Seadragonz swim school fired up for 10th anniversary


Seadragonz swimming instructor Cameron Willis cooling off in the pool
Seadragonz swimming instructor Cameron Willis cooling off in the pool

SEADRAGONZ Swim School will hold its 10th anniversary party at Forrestdale business park today

The Armadale Business Award 2016 winners specialise in swimming classes for learners, from infants to children.

From July 2015 to July 2016, 287 people drowned in Australia, 37 in WA. However, the number of children aged between 0 and 4 years who drowned fell by 30 per cent to 21 deaths.

Most children die by falling into water while unsupervised. Faulty fences or no fencing at all were the second most common cause.

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The Royal Life Saving Society said it highlighted “a lack of basic swimming skills and water safety knowledge”.

Seadragonz specialises in teaching children who are nervous or may be uncertain around water to learn how to swim by using toys, play equipment and games to slowly introduce them to the fun side of swimming.

The Australian Water Safety Strategy has a goal to reduce drownings by 50 per cent by 2020.