According to Gail Moncrieff, our Prep coordinator, our Foundation and Year One swimming program started really well on Monday. The start of our program coincided with some sobering comments made by the head of Life Saving Victoria. According to their data a third of students leave Year 6 not able to swim 50 metres or float on water for 2 minutes, and we do have a high number of drownings in Australia.
The IEPS Swimming Program does increase skill development and water safety over the 5 years that we offer it through the school. If however your child does not reach the aforementioned proficiencies parents are encouraged to also take their children for extra swimming lessons with you as teachers or with professional instructors.