AUSTSWIM Training for Staff & Students
Dear Lincoln School Families,
The Physical Education department at Lincoln School has been very pleased with our new Aquatics facility and the learning that has taken place this year. We have a world-class facility on our campus and the plan is to now get all PE teachers and a select group of student-teachers/lifeguards the AUSTSWIM accreditation for the Teaching of Swimming and Water Safety. Swimming is a lifelong skill and our primary objective is that all Lincoln School students will possess the necessary skills and knowledge to be both safe and competent in and around the water. As such, we will be bringing an AUSTSWIM instructor in from Australia for the week of March 21-25 to train and certify our PE staff and some students.
The swimming and water safety program, as well as our pool rules at Lincoln School have been designed to promote these lifelong values and can be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eMDeEyJIsMrD2bKe2Hy-uhqmYYFq0JGHJhEb_mgYRGA/edit
Although we will be providing the leveled, color-coded swim caps, each swimmer must bring the following:
A one piece swimsuit (we do have a range of suits available for purchase)
Towel (we have Lincoln School towels available to purchase for $30)
Goggles (we have some available to purchase)
Length of Unit
Supervision and Medical Issues
The aquatics facility will be supervised at all times while students are in and around the pool area. It is expected that each individual participates in every swimming class. If a student suffers from any short or long term medical condition that may impact their ability to participate in swimming classes (i.e. asthma, heart conditions, strains or sprains, etc.), the teacher must have knowledge and written documentation of the condition signed by a parent. We need this information for our own records, so we can understand a student’s given condition. Appropriate alternative plans will be created for students with health concerns or injury.
Again, we are excited about this upcoming opportunity for our teachers and students. The pool temperature is 29 to 30 degrees celsius – a perfect temperature for this instruction. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Luke Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at the pool!
Lincoln School Physical Education Department