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Survival Swimming Skills

Japanese police statistics show that over 80% of people who drown are fully clothed, even good swimmers. They were simply unprepared, never learned survival swimming skills to save themselves or practiced swimming in clothes. Are you trained to survive?

What is survival swimming?

Through assignments during survival swimming lessons you learn to be prepared for dangerous situations in ditches, puddles and rivers. You feel how to swim when your boat has capsized, for example by going into the water with clothes. Are you going to save yourself and save someone else? Diplomas can also be obtained in this branch of sport.

Who is survival swimming for?

Do you have swimming diplomas and do you want to learn survival techniques in the water? Do you think it's cool to get started with all kinds of materials in the pool during the workouts? Then survival swimming is for you, and also let's you immediately learn how to best help others.

Learn Survival Swimming before Lifesaving

Survival swimming comes before lifesaving skills. There is no point in attempting a rescue and then add yourself to the casualty list because you couldn't cope.

When you go on outdoor adventures it is essential that you know how to cope with any situations that may arise, enable you to perform an effective self rescue and live to tell the story. The objective is to be able to swim and survive in any condition, even fully clothed.

Teaching Survival Swimming

Teaching survival skills is important, but often neglected or ignored by leisure centres or swimming clubs. Yet this skill may save your life one day. Over 80% if drowning victims didn't learn survival swimming to save themselves.

The main goal of our programme is to teach you the basic requirements, so you pose no danger to yourself or your team during most operations in and around water. The objective is to be able to swim and survive in any condition, even fully clothed. You'll be able to survive in water for a prolonged period, perform tasks and negotiate obstacles while in the water.

Swimmers who complete the entire programme should know how to do at least the following actions:

It is unrealistic to expect that everyone will be a proficient swimmer. However, they can be trained to participate safely in lifesaving and survival training conducted in aquatic environments.

Survival swimming lessons are fun for both students and teacher, as they are much more varied than swimming up and down all the time. Use inflatable boats, rescue ropes and other accessories to enhance the lessons. Ongoing training for advanced survival swimmers includes resistance swimming, endurance training and boat handling.

Promote survival swimming in the pools and in the local area to increase swimmer numbers. Develop creative and innovative classes following our survival swimming programme. Deliver great customer service by providing personal attention and care to all swimmers.

Learn Survival Swimming in Clothes

This may be an obvious training element, but is often ignored by many swimming clubs. It is usually one of the most popular sessions among advanced swim teams, intended for competent swimmers. If regularly practised it adds variety and fun.

Be it sailing, canoeing, kite surfing or adventure racing, you wouldn't do it only in swim briefs or bikini. Swimming in clothes is an essential lifesaving skill for most water sports because a good soaking is often part of their appeal.

When your boat capsizes, or you fall in, or you decide to go for a spontaneous swim, voluntarily or not, you want to be prepared. While safety precautions should be taken, the nature of adventure sports recommends that you wear attire that reduces the possibility of mishap.

The teacher leads by example and demonstrates how different clothes influence your swimming ability. You'll learn how heavy wet clothes really get and how that affects your swimming skills, a key to aquatic survival. The more clothing layers you wear in the water, the harder your training gets. This adds realism, builds strength, and prepares you for an actual emergency situation.