LSV Programs

Helping schools make the right decision about developing a high quality and cost-effective swimming and water safety program is essential. Life Saving Victoria have a range of programs available. These are either free or pay-for-service, and can be conducted in your own school or facility, or offsite at an aquatic location.

These programs are designed to complement and not replace formal swimming lessons, with the exception of Swim and Survive.

LSV’s Open Water Learning Experience (OWLE) program creates ‘Everyday Lifesavers’ out of Victorian students, by teaching them practical and engaging water safety, lifesaving and emergency response skills. The OWLE program is designed to empower students to make safe aquatic related decisions while enjoying their local waterway. The OWLE program is ideal to enhance your school’s swimming and water safety or camp programs.

The program aligns to the Victorian Curriculum and is supported by free online resources and cross-curriculum lesson plans for Foundation (Prep) to Year 10.

Metropolitan Melbourne & Geelong OWLE program details

Target : Prep to Year 12

Venue options : Beach, Lake, River or Pool

Program options : Half day (2 hours) or Full day (3.5 hours), including Lifesaving Carnival option

    Program activities

  • Everyday Lifesavers (CPR)

  • Be Aware and Be Prepared (water safety)

  • Survival Strategies (life jackets)

  • Rescue Strategies

  • Safe Body Boarding

  • Beach Flags & Sprints

  • Nipper Boards

  • Iron Man/Woman Events

Cost : Dependent on venue and program option. Please contact us for a quote!

Regional Victorian OWLE program details

During Terms 1 and 4, the OWLE program tours regional Victorian communities deemed ‘at-risk’ for drowning incidents.

Target : Year 3 to Year 12

Program options : Half day (2 hours)

Cost : Head to the website to check fees, dates and venues, and to book

    Program activities

  • Everyday Lifesavers (CPR)

  • Be Aware and Be Prepared (water safety)

  • Survival Strategies (life jackets)

  • Rescue Strategies

  • Safe Body Boarding

Cost : $13.00 per student

For more information about the OWLE program, contact Education Services on (03) 9676 6940 or email education@lsv.com.au

LSV’s Sink or Swim program teaches students about water safety from the expertise of a surf lifesaver. This interactive 1-hour program empowers students of all ages to keep themselves and others safe in a range of aquatic environments including, beaches, rivers, lakes, pools and the home, through engaging practical activities. Sink or Swim will enhance your school’s water safety program or prepare your students for upcoming aquatic recreation excursions and camps.

The program aligns to the Victorian Curriculum and is supported by free online resources and cross-curriculum lesson plans for Foundation (Prep) to Year 10.

Metropolitan Melbourne Sink or Swim program details

Target : Tailored to suit all ages

Venue : Delivered as an incursion, at your school or nominated venue

Duration : 1 hour (times can be flexible)

Cost : Head to the website for minimum fees and contact us for a quote.

Regional Victorian Sink or Swim program details

During Term 4, the Sink or Swim program tours regional Victorian communities deemed ‘at-risk’ for drowning incidents.

Target : Tailored to suit all ages

Venue : Delivered as an incursion, at your school or nominated venue

Duration : 1 hour (times can be flexible)

Cost : Head to the website to check fees, dates and priority areas, and to book

For more information about the Sink or Swim program, contact Education Services on (03) 9676 6940 or email education@lsv.com.au

LSV’s online programs are interactive and are delivered by lifesavers and education instructors. The programs are aligned to the Victorian Curriculum, and aim to provide students with vital water safety knowledge, CPR and first aid skills, particularly while access to swimming and water safety lessons may be limited.

LSV’s Virtual Excursions provide an exciting opportunity to utilise online platforms and innovative video conference technology to deliver an ‘all emergencies, all communities’ approach to safety education in Victorian schools.

For more information, including program options, cost and length, please visit our website or contact Education Services on (03) 9676 6940 or email education@lsv.com.au

Transforming the way LSV teaches safety education, the Everyday Lifesaver App uses gamification to make learning water safety, emergency response and CPR more engaging for school students.

