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Book Week - Fun activities

31st July 2017.

Book week is fast approaching!!  This year The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Children’s Book Week will be held from August 19 – 26. During Book Week schools and libraries often celebrate with decorations, projects and some even hold a costume parade! This is an awesome activity from Kidspot that will help build children’s excitement…

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Shallow Water Blackout

31st July 2017.

When we talk about dangers in and around water, shallow water blackout is not a common subject. Shallow water blackout (SWB) is most common among physically fit swimmers, spear fishermen and free divers and can happen in water of any depth. SWB occurs when a person holds their breath for an extended period of time…

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Ringwood Paul Sadler Swimland - Opening Soon!

31st July 2017.

We are so excited to see the building coming along at Yarra Valley Grammar and can’t wait to see how the new pool looks when it is finished! Our opening date is yet to be confirmed but word is spreading fast and our waiting list is growing. If you know someone who would like to…

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Treadathon - Thank you!

31st July 2017.

A huge thank you to all of our swimmers who participated in our Treadathon to help raise funds for Swim Vietnam! We were so proud to see such an awesome effort! Thank you also to our wonderful families who supported their swimmers and helped raise funds. Thanks to your support we raised a grand total…

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Proud Moment - Swim Vietnam

30th June 2017.

At Paul Sadler Swimland we are very proud to support Swim Vietnam with our fundraising efforts.  Over 20 children drown in Vietnam every day and Swim Vietnam is working hard to reduce this by providing free swimming lessons to Vietnamese children.  They currently teach 5000 kids per year and are continuing to grow.   Here…

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What is dry drowning?

30th June 2017.

Another tragic “dry drowning” reminds us to share the risks and to encourage all parents to know how to administer CPR in the event of an emergency.  Click here to read about the 4 year old Texan boy who tragically died from dry drowning. “Dry drowning” or “Secondary drowning” are not widely understood and while…

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What to say to calm an anxious child

30th June 2017.

Whether it is our child, our niece or nephew or a friend’s child, most of us know a little person who is struggling with feelings of overwhelming nervousness and anxiety. Watching these feelings escalate can be difficult and not knowing what to say can leave us feeling helpless. While all children go through challenges, finding…

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Year Round Swimming!

30th June 2017.

Winter is here again, the days are getting shorter and weather more chilly! At Paul Sadler Swimland, as the colder months begin we are often asked “Should my child swim during winter?” The simple answer is, absolutely! Why do we enrol our children to swim? After years of speaking with parents about why they choose…

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UPDATE: Riverbend Pool Closure Extended Through Monday May 29th

28th May 2017.

Swimland Riverbend will be closed for Sunday the 28th and Monday the 29th of May.  Any customers missing lessons due to the closure will be credited a lesson to their account.  We are working diligently to have our facility up and running just as fast as possible.  Our offsite reception is currently working on notifying…

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URGENT: Riverbend Pool Closure May 25 - May 28

27th May 2017.

Thursday May 25th at 3.00pm As you may be aware, our facility at Riverbend was hit hard by the storm last night. While our side of the facility is intact, we currently do not have access to power. While we’ve done our best to rectify this situation, unfortunately, unless we see a minor miracle over…

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