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VIC Learn To Swim Return November 12th

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It’s time to make a splash!

We are so glad to have you and your family enjoying our facility and we are excited to welcome back our Learn To Swim and squads program from Friday 12 November with the first debit on Friday 19th November.

Please note due to the current public health orders by the VIC Government you will need to be fully vaccinated to enter the centre. This is important. Everyone aged 16 years and over must have had both shots of your COVID-19 vaccine to enter our facilities. Please show proof at entry. This includes both using the facility and accompanying children to swimming lessons.

If you need to cancel swimming lessons please click here to complete a cancellation request no later than midday, Thursday 11th November. If we are unable to run your child’s lesson due to staff availability we will reach out to you separately.

If you have any questions or queries please email us at enquiries@bluefitswimming.com.au.

For specific location information and restriction please click your Swim School name below!

We look forward to seeing you in the water.

Location Swim School Status Link
BayFit Leisure Centre Opening Friday 12th November 2021 Click for more info
Melton Waves Leisure Centre Opening Friday 12th November 2021 Click for more info
Sandringham OPEN Click for more info
Windy Hill Fitness Centre Opening Friday 12th November 2021 Click for more info

NSW Learn To Swim Return October 16th

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It’s time to make a splash!

We are so glad to have you and your family enjoying our facility and we are excited to welcome back our Learn To Swim and squads program from Saturday 16 October with the first debit on Friday 22 October.

Please note due to the current public health orders by the NSW Government you will need to be fully vaccinated to enter the centre. This is important. Everyone aged 16 years and over must have had both shots of your COVID-19 vaccine to enter our facilities. Please show proof at entry. This includes both using the facility and accompanying children to swimming lessons.

If you need to cancel swimming lessons please click here to complete a cancellation request no later than midnight, 18 October. If we are unable to run your child’s lesson due to staff availability we will reach out to you separately.

If you have any questions or queries please email us at enquiries@bluefitswimming.com.au.

For specific location information and restriction please click your Swim School name below!

We look forward to seeing you in the water.

Location Swim School Status Link
Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre Opening 16th October Click for more info
Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre Opening 16th October Click for more info
Kendall Swimming Pool CLOSED FOR WINTER Click for more info
Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre Opening 16th October Click for more info
Laurieton Swimming Pool CLOSED FOR WINTER Click for more info
Lambton Swimming Pool CLOSED FOR WINTER Click for more info
Mayfield Swimming Pool CLOSED FOR WINTER Click for more info
Mosman Swim Centre Opening 16th October Click for more info
Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre Opening 16th October Click for more info
Port Macquarie Swimming Pool Open! Click for more info
Wallsend Swimming Pool CLOSED FOR WINTER Click for more info
Wauchope Swimming Pool Open! Click for more info
Wollondilly Leisure Centre Opening 16th October Click for more info

Staying Water Safe in Winter

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We don’t often associate beach days and time at the pool with winter but our cooler months are when we need to be extra vigilant when it comes to water safety.

Much cooler water temperatures and heavier clothes can put swimmers in a dangerous position if they were to ever fall into a body of water fully clothed during winter. In addition to this, increased rainfall can fill up backyard buckets or inflatable swimming pools, creating potential drowning risks for our little swimmers. As little as 3cm of water (enough to cover the nose and mouth) can be enough to cause a drowning hazard.

During winter, make sure to pack away any inflatable pools which are no longer being used and turn buckets upside down to stop rain from filling them up. Most importantly, consistent and continuous swimming lessons, including throughout winter, is the best way to keep kids safe in and around water. Swimming lessons develop muscle memory that swimmers will depend on entirely if they were to accidentally fall into a body of water.

Receive Up To $200 With Vic Government’s Active Kids Program

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The Victorian Government announced $21 million over two years for the Get Active Kids Voucher Program. The Program is a Victorian first and will provide support to under-represented groups experiencing barriers to participation in sport and recreation.

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms and equipment. Eligible children may be able to receive up to $200 each and this could be used for Windy Hill & BayFit swimming lessons!

HOW TO APPLY

Children must be aged 4 to 18 and named on a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card and Medicare card to be eligible. Find out if you can apply, what costs are covered and how much can be reimbursed.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

To be eligible for a voucher your child/dependant must be:

  • aged 4 to 18 years
  • a resident in Victoria
  • named on a valid Australian Government Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card (at the time of your application), and
  • named on a valid Australian Government Medicare card (at the time of your application).
  • You can apply for more than one voucher if you have multiple eligible children/dependants.

You must apply separately for each child/dependant.

WHEN CAN YOU APPLY?

There are specific dates (claim periods) when you can apply. You must have incurred your expenses within specific dates too.

There is a total of 100,000 vouchers available from 1 March 2021 until 15 April 2022.

