Teaching Swimming and Water Safety

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Discover a new and better way to teach aquatics! Australia has long been recognized as one of the world leaders in swimming and aquatics education. Through a new series of books by AUSTSWIM, instructors around the world can now incorporate new and better ways to teach aquatics.

In Teaching Swimming and Water Safety, aquatic education experts at AUSTSWIM provide a proven, effective program for teaching swimming and water safety to children. You will learn how to

- implement important safety procedures;
- use a variety of water familiarization techniques;
- develop floating, propulsion, and deep water skills;
- introduce diving; and
- teach and refine the six common strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, and survival backstroke.

Highly illustrated and easy to follow, Teaching Swimming and Water Safety gives you valuable information on how to safely and effectively teach young swimmers important beginning swimming and water safety skills.

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From the Publisher:

"This book provides expert advice to keep all swimming teachers afloat! A thorough guide for multiple aspects of swimming and water safety."

Bill Sweetenham Four-time Australian Olympic swim team coach

"AUSTSWIM’s world-renowned reputation for swimming teacher training is well evidenced in this valuable addition to the aquatics library. Developed and refined over several editions, Teaching Swimming and Water Safety should be an integral component in the preparation of any beginner teacher."

Ross Gage Director of Swim Australia

"This easy-to-read manual will greatly benefit swimming and water safety teachers."

Don Talbot National coach of Australia Swimming

About the Author:


The Australian Council for the Teaching of Swimming and Water Safety (AUSTSWIM) is the recognized authority for the training of swimming and water safety teachers throughout Australia. Its mission is to provide leadership in the design, development, marketing, and delivery of comprehensive, high-quality courses, programs, and resources for teaching swimming and water safety. Since its formation 20 years ago, more than 80,000 candidates have successfully completed the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Certificate. AUSTSWIM has a branch located in each state of Australia.

John Kilpatrick is the national executive director of AUSTSWIM. Recognized internationally for his expertise in swimming and water safety education, he lectures frequently and has produced many publications on the topic. Kilpatrick is a former professor and head of the school of human movement at Deakin University.

Peter Meaney is a professor at the RMIT University in Melbourne. Internationally recognized for his training of physical education teachers, his primary area of interest is in swimming and water safety. He has presented numerous papers and is the author of a number of publications.

The contributing authors of Teaching Swimming and Water Safety include John Kilpatrick, Peter Meaney, John Harmer, Sarie Lowden, Jenni Maclean, Kirk Marks, Ken Richter, Julie Tullberg, and David White.

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