Water safety incursion for preschoolers

Water Safety Program

Water safety programs save lives. Kids aged one to four are at most risk of drowning, therefore early education is key in helping protect our children. This is why Kingswim runs community presentations for little ones. We provide a free water safety program for kindergarten and preschool-aged kids to help everyone have fun and stay safe around water.

Kindergarten Incursion

Kingswim’s water safety incursions are designed for kindergarten children aged two to five. Filled with fun and interactive activities, the incursion teaches essential water safe concepts and practical skills. This includes basic survival skills and rescue techniques for both the pool and the beach.

Our Kingswim team has been providing water safety incursions at early learning centres for almost 20 years. We’ve recently updated the program to ensure it meets the needs of early learning centres and to make it even easier for you to book.

Kingswim offers free water safety incursions for early learning groups across Melbourne. Fill in the form at the bottom of this page to make a booking enquiry.

Teaching preschoolers water safety awareness helps to prevent drownings and non-fatal accidents in the water. It also empowers children to better understand their environment so that they can keep themselves and others safer.

After our incursions many preschoolers confidently share water safety messages with their parents, which is great! It means that adults (particularly those who may not have had water safety education) can benefit from learning water safety tips too. We also have online water safety information for parents and kids so that they can learn at home.

Water Safety for Preschoolers

Play-based learning is key in supporting children’s development. Through our catchy water safety song, story and games, we introduce children under five to important water safety rules so they can stay safer in different aquatic environments.

Check out Kingswim’s water safety music video starring Kingsley the Platypus! We sing this song with kids during our incursions. It’s a great resource to help children learn and remember serious water safety rules in a fun and interactive way.

Kingswim's Kindergarten Water Safety Program




1 hour, although the water safety program can be lengthened or shortened depending on your needs.


We can deliver our incursion to groups of all sizes, however we recommend that there are at least six children in the class. In the past, we’ve delivered the incursion to groups of 30 and above, and even to multiple classes together! Just let us know your class size and we can work out how best to accommodate you.

Program content

We begin every incursion with story time to ease the kids into the session and encourage conversations about water safety. The rest of the program structure is flexible around the needs of your class, but we’ll typically dive into a mix of fun games and sing along to the Water Safety song.

  • Water safety rules covering safe swimming behaviour, how to be sun smart, how to assess an aquatic environment for dangers, how to perform a basic rescue, and the importance of never swimming alone.
  • Water safety information for open water environments such as beaches, rivers, and lake
  • The importance of adult supervision.
  • Emergency response skills which give young ones simple steps to follow in the event of an accident.
  • Skills and knowledge to help preschoolers make safe judgements and decisions around water.

What’s included

  • An incursion crafted and delivered by an expert team who are accredited by the national body, Swim Australia
  • Play-based water safety activities including rescue games and a water safety song and dance
  • Water safety explained through story telling.
  • Special visit from Kingsley the Platypus and photo opportunities (optional)
  • Interactive learning
  • Flexible delivery options


After the program, you’ll get:

  • A certificate to recognise your centre’s commitment to water safety
  • A certificate for each child to celebrate their participation in the incursion (optional)
  • An activity book to work through with the children to reinforce their learning

Plus water safety goodies for every child to take home:

  • An activity sheet and set of coloured pencils
  • A copy of the water safety story book
  • A free introductory swimming lesson offer

The Kingswim team has developed a 10 page activity book for you to use with your class. There are water safety quizzes, colouring sheets, and other fun worksheets for your classroom. Use these activities in your kindergarten lesson plans to familiarise kids with key concepts before our incursion, or to reinforce water safety learning after the incursion.

Incursion FAQs

We need access to power. Our educators supply all audio-visual equipment and learning props.

The incursion is tailored to fit standard early learning and kindergarten classrooms. Most rooms we’ve presented in can be easily adjusted with some movement of furniture and equipment.

We understand that sometimes unexpected things happen – children and staff get sick, and plans can change. If you need to cancel or reschedule your incursion, please try to give us as much notice as possible. Simply call us on 1300 054 647, provide your booking details and advise that you need to cancel or reschedule.

Yes, all presenters have up to date Working with Children Checks.

Yes, we have Public and Products Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance with Marsh, to the value of $20M. We can provide a certificate of currency on request. 

The program aligns with units on Wellbeing and Community, specifically learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3 of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for Australia:

  • Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity and feel safe, secure, and supported
  • Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

If you have specific EYLF outcomes that you would like covered, please let us know and we can work with you to develop this.

Our water safety awareness presentation aligns with key elements of the National Benchmarks for