    Program benefits

  • Empowers and supports teachers to deliver safety education, specifically water safety and emergency response (including CPR)

  • Uses gamification to teach vital knowledge and skills which could potentially save a life

  • Teaches students how to keep themselves and others safe through the emergency action plan; DRSABCD – your checklist to ensure the safety of yourself, others and the patient/s

  • Can be accessed anytime, anywhere, by anyone

  • Content is relevant and aligned to current school curriculum

  • Provides an improved pathway for future up-skilling and formal accredited training and qualification opportunities

    The App can be played on a variety of devices

  • Computer / Laptop

  • Apple iPad

  • Android Tablet

The App will take students approximately 40-60 minutes to complete.

The Everyday Lifesaver App aligns to the Victorian Curriculum and is suitable for delivery in the following subjects and school activities: Health & Physical Education, Sport, Pastoral Care, Year 7 & 8 Orientation weeks, School Camps, Outdoor Education & Recreation, and a School’s general safety campaign.

Delivery of the App is flexible and can be done as a whole class facilitated by the Teacher, by individual learners, in a small group, or even as the theory/pre-learning component before doing a practical/accredited CPR course.

Visit www.everydaylifesaver.com.auand click on ‘Play the Everyday Lifesaver App’ to access links to the Web version, or download from the iTunes App and Google play stores.

The Water Smart Award is a Royal Life Saving program designed for primary school classroom delivery that includes three key modules: Water Safety, Rescues and Resuscitation.

Curriculum materials to teach Water Safety have been developed by Royal Life Saving together with education resource specialists, teachers and water safety instructors.

The teaching resources in the Water Smart education toolkit outline appropriate learning outcomes and have taken into consideration the new Australian National Curriculum for all years from Foundation to Year 10. The key components of the resource toolkit include the following

  • Units of Work

  • Teachers Notes

  • Activity Sheets

  • Safety Tips

  • Supplementary Resources

These resources are available in PDF or interactive whiteboard format for teachers to download and teach a unit of water safety.

Register your school or organisation to gain access to the Water Smart educational resources via the Royal Life Saving Australia web site.

Program Overview

Royal Life Saving Australia’sBronze E-Lifesaving is an interactive e-learning program that challenges and engages youth on issues such as risk-taking behaviour, peer influences and alcohol consumption when recreating in and around water.

Utilising aquatic themes, students explore personal attitudes, beliefs and personal relationships and will develop skills in making informed decisions, refusal tactics and leadership. Bronze e-Lifesaving teaches students survival skills, rescue techniques and basic emergency and first aid care for managing situations where their own or others’ wellbeing and safety may be at risk.

The program can be easily implemented in the classroom and has strong links to learning outcomes in the new Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education.

Bronze e-Lifesaving has two units available to complete; Unit 1 and Unit 2. Unit 1 has been designed to suit Year 7 and 8 students, whereas Unit 2 is aimed for Years 9 and 10.

The program is FREE to Australian secondary school students.

Program

Each module follows a similar structure to provide interactive and meaningful content to engage the learner and aid the teacher to take a facilitator role. Some of the key components include

  • Video narratives and scenarios

  • Multiple choice questions

  • Flip tiles

  • Slideshows

  • Drag and drop, polls and ranking

  • Quizzes and questions

  • Reflective and problem solving tasks

    There are three modules to work through

  • Module 1: Hazards And Personal Safety

  • Module 2: Risk And Peer Influences

  • Module 3: Responding To Emergencies

TheSwim and Survive program is a national swimming and water safety initiative of the Royal Life Saving Society that seeks to increase swimming and water safety skills of Australian children in order to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity.

Swim and Survive is a program that can easily be implemented into an aquatic facility, swim school, swimming club or primary or secondary school to deliver school swimming and water safety programs. The program includes a comprehensive set of resources, training and awards to support its delivery.

Bush Nippers Education Program is a regional and rural inland adaptation to “Beach” Nippers, which aims to build lifesaving and water safety knowledge and skills of children aged 5 to 14 years in open water environments.