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BLUEY’S PRE SEASON TRAINING

soulroll 08/02/2024

We are thrilled to announce that with his annual Big Adventure quickly approaching, Bluey the Whale has hit the ground running, well, more accurately… hit the pool swimming!

What is Bluey’s Big Adventure?

Every year from April to September the BlueFit Swimming mascot, Bluey the Whale, sets out on a Big Adventure to find his friends. Throughout this adventure, current BlueFit Swimming students are tasked with helping him find them! Each week at their lesson students will collect a free sticker featuring one of our BlueFit Swimming characters. There are 15 unique stickers to collect, and once our dedicated students have found them all they can enter the draw to win a very special prize. Last year Melton Waves student, Elsie was the winner of a brand new iPad! This year’s prize will be announced closer to the commencement date.

How can I get involved?

To get involved, simply ensure you are enrolled in the BlueFit Swimming program and are attending lesson weekly. Participation in this promotion is only available for current BlueFit Swimming students.

To enrol into BlueFit Swimming, simply complete the online form on our website.

What does Bluey’s pre-season training look like?

Like our students, Bluey has been back attending his weekly swimming lessons alongside his friends to help improve his stamina. Outside of lessons he has also been getting his laps in, practising through all weather conditions, and remembering to always put safety first!

Here’s what Bluey has to say about his pre-season performance:

“Well friends, it’s been only a few months of recovery and I am proud to say that I’m back in the pool training. With plenty of help from my incredible friends at BlueFit Swimming, I have been showing great improvement. I have even achieved a new personal best! I cannot wait to share all the plans for my next adventure with you… it’ll be my biggest one yet!”

Don’t forget Bluey’s Big Sticker Book Adventure will begin in April this year. Be sure to keep an eye out for further information as the adventure approaches, and keep practising!

Enrol into BlueFit Swimming and get ready to join Bluey on his upcoming adventure!

Check out last year’s Big Adventure winner below!

BANKSTOWN UPDATE

soulroll 04/12/2023

29.01.2024

Redevelopment of BlueFit Swimming – Bankstown

Construction work is now underway to upgrade our Swim School in Bankstown to create a modern, best in class new swim school for our families. We understand that your children are likely to be missing their weekly lessons at Bankstown and our team can’t wait to welcome you back!

Our new swim school remains under construction with demolition works recently completed. Construction of our upgraded pool, plant room and amenities have commenced and we are looking forward to announcing an opening date in mid-2024!

Our lessons at Bankstown will leverage over 30 years of knowledge and experience in teaching babies, children and adults to learn to swim. We will run infants swimming lessons from 6 months old, children’s learn to swim lessons and adult swimming lessons.

We understand that securing a spot at a quality swim school can be quite challenging these days. That’s why we want to reassure you that your existing day and time slot at our Bankstown location, as of the time of closure, is securely reserved for you upon our reopening in mid-2024! Your loyalty and trust mean the world to us, and we’re committed to making your return to our swim school a seamless and enjoyable experience.

We also wanted to share with you some exclusive artist impressions of the new and improved BlueFit Swimming Bankstown. 

 

 


 

20.12.2023

It was announced early this year that the BlueFit Swimming Bankstown facility would close for urgent renovations. After months of plenty of hard work the team are thrilled to announce that work is well and truly underway!

The refurbishment will include:

  • A larger pool
  • Newly refurbished bathrooms
  • Upgraded shower and amenities
  • New heating and plant systems
  • Upgraded entrance and reception

Check out the progress video below.

We will be providing further information and updates on our Facebook and Instagram pages. To ensure you keep up to date with all updates, we highly encourage that you follow our social pages.

APPLY NOW FOR A 2023/24 SCHOOL BASED TRAINEESHIP

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The LEA school-based traineeship program is designed for senior school students, who are eager to begin their careers in this exciting and rewarding industry.

The program incorporates the completion of a nationally recognised qualification and workplace training while being supported by our bespoke student welfare program.

Students will train and work across a variety of roles including pool lifeguarding, swim teaching and customer service. The program is the perfect opportunity for students who are looking to gain a head start in their careers and get paid industry experience in the workforce.

Program Structure:

The traineeship will be divided into the following three components:

Study – Fully funded training provided. Your training will include:

  • Certificate III in the Sport and Recreation Package*
  • Pool Lifeguard Certificate
  • Swimming and Water Safety Teacher Certificate
  • Provide First Aid Certificate
  • Provide CPR Certificate

Work

Trainees work an average of 8 hours per week over a 24 month period. During this time they are employed for the following roles:

  • Lifeguard
  • Swim Instructor
  • Customer Service
  • Café Assistant
  • Sport Coaching

School

A School Based Traineeship contributes towards the HSC (non-ATAR), therefore positive engagement at school is essential. School Based Trainees are assigned curriculum release time to complete studies or attend the workplace.

