Downs Little Lifeguards Beach Day
|From:||Sunday 10 March 2019|
|To:||Sunday 10 March 2019|
|Time:||9:00am - 03:00pm Sunday 10 March 2019|
|Location:||Miami Surf Life Saving Club, 2 Hythe Street, Miami, Qld|
This is one of the most important learning experiences you and your family may take part in!
Join us and enjoy a day learning from the incredible Surf Life Savers and Royal Life Saving volunteers. Games such as beach sprints, porpoising and current riding are among the favourites for the day, mixed in with learning about currents, rips and tides. It is a fun filled day with hands on activities that allows the learning to really sink in.
This beach day trip allows children and adults to practice water safety and survival drills and skills in a very different environment. We will form groups and rotate through activities that will take place in the surf and on the beach. We will practise:
- Survival swimming
- Wearing PFD's
... and more
The program highlights four key areas:
- Survival swimming and water safety
- Rescue and recovery techniques
- Aquatic environments and dangers
- Ocean, dam and creek awareness
While this can be an exciting time it can also be a challenging time for some. As usual, parent participation is needed (in the water or on the land).
Downs Little Lifeguards is a fun and educational drowning prevention program for children aged 9-17 years and their parents/guardians. Our main focus is to educate children and their guardians about potential dangers and survival strategies to combat these dangers, encourage confidence through hands-on experience and provide knowledge so everyone can help to save a life. The program is run by Royal Lifesaving volunteers and Toowoomba Region Aquatic and Fitness staff. This is not a learn to swim program.
*Children must be 9yrs to 17yrs of age.
*Children and adults must be capable of swimming 50m continuously (adults- if participating in water activities).
*The program cost of $15 per location must be paid.
*An adult must be responsible for a child or group of children on the day.
*We encourage adults to volunteer either in the water, on land as spotters or assisting with the BBQ/refreshments.
*Children will split into two age groups 9-12 years and 13-17 years. Parents please note that siblings may be separated to meet age group requirements. This allows for 2 levels of activities.
*Children are encouraged to wear the Downs Little Lifeguard rash shirt which can be purchased at a cost of $25 (if a rash shirt is owned from a previous program, please wear it on the day).
We ask that you spread the word, invite family and friends and get passionate about keeping everyone safe in and around the water!
Water safety is everybody's business!
2 Hythe Street
|Entry charges - Child||$15|
|Contact phone||07 4688 6330|
|Contact organisation||Milne Bay Aquatic and Fitness Centre|
|Is food and drink available?||Not applicable|
|Are toilets available?||Yes|
|Is there disabled access?||Not applicable|