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Synchronised Swimming Workshop

In 2019 PARC Swim have updated their Learn To Swim and Schools Program to align with the Victorian Curriculum.

Within our School Swimming Program there are specific competencies related to the Victorian Curriculum that mention Synchronised Swimming within the Health and P.E strand. For this reason we have included a basic introduction to the movements involved in synchronised swimming in our program. The skills involved in synchronised swimming are also relate to water safety as they involve a lot of treading water and sculling – both important techniques for survival.

On 25th March the PARC Swim staff were fortunate to participate in an overview of The Basics of Synchronised Swimming presented by Prateeti from the Eastern Sirens Synchronised Swimming Club. There were 20 staff in attendance and their minds and bodies were challenged for an hour in the water. The main topics covered were:

  • How to teach treading water (specifically egg beater kick)
  • Back floats
  • Sculling arms
  • How to scull on back forwards, backwards and around
  • How to perform the following movements
    • Tub
    • Flamingo
    • Water wheel
    • Ballet leg
    • Double ballet leg
    • Tub and back somersault
    • Group floats

The energy among the staff was electric as they challenged their bodies to move in new ways. There was an overwhelming positive feeling among staff and they bonded over trying to master group floats where they had to rely on one another and work together to achieve a shared goal.

After the session there was excellent feedback among the staffing group and a common feeling of new found appreciation for the skills involved in synchronised swimming. The staff all thanked PARC Swim Schools Leader for organising the experience and also said it would further help them to break down the skills of treading water and sculling for the students in our Learn To Swim Program.

At PARC we are continually looking for ways to further develop learning and development within employees, utilising opportunities for them to gain practical experience and knowledge, leading to enhanced skills and teaching abilities.

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❓ Do you know a 13 – 17 year old who isn’t confident around water?
❓ Has your teenager missed out on regular swimming lessons growing up? 
❓ Do you want your teen to gain water safety skills so you can all enjoy going to the beach and pool parties? 

This January, PARC is offering a fully subsidised 5-day Youth summer swim program. 
This program is for teenagers aged 13 years to 17 years old who do not regularly participate in swimming and water safety lessons and wish to gain skills to be safer in and around water. The 5-day intensive program will group teenagers in like levels for progressive and age focused activities, aimed to improve swimming fitness and practise in water safety and rescue techniques. 

This is a really important age group for water safety awareness, with beach sessions and pool parties coming up over summer. 

WHEN: Monday 8 January – Friday 12 January 
TIME: 45minute sessions, between 10.30am-1.30pm 
WHO: Youth aged 13 - 17 years old
COST: Fully subsidised 
RSVP: Learn more and book in for free via our website here: 
Make sure you select the β€˜PARC Swim Vision’ tab to see the full information and complete the form.

Any questions? Please email 

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18 Dec - 23 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 24 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 25 Dec: CLOSED
Tuesday 26 Dec: 7am-7pm
27-30 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 31 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 1 Jan: 7am-7pm
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🚨 REMINDER: PARC closing early on Saturday 9th December 🚨

PARC will be closing at 6pm on Saturday 9th December as our staff enjoy their end of year Christmas function. 

Please allow for extra time in planning your workout or swim as the centre will close an hour earlier. 

We will open at 7am as per normal operating hours on Sunday 10th December.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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