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Receive A FREE $100 Voucher Towards Pre-School Swimming Lessons

Introducing the NSW Government Water Safety support program, The First Lap!

This program provides $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of children aged 3-6 years who are not enrolled in school to contribute towards the cost of swimming lessons.

The program has been expanded for the 2021/22 financial year to include children in kindergarten in 2021 and children starting kindergarten in 2022, who missed out on vital water safety education during their pre-school years due to COVID-19 restrictions.

We are excited to partner with the NSW Government on this amazing initiative and will be accepting vouchers from December 1st. More information to come soon!

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Make a SPLASH this Summer with BabyLove Swim Pants

If you and your baby are heading to the pool, beach or a favourite swimming hole this summer, we have just what you need for extra FUN and confidence in your day. From helpful ‘learn to swim’ tips to contemporary swimming pants your child will love, BabyLove has you covered for a carefree summer ahead.

Reflective of the Aussie cossie, BabyLove’s Swim Pants feature bold, colourful designs and are especially designed for all water use – so they won’t sag or swell. With a unique 360-degree soft and stretchy waistband, they can be effortlessly pulled on for a snug fit, and there are easy to tear side seams for a quick change.

‘Summer is synonymous with swimming and BabyLove Swim Pants offer babies a fun and safe way to enjoy the water. The bright range of playful designs are super comfortable and provide peace of mind when heading to the beach or pool this season,’ said BabyLove’s Marketing and Strategy Manager, Michael Joel.

 

Research shows that 81 percent* of families use a nappy when they take their child swimming and BabyLove Swim Pants offer the latest innovation. BabyLove has also enlisted the experts in water safety and learning to swim, the Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA), for practical tips to get you started. (*BabyLove 2019 Quantitative Research)

ASSA’s 10 Baby Steps for You and Your Baby:

  • Use bath time to develop an affinity between your newborn and water
  • Hold your baby gently and introduce buoyancy and movement of water on their skin
  • Use a flannel and eventually a cup, to familiarise your baby to the sensation of water on their face
  • In swimming pools, securely hold your baby and encourage greater movement in the water to build their
    muscles, coordination and confidence in the water
  • Start swimming classes! Babies readily embrace water so get started early. It’s also a great way to eliminate
    a fear of water developing later on.
  • Invest in a comfortable pair of goggles to see underwater and a swim cap to keep their hair off their face
  • Have a dress rehearsal – familiarise your child with their swim gear in the lead up to their first lesson
  • Arrive early, stress less – Arrive at least 10-15 minutes before class so everyone’s relaxed and ready to go
  • Try not to distract your child – Remember the teacher will need your child’s full attention
  • Have Fun! Swimming is important to your child’s development, but so too is enjoying the class!

‘Introducing babies to swimming early not only ensures their future safety around water but also leads to so many health benefits from gentle exercise, bonding through skin to skin contact, stimulating children’s appetites and improving sleep. Learning to swim is an essential life skill that every child should have the opportunity to access,’ says Australian Swim Schools Association’s General Manager, Emily McNeill.

The unisex range of BabyLove Swim Pants is available in three sizes (S,M,L) spanning 6kg to 22kg, and are available
at Chemist Warehouse, Big W, Amazon and select IGA and pharmacies.

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Jubilee Reopens November 13th!

It’s time to make a splash!

We are so glad to have you and your family enjoying our facility and we are excited to welcome back our Learn To Swim program from Saturday 13th November with the first debit on Friday 19th November.

Please note due to the current public health orders by the VIC Government you will need to be fully vaccinated to enter the centre. This is important. Everyone aged 16 years and over must have had both shots of your COVID-19 vaccine to enter our facilities. Please show proof at entry. This includes both using the facility and accompanying children to swimming lessons.

If you need to cancel swimming lessons please click here to complete a cancellation request no later than midday, Thursday 11th November. If we are unable to run your child’s lesson due to staff availability we will reach out to you separately.

If you have any questions or queries please email us at jubilee@blueysswimschool.com.au.

We look forward to seeing you in the water.

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Warm-Up Your Backstroke Before Lessons Begin

Here are a few ways to practice your backstroke technique from home to keep your technique up while you’re out of the pool.

  • Practise in front of a mirror
  • Keep arms straight and rotating simultaneously

This is a great way to keep your child’s swim stroke up to scratch if you don’t have access to a pool. View the full video below

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Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of October is National Mental Health Month!

