Hope Steele, Bridget Evans and Jasmine Osborne with superhero Carly Cooper.
Hope Steele, Bridget Evans and Jasmine Osborne with superhero Carly Cooper. Sean Teuma

Super heroes guiding Warwick's young swimmers

IF YOU have noticed super heroes floating around Warwick this week, there is no need to get your eyes checked.

WIRAC is currently celebrating Water Safety Week as part of their final week of the last week of the swimming term.

Centre aquatic co-ordinator Karen Peters said the week was a chance to mix a bit of fun in with an important message.

"It's the last week of the swimming year so we wanted to add some character,” Mrs Peters said.

"We've had super heroes throughout the week, with more to come for the remainder.

"Water safety for children is one of the most important things, and is something every child should learn.

"We start children from six months, and we notice the difference from children of all ages from the start to finish of a term.”

A number of important items have been the focus of the week, which Mrs Peters said could translate to visits to the river or beach.

"The children are so enthusiastic to get into the water,' she said.

"We look at having life jackets, how to rescue someone, how to get them to the edge and what they can use to try and help someone in need.”

Mrs Peters said the week was particularly timely.

"Coming into the holidays, a lot of families will go off to the beach,” she said.

"It makes it a lot more enjoyable when kids have that knowledge of the water.”



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