Subject to availability, you can apply for up to two vouchers for each eligible child from 1 March 2021 to 15 April 2022. However, you can only apply for one voucher per child in a claim period.

The application portal for Round 3 begins on Friday 9 July 2021, and you apply to claim between October 4th – 12th November 2021.

All BlueFit Swim Instructors who teach a class in October will receive a $200 voucher*!

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Dive in and help us make a difference in the lives of others!

Each year more than 250 people drown in our waters, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Every Australian child should have access to swimming lessons. Unfortunately, we don’t currently have enough Swim Teachers to make this a reality for the kids in our communities. So, we’re doing a recruitment drive.

If you currently teach, have taught before, or it’s something you think you’d like to try, then you could be eligible.

No quals? No problem! The first 100 people to register will get FREE training valued at $250.

Already a Swim Teacher?

If you’re already a swim teacher who will be instructing classes at BlueFit there’s nothing more you need to do… just keep working with us through October and you’re in!

If you don’t currently teach but are qualified and ready to go, then apply today!

So what are you waiting for? If you have a passion for helping others, a patient and compassionate nature, and a desire to make a difference, we’d love you to become a swim teacher at BlueFit.

For all the details and full eligibility terms and conditions please visit the website.

*Terms and conditions apply.

 
 

Applications For School-Based Traineeships Are Now Open!

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Applications For School-Based Traineeships Are Now Open!

Work in the sport and recreation industry while you study a Certificate III Aquatics and Community Recreation.

Students will train and work across a variety of roles, including pool lifeguarding, swim teaching, sports coaching and customer service.

This program is the perfect opportunity for students who are looking to gain a head start in their careers and get industry experience in the workforce.

Don’t wait, register your interest now!

How To Dress To Swimming Lessons In Winter

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As the upcoming months begin to get colder and we enter into the winter season, it’s important that we are dressed appropriately for the weather so we keep warm before and after our swimming lessons!

Here our favourite tips to dress warmly:

Ugg boots

Thicker than thongs and quicker than sneakers. 

A beanie

Quick way to warm the face and head after swimming.

Gloves

An easy way to keep their hands warm after being in the pool.

Trackies

Easy to slide on and off before and after lessons.

Warm socks

These are a perfect match to a pair of uggs to keep your child warm walking outside.

Jacket 

An extra layer of warmth in case the rest aren’t enough!

Bluey’s Swimming Adventure Starts Now!

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Between now and September 4th 2021, our swim school has an exciting journey for our students to join in on, Bluey’s Swimming Adventure!

Weeks leading up to the commencement of the program, our reception team will have Sticker Books available for FREE to hand out to currently enrolled swimming students. Starting this week, students have a specific animal sticker to collect with every completed swimming lesson and attach it to their book to continue the journey.

When a student collects all 15 stickers they will win one of our lucky dip prizes. We also have a special opportunity for the students who complete the full book to go into the draw win an iPad! By scanning the QR code on their sticker book, you can upload an image of the student holding their sticker book on the BlueFit Swimming website to have the chance to win.

Only “eligible clients” are able to enter. The prize is not redeemable for cash and cannot be exchanged. 

The lucky dip prizes include a yoyo, coloured pencils or a swim cap! The winner for the iPad will be selected and contacted by 13th September 2021. We will contact the winner and send the iPad to the site that they have their lessons for collection.

Christmas Holiday Break

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Dear Parents,

The holidays are just around the corner, we hope you have a safe and fun-filled break!

Last lessons for the year will be on Sunday 20th December 2020 and we will re-open on Monday 4th January 2021.

During the break you will not be charged for any lessons, this break also includes all squad sessions.

Please remember that during the break you are welcome to bring the children for a free swim with a full paying adult, to ensure they continue to develop their skills.

BlueFit Swimming wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We look forward to seeing you back for another year of swimming in 2021.

Superhero Safety Week 2020

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What an awesome week we had during Safety Week, and this year BlueFit Swimming asked students to come dressed up as their favourite Superhero!

Safety Week is an important initiative that takes place during regular swimming lessons. Within the lesson there was a focus on water safety skills such as floating, survival sequences, treading water, survival strokes and basic rescue techniques.

We encouraged all students to bring shorts and t-shirts to swim in during their swimming lesson. Infants were encouraged to wear a t-shirt, parents and caregivers are also encouraged to wear a shirt. This creates a real-life scenario, if your child is in an accident, they will be in clothes. We want to ensure your child is prepared and safe this summer.

These skills are simply to offer additional focus on water safety and education in a fun environment. In the end, we want to provide the best possible water safety outcomes for your child. Safety Week provides us with the opportunity to focus on skills which could ultimately save a child’s life.

See all the fun we had below!

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