Program Information


Swim and Survive is a comprehensive comprehensive swimming and water safety initiative of Royal Life Saving that seeks to increase the swimming and water safety skills of all Australian children in order to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity.

The initiative ensures that the essential components of personal survival and water safety are provided, in addition to a process of developing strong and effective swimming technique. Swim and Survive is delivered in pools schools and other aquatic locations across the country by qualified swimming and water safety instructors.

Since its inception over 30 years ago, over 15 million Australian children have participated in the Swim and Survive program.

Wonder, Courage and Active are the Swim and Survive initiative programs. They reflect the hopes and aspirations of children and families as they embark on a lifetime of fun and safety in the water.

Each program is structured into skill strands that ensure a balanced, comprehensive instructional approach to a child's aquatic education. Each of the 3 programs has a set of Award levels to guide the Instructor and participant through the stages of aquatic education. The 3 programs with their Award Levels provide a comprehensive structured resource of Swimming and Water Safety.

All of our instructors are AUSTSWIM qualified and hold a current blue card.


The Swim and Survive program is divided across three different awards, with levels within each.

Wonder Awards

The Wonder levels are focused on water familiarisation, designed for children aged 6 to 36 months.

Courage Awards

Courage is primarily focused on building water confidence, and has 5 levels (Courage 1 - Courage 5).

Active Awards

The Active levels are focused on teaching and developing swimming and water safety skills.

Classes, instructors and lesson contents are subject to change without notice.

How to book or enquire

Please feel free to ring us on telephone (07) 3823 2823, email us at SwimSchool@rlssq.com.au, or send an online enquiry using the button to the right. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Online Enquiry Form