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Prairiewood High School

Prairiewood High School

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Swim School

At Prairiewood High School, Year 7 students participate in an annual Swim School program. This usually occurs in either Term 1 or Term 4 of the school year.  Lessons are taught by qualified instructors at Prairiewood Leisure Centre.

The benefits of Swim School


There are many benefits of a dedicated Swim School program. These include:

  • A life saving skill - Drowning continues to be the one of  the leading causes of death for children in Australia. A dedicated Swim School program builds on the skills students already have.
  • A whole-body workout - Swimming engages almost every major muscle group, requiring a person to use their arms, legs, torso, and stomach.
  • Building cardiovascular strength - Cardiovascular exercise, often referred to as cardio, involves the heart, lungs, and circulatory system. A thorough workout routine, such as one that features swimming, will include this type of exercise.
  • Managing stress - Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety. It can also redirect the mind away from troubling thoughts.
  • Suitable for all fitness levels - Some types of exercise may be challenging for people who are new to exercise or feel very unfit.  Swimming  however, allows a person to go at their own pace.

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For students wanting additional information on the Royal Life Saving E-Lifesaving program, please click on the link: