We know this is a challenging time for everyone and while we can’t offer you our normal in-centre experience, we are excited to keep our students active and learning for free.
So while our doors are temporarily closed, we will be
sharing heaps of free content for students to do at home, covering
swimming and water safety classroom activities to help meet the Victorian Curriculum
criteria, fun activities, quizzes, puzzles and so much more.
Water Safety @ Home
Our friends at Life Saving Victoria have prepared a bunch of
fantastic classroom resources and activities for students to learn more about
water safety that you can do, right from the comfort of your home.
These interactive virtual
resources to encourage the continuation of swimming and water safety education
during the COVID-19 period, making it fun and engaging for upper primary and
secondary school students to learn.
These activities include:
- Swimming and Water Safety Toolkit resources
and First Aid for Kids @Home
Safety Watch & Learn video series
Access the WaterSafety @ Home.
Webstar’s Swim School activities
Our Webstar’s team also prepared a range of fun activities
for our students to do while they’re learning from home, and to help break up time
children spend learning and chilling on the couch!
Land based drills
Our Learn to Swim team have been busy preparing a range of exercises you can do to help boost your swimming skills, while at home. You don't need a pool to do any of these land based drills.
You will need some hoops or you could draw lines or
circles on the ground.
- feet together, toes on the edge of the pretend pool (hoops or lines on the ground)
- bend your legs, count to 3, then jump into each hoop
- use one or multiple hoops, then start over again.
Family members can join in to make it more fun.
Make a race out of it by timing how long it takes to do
3 hoops or circles.
- in a standing position rotate your arms in a forward
motion - your arms should move in a windmill-like motion
- reach and fully extend your arms
- as arms move forward they should be close to your head
- your hands should be in a cup position when scooping
the air, with fingers together
- repeat over several times to improve arm strength and
A mirror can be used to help children see their
technique and correct if needed.
- in a standing position start with your windmill arms, fingers together with your hands in a cup position
- right arm goes straight up passing and touching your
- as the right arm goes down, the left arm goes up
passing and touching your ear
- your arm should be in line with your shoulder
- your little finger should point down first with your palm
- repeat over several times to improve arm strength and technique.
You will need a straw, ping-pong balls and a large bowl
or dish. This is a fun game for families to play together.
- start with blowing the balls from one side to the
other, first one to the end wins
- then using a straw to blow the ball to the other side.
This is a great game for smaller children to practice
their breathing drills.
Survival back kick
- sit in an upright position on the edge of a couch, chair
or bed with a solid bottom
- hang your legs over the couch, heels should touching
the back of the couch
- turn your feet outwards
- move the back of your heels along the couch moving
- hook your feet in a circular motion, bring feet forward
and snap together
- wait three seconds and repeat.
Kicking front and back
- lay down on your stomach or back in a straight body
- your arms can be beside you or out in front of you in a
- keep your legs straight with toes pointed
- moving your legs up and down, keeping your legs straight - try to avoid bending the knees
- move slower to start then increase the kick once you
have the correct technique.
Gymnastics at Home
While our doors are temporarily closed, we’re excited to share a range of at-home gymnastics workouts, designed specifically for children and adults looking for something different.
Join the qualified team from BASC, who have put together a great range of fun and easy-to-do gymnastics activities, which you can do at home with your family.
Learn how to perform an arabesque or move your muscles when doing a tuck jump.
Royal Life Saving Australia kids activities
Water safety education is a key element in developing water
wise children who have the knowledge and understanding of the dangers of
aquatic environments and activities.
Royal Life Saving has developed lots of fun and engaging
activity sheets and apps to learn about water safety.
Download printable activity sheets via the Royal Life Saving Australia Kids Zone, where you can get access to:
- Colour in sheets
- Word scrambles and missing words
- Find a Words
- Dot to dot
- Other water safety related activities
You can also get access to a fantastic range of digital learning tools, taking students' online learning to the next level.
Royal Life Saving Australia Home Learning - Aqua Quiz
Royal Life Saving has some excellent educational resources that can be used for Health and Physical Education and cross-curricula learning outcomes. These will aid students in developing their knowledge and understanding in swimming and water safety as well as basic lifesaving and emergency care.
The Swim and Survive Aqua Quiz is a swimming and water safety initiative of Royal Life Saving that seeks to increase the swimming and water safety skills of Australian children to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity.