Arms Reach at the Beach

Little Heroes’ one-of-a-kind beach based program is the only one of its type that supports families to stay safer in and around the surf. Created for younger kids aged between 2 and 8 years old and their adult carers, our Arms Reach at the Beach program teaches essential observation and moving water skills to support parents and younger children to be confident and in control within the flags.

Overview:
Teaching beach safety awareness, our unique family focused program includes observation and practical surf skills along with a shallow water swimming session for participants to practice everything they have learnt.

Arms Reach at the Beach begins on the sand with a discussion about supervision at the beach, how to read tides, how far to go out, where the best place to swim is within the flags, how to walk safely in and out of the water and why you should never turn your back on the ocean. We also discuss continually referring to a point on the beach to be careful you don’t drift and about an emergency action plan for the beach. A practical session comes next, where our beach instructors teach participants specific surf swimming skills, from how to stand, how to roll and how to duck under the waves.

Everyone then moves into shallow water within the flags and participants enjoy trying out their newly learnt skills during a practical swimming session. During this session, our instructors also teach older kids essential surf techniques on biscuit boards – how to get onto waves and how to get back in from the break – with a focus on staying in control.

Keeping adults within ‘Arms Reach’ of children – especially those under 6 – is at the heart of of our beach side program and all children enrolled in Arms Reach at the Beach must be accompanied by a parent/adult carer on the day.

Duration: 1 hour

HELPING 'LITTLE HEROES'
As a registered charity, Little Heroes’ profits from our mainstream Learn To Swim programs subsidise swimming lessons for ‘little heroes’ with physical, intellectual or developmental disabilities, behavioural issues or a mix of these. Meet some of our Heroes and learn more about What We Do.
 PROGRAM DETAILS                    

Cost:
PER STUDENT $20.00

Term Sessions Available For 2016:

Upcoming Sessions:
SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2016
2:00pm-3:00pm
MAD ABOUT INCLUSION SESSION
FREE for students with a disability
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Where:
NORTH END OF BONDI BEACH
– look out for the Little Heroes tent!