can participate: Another great thing about swimming is that children of any age or ability can take part and it is more accessible for children with additional needs than almost any other sport.
In the tropics where most households have a pool in their backyard swim safety is a high priority, it is our hope that through regular swim classes our students will become confident and safe swimmers. It is all a part of the curriculum at Freshwater Christian College.
Freshwater Christian College is a private independent Christian school located centrally in Cairns, Queensland. Our safe and nurturing community has a passion to raise future leaders who love God and pursue their God-given talents. Join us for a College tour to experience our community for yourself. Book a Principal’s Tour today.