Developed in partnership with industry experts, the GOswim Academy is a component of the GOswim program. Helping kids across Australia develop their swimming skills at a pace that’s right for them. Here at Swirl we want to increase participation in swimming in a fun and engaging way!
Research has revealed that thousands of kids stop swimming because it stops being fun. Industry experts and the GOswim Academy have developed a mixture of offerings to encourage continued participation in aquatic activity through competitive and reactional lap swimming.
This is an exciting program where kids across Australia can have fun with their friends and improve their swimming in a safe, social and non-competitive environment.
The curriculum for this program builds on the core and foundation elements learnt in swimming and water safety education. Each skill is broken down into segmented and achievable components that streamline and refine technique and enhance the development of efficiency and endurance.
Level one is designed to continue the learning of new aquatic skills whilst refining those previously learnt swimming skills. Utilising them in a variety of simulated scenarios and aquatic disciplines.
Level two is designed to equip the student with all the skills required to become the swimmer they want to be. Skills included in the stage cover all aquatic disciplines, water safety and recreational swimming.
Aimed at kids who have already learnt the basics of swimming, the GOswim Academy is designed for students aged between the ages of 8 and 14 years old. It’s perfect for kids ready for junior squads, or for those who are interested in getting ready for the competitive swimming club environment.
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The GOswim program is fully integrated into Swimming Australia's Splash App to enhance parent communication with the Swirl swim school team.
Features of the app include:
- Parents identifying and tracking students’ progress through our clearly defined pathway.
- Availability of digital encouragement awards as students’ progress through each stage and element of the program
- Parents gain access to online information enhancing their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum, learning activities, learning outcomes and other assessment criteria.
- Parents gain awareness of student application of knowledge, skill and understanding of swimming and water safety.