This campaign is an initiative of the Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) to raise awareness of Australian our mental wellbeing. It is so important that the Australian community comes together to raise awareness and promote better state of mind for all. The MHFA is the oldest not-for-profit, non-government mental health organisation in Australia, serving the community since 1930.

Throughout this month, they have teamed up to organise many events in each state of Australia aiming to attract and unite Australians of all ages and backgrounds to raise awareness and promote better mental health for all.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, every industry has faced and many are still facing unprecedented challenges. That’s why this year’s theme is ‘Mental Health: Post Pandemic Recovery Challenges and Resilience’.

If you would like to learn more about this campaign and get involved in one of their many events or activities, click the links below!

It’s super important to reach out to friends and loved ones if you’re struggling.

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Superhero Safety Week Returns!

Due to COVID restrictions Safety Week is even more important this year. With drownings already increased from 2020, it is critical that our families and communities are reminded of the importance of being safe and vigilant around water. BlueFit are committed to the safety of our communities and we need your help to ensure our message and skills are passed on to all children and extended families for a safer summer.

Safety Week FAQs

Safety Week is upon us, and this year Bluey’s Swim School are asking students to come dressed up as your favourite superhero! Safety Week lessons focus on water safety skills such as floating, treading water, basic rescue techniques and more.

The Royal Life Saving annual drowning report sadly recorded 294 people lost their lives due to drowning in 2021. That is an increase from 2020 of 22%.

As one of Australia’s largest swim school providers, we feel BlueFit has the responsibility to our communities to deliver a service that not only emphasises the importance of learning to swim, but also the skills to be safe and aware in and around water.

Safety Week provides us with the opportunity to include additional skills into the swimming program which could ultimately save a child’s life.

All preschool and school age children need to bring shorts and t-shirts to swim in during their swimming lesson.

All infants and parents or care givers need to both bring a t-shirt to wear during swimming lessons.

This is imperative as we simulate swimming in clothing and what swimming techniques could help save your child’s life.

Monday 13th – Sunday 19th December 2021.

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Become A Swim Instructor & Receive A $200 Voucher*!

Dive in and help us make a difference in the lives of others!

Each year more than 250 people drown in our waters, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Every Australian child should have access to swimming lessons. Unfortunately, we don’t currently have enough Swim Teachers to make this a reality for the kids in our communities. So, we’re doing a recruitment drive.

If you currently teach, have taught before, or it’s something you think you’d like to try, then you could be eligible for the incentive.

No quals? No problem! The first 100 people to register will get FREE training valued at $250.

*Terms and conditions apply.

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Bankstown Reopened on October 30th!

We are so excited to see all our students back in the water, here is a friendly reminder about the restrictions in place at our facility.

  • We are safe
    We have been hard at work updating out COVID safe plans and making sure your facility is sparking clean and ready for your return.
  • We are vaccinated
    Every team member you meet will have been double jabbed.
  • Swimming Lessons returned on Saturday, 30 October, with the first debit ocurring on Friday, 05 November.
    If you were enrolled in the program before we closed, we have kept your spot in the program ready for your return. If you are not ready or unable to return to swimming lessons please complete our lesson cancellation form.
  • You will need to be fully vaccinated to enter the centre
    This is important. Everyone aged 16 years and over must have had both shots of your COVID-19 vaccine to enter our facilities. Please show proof at entry. This includes both using the facility and accompanying children to swimming lessons.
  • Checking In
    It is a requirement to check in on the NSW QR Code. Please show your Green Tick to staff at entry.
  • Mask Wearing
    All members and guests over the age of 13 will be required to wear a mask while in the Centre unless you are swimming or are doing strenuous exercise.
  • Good Hygiene
    Social distancing and hygiene measures must be adhered to when visiting the Centre.
  • Stay home if you are unwell
    If you are unwell; or if you are not permitted to attend under the current health orders, please do not attend.
  • Follow Team Member Advice
    All members and guests are required to follow the direction of our staff or any law enforcement officer.
  • Be Kind
    This is a challenging time for all our customers and staff. We kindly request that you are patient with team members and fellow facility users alike as we all adjust to this new normal

We appreciate that this is a lot to cover. If you have any queries or concerns please contact us at bankstown@blueysswimschool.com.au

The team at Bluey’s Bankstown