WATER SKILLS FOR LIFE - What we do
Teaching A Skill for Life to Save a Life
Water Skills for Life is a not for profit charity organization, which was incorporated on 11 March 2011. The charity is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who provide assistance in the prevention of drowning.
Our vision is to provide swimming and water safety skills and knowledge to children and adults, teacher training and funding assistance, both in Australia, on the northern beaches of Sydney, and in Vietnam. Learn all about us on our ABOUT page- and see our NEWS page
Our Growing Impact
OUR PASSIONATE VOLUNTEERS
Who We Are
We want to bring confidence and competence in the water. Wherever people are at risk, we want to bring confidence and competence in the water. That is the purpose of our charity, for which we have won awards and provided water safety and swimming skills to those in our local community and overseas in Vietnam. Read more about this program HERE. To learn more about our volunteers, click HERE
why we do it
Powered by Passion for Saving Lives
Royal Life Saving Society Australia and Surf Life Saving Australia have released the annual National Drowning Report indicating that last Summer, 86 people lost their lives to drowning in Australia. Each death left families and communities devastated. Drowning over Summer 2020/21 increased by 30% compared to the previous Summer (2019/20).
And it's not just Australians drowning - Many people overseas are too poor or are unable to access lessons to learn how to swim or gain skills in water safety, and thus our partnership in Vietnam with Swim Vietnam and Aquatic Training School – Swim Vietnam.
Drowning is the leading cause of death for those under the age of 19 in Vietnam, killing more than 3,000 children and adolescents annually
Read more about this program HERE and visit Swim Vietnam HERE.
Volunteers Achieve So Much
Our volunteers are driven by passion, belief and dedication to provide assistance in the prevention of drowning. Please volunteer or become a trainee swim teacher now!
We are Driven by Belief and Passion
We believe everyone – no matter where they live, their culture or financial situation - deserves to learn to swim. Please become a member, volunteer, or donate now!
Learn to Swim & Trainee Swim Teacher Programs
OUR SWIM PROGRAMS
Collaroy Turtles Water Safety Swim Program
The Collaroy Turtles Water Safety Program has taught 357 children and adults to swim since its inception. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please click HERE.
Community Swim Programs
Water Skills for Life are committed to giving disadvantaged and CALD communities, who may be at risk on our beaches. We are working closely with Community Northern Beaches to provide programs that will develop water awareness, swimming and water safety skills. Read more HERE.
Swim & Survive Summer Camp
The Swim and Survive Summer Camp started in 2015. We have had 192 participants attend so far. Read more about this program HERE
Tibetan Community Dee Why Swim Program
The Tibetan Community Swim Program has been run from 2012 to the present. So far 442 people have been given swimming and water safety lessons. Read more HERE.
The Swim Stars Program
Change the life of a child with disability in Vietnam by becoming a Water Skills for life “Swim Star” Child Sponsor. You can find out more on the Swim Vietnam and Aquatic Training School websites and our information pages Sponsor a Child.
Trainee Swim Teacher Program
From the inception of the program in 2010 to the present , we have supported 37 Trainees. Read about this program to become a trainee swim teacher HERE