Requirements:

To be considered for this program, we are looking for students that are:

  • Motivated to help others
  • Committed to working an average of 8 hours a week
  • Interested in sport and swimming
  • Capable of swimming 200m in 6 minutes

*Terms and Conditions Apply

Locations in New South Wales:

Lane Cove Aquatic Centre

Mosman Swim Centre

Hurstville Aquatic Centre

Sans Souci Leisure Centre

Moss Vale Aquatic Centre 

Newcastle Pools

BlueFit Swimming Casula 

BlueFit Swimming Bankstown 

Our locations are based in NSW, QLD, SA, VIC and WA.

For further information about school-based traineeships with Leisure Employment Australia, click here.

If you or someone you know may be interested in completing a school-based traineeship, simply fill out the Application Form via the link below.

WE’RE HERE TO REALLY HEAR YOU

soulroll 11/09/2023

Trigger Warning: The following contains conversations about mental health.

This September 14th we are celebrating ‘R U OK? Day’. A national day of action dedicated to raising awareness around mental health. The day is inspired by the ideology around the power of a conversation. By simply asking “are you okay?”, our teams and communities are starting the conversation.

Although asking the question is only one step in the right direction. The R U OK team has provided a range of resources and advice to help. The following are the four simple steps they are recommending to start the conversation:

  1. Ask
  2. Listen
  3. Encourage Action
  4. Check In

R U OK also has a wide range of resources available to assist with the conversation. To view these resources, click here.

Agin we want to remind our members and communities that we’re here to really hear, because a conversation could change a life!

For any further information about R U OK? Day, click here.

If your life is in danger or you’re concerned for your own or someone else’s safety please call 000. You can find support by contacting your local doctor or one of these crisis lines available 24/7.

Lifeline

13 11 14

lifeline.org.au

Beyond Blue

1300 224 636

beyondblue.org.au

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

Suicidecallbackservice.org.au

For a list of other support services, please click here.

CELEBRATING CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK 2023

soulroll 11/09/2023

This year Children’s Book Week was held from Saturday 19th to Friday 25th of August.

To get into spirit, our team asked for families to comment on our social pages and tell us in 25 words or less what stories inspire their family.

Below are a few of the winning and inspiring answers that we received:

“Two books my ASD daughters know well are;

BABY BLUE HAS THE BLUES.

A Baby Blue Whale, who longs to be included among the other animals of the ocean, but is shunned because he is ‘different.’ The fish makes fun of his size and won’t let him join in their games. However, when danger lurks in the form of a shark, the fish learn an important lesson about accepting and embracing each other’s differences while Baby Blue realizes it’s okay not to be like everyone else.

THE RED BEAST.

Deep inside everyone, a red beast lies sleeping. When it is asleep, the red beast is quite small, but when it wakes up, it begins to grow and grow. This is the story of a red beast that was awakened. This book helps kids find ways to calm their Red Beast and learn how to prevent it from waking in the first place. Full of practical activities and visual examples, it supports emotional and sensory regulation and provides coping mechanisms for children who experience high emotional flooding or meltdowns (meltdowns I deal with daily).”

– Rennie

“My kids love reading, but really enjoy fantasy and get lost in their imagination”

– Kristy

“Ones that make our imaginations go an adventure… like Where the Wild Things Are. Or ones that warm our hearts… like Love you Forever.”

– Skye

“In my house night night dinosaur inspires my almost three year old to sleep. We read it every night”

– Jess 

“Our family enjoys books that remind us of the importance of gratitude such as “Did I ever tell you how lucky you are”.”

– Yenny Sukiman

Our team would like to thank everyone who participated, we look forward to continuing the inspiration in the pool!

WELCOME TO THE BLUEFIT SWIMMING NEWSLETTER

soulroll 07/09/2023

Welcome to the very first edition of the BlueFit Swimming e-newsletter!

Here at BlueFit Swimming, we pride ourselves on our Learn to Swim program which has been created by industry professionals and continues to evolve and meet the needs of students year after year. BlueFit Swimming works to build our swim teachers’ knowledge and skills to ensure your children are receiving the best opportunity to grow and learn in the aquatic environment. 

BlueFit Swimming also takes water safety and survival skills seriously and understands the critical importance of these skills. We deliver two fun-filled weeks across the year to build our students’ knowledge and skills that will keep them, someone they know or a member of our community safe. 

Learning to Swim is a long term investment, learning to swim is very similar to the process of learning to read. First you might start with the foundation of learning basic sounds, then words and finally sentences, building the skills to read effortlessly. 

Learning to swim follows a similar process to build confident swimmers. Starting with floating & submerging…adding kicking skills, basic arm action and finally, breathing skills to put it all together. Swimming is a complex skill that takes time to master. With consistent practice, good teaching and an opportunity to play over a few years, children will be confident and efficient swimmers who “live to swim”.

