It is our goal to help reduce the national drowning rate by offering quality instruction to young children in water awareness, safety and confidence in a fun, encouraging learning environment. We believe introducing children to swimming at a young age can help to develop a healthy respect for the water and the ability to enjoy swimming in a safe manner.
STARplex Swim Centre offers five levels as part of our Waterbabies’ Program; 4 to 6 months, 6 to 18 months, 18 months to 3 years, Watertots and Tadpoles. Children are able to build their water safety skills, technique and confidence each week and receive a certificate when they have completed all requirements for their level. Lessons are held seven days a week and are conducted by Austswim and Active Training qualified instructors who have a great passion and extensive experience in teaching infant aquatics. For further information please telephone the STARplex Swim Centre on 8522 0685.
Complete our new Ezidebit Request Form and drop into STARplex Reception or the Swim Centre office.
Drowning is the greatest cause of accidental death in children under five in Australia. Each week, on average, one child drowns. Let’s put an end to childhood drowning for good.
The new Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2016 found that 280 people drowned in Australian waters in 2015/16 – a 5% increase on the 267 drowning deaths recorded last year, with males drowning at a far higher rate than females. See more here…
In 1988 to combat drowning, Laurie Lawrence created the Kids Alive – Do the Five water safety program. The Kids Alive community service program educates the public on five important steps to reduce the risk of preschool drowning – learn more here.