December 8, 2016

It's nearly summer holidays. Yay! 

Playing in the pool, relaxing by the beach (with an ever watchful eye on the littlies of course!)

Time for a quick CPR refresher. I hope you never have to use it. 

Do you know how to do CPR for a baby? 

Here's the instructions from our Au...

June 28, 2016

I had the pleasure of presenting the ASCTA Babies and Toddlers course to a group of swimming teachers at this week.

It's a fantastic course, preparing teachers to work with babies up to 3 year old toddlers, before they start to transition into pre school swim lessons.

It...

February 22, 2016

I just updated my CPR training over the weekend, alongside a bunch of the swimming teachers I often share the pools with. I've been doing annual CPR updates since I was in late primary school, so am pretty used to the drill! The procedures change over the years though,...

Why do children use w - sitting? 

 

Children who w - sit often do it because it's a stable position, requiring little muscle activity, so they can free up their hands to play or eat. Some children use it to be steady so they can think, communicate and be social.

There's a...

January 7, 2015

We love the water. This is a quick online questionnaire to help you become more aware of ways to stay safer around water, from the bathtub to the beach. 

Got a spare 5 minutes? 
We'd love to encourage you to become a water hero!

Then you get a badge you can post to socia...

Baby walkers continue to be sold in toy shops and used in child care centres. However I strongly discourage their use, as does the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. In fact, sale and ownership of baby walkers has been...

October 30, 2014

Research Project Survey - Swimming Inclusion for People with a Physical Disability

Katrina Murphy at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is completing a this study on behalf of Swimming Australia as part of her PhD into swimming inclusion.

 

She is interested in "t...

October 1, 2014

We're proud to support World Cerebral Palsy Day.

 

They're seeking ideas to change the world for people with cerebral palsy. You can post your idea, and during October you can vote for those you like here. The best will be teamed up with inventors to make the dreams a re...

From swim nappies to sunsuits, bathers and wetsuits, swimming caps, headbands and clips, earplugs and goggles... We've got advice about all of these tricky questions to help you out :-)

What should my child wear to aquatic physiotherapy sessions? 

Click here.

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