Our newsletters are designed to help keep our families and students informed and up to date with any key changes, they are also a great tool to help support student learning. 

 

Some editions will include articles on swimming tips, level breakdowns, useful guides and key updates. These articles will also be available via the BlueFit Swimming website under the ‘News’ banner. 

We look forward to many future BlueFit Swimming newsletters.

Want to know more about BlueFit Swimming? Click here.

LOVE WORK LIVE LEISURE

soulroll 04/09/2023

A rewarding career shouldn’t have to come at a cost, which is why BlueFit is presenting you with an opportunity to ‘love work’ and ‘live leisure’.

There are many benefits of working for BlueFit which include flexibility around study, family and leisure commitments. And if that isn’t enough, as a team member you get free facility access, discounted learn-to-swim lessons, along with many other professional development and training opportunities. 

Right now BlueFit is offering FREE training to selected Swim Instructor applicants. Eligible Swim Instructor applicants will also receive a $500 bonus once they’re in the water teaching.*

To take advantage of this generous opportunity, click here.

Swim Instructor:

If you have a passion for helping others, enjoy working with children and have a welcoming and inclusive nature then we think you’d make a great Swim Instructor. Our team is filled with friendly and vibrant personalities, and our programs run year-round across multiple BlueFit locations.

Whether you have previous experience or a willingness to learn, the BlueFit Swim Instructor Program will support you through the process of becoming a qualified swim instructor, including the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at your local BlueFit facility.

The program will include the following (subject to the terms and conditions listed below):

  • Free Training – Swimming and Water Safety Teacher (SISSS00112) Course
  • Work Experience Placement Program (20 hours): To assist bridge the gap between the Swimming and Water Safety Teacher course and employment, participants will be provided a work experience placement at their local BlueFit facility. In this unpaid work experience placement participants will gain important job skills and knowledge that will enhance their chance of employment. 
  • If successful in obtaining employment at your local BlueFit facility and after completing four weeks of regular shifts you will be eligible for a $500 bonus*

So how does it work?

The following is the simple four-step process that all applicants will be required to complete:

  1. Attend an in-person information and group screening session.
  2. Attend an in-person course at a selected location.
  3. Complete in-water training.
  4. Receive on-going employment.*

*Terms and Conditions Apply.

For further information about employment opportunities with BlueFit, click here.

SWIM SCHOOL CONFERENCE

soulroll 04/09/2023

Once a year our incredible team of swim school managers get together for the BlueFit Swimming swim school conference.

This year the conference was held in July. The entire team caught up in Sydney for the full two-day event. Throughout the two days the team were able to develop their knowledge around swim schools and furthermore the entire range of programs on offer with BlueFit Swimming.

Led by our industry professionals Michele (General Manager of BlueFit Swimming) and Stephanie (NSW Regional Swim School Manager) they also managed to have a little fun.

With a creative challenge for teams to build their own boat and see which team’s boat floated the furthest. It’s no surprise that the industry professionals were the team who came out in front.

Expanding their networks, the conference was an opportunity for all of our swim school managers to get out and press reset just in time for the summer intake of students.

It was wonderful to see all of the managers working together to further develop their knowledge and improve their individual skills.

We cannot wait to see the team implement their new knowledge!

WELCOME BLUEFIT SWIMMING LAKELANDS

soulroll 04/09/2023

We are thrilled to welcome BlueFit Swimming Lakelands, our latest addition to the BlueFit Swimming family. Located in Western Australia, Lakelands is scheduled to open on September 15th.

The facility is located within close proximity to the Lakelands Shopping Centre, and features an indoor heated swimming pool dedicated entirely to swimming lessons. The centre is designed specifically as a quiet, distraction-free environment where students can completely focus on learning to swim safely. 

Our team is excited to officially open the doors and welcome the local community to the BlueFit Swimming family.

For further information about swimming lessons at BlueFit Swimming Lakelands, click here.

We look forward to seeing what the future holds for the community of Lakelands!

INTRODUCING THE BLUEFIT SWIMMING APP

soulroll 04/09/2023

We are excited to announce that BlueFit Swimming Casula will be transitioning all class management to the BlueFit Swimming app.

The new user-friendly BlueFit Swimming app is simplifying class management, all at the click of a button. Parents can now access the parent portal any time of the day or night, anywhere.

The BlueFit Swimming app will allow parents to book makeup lessons up to seven days in advance. Similarly parents can also view booked lessons and mark students absent.

How does it work?

  1. Simply download the BlueFit Swimming app via the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Enter your email as your username.
  3. Click “Forgot Password”.
  4. You’ll receive an email that contains a verification code.
  5. Enter the code.
  6. Update your password.

To learn more about the BlueFit Swimming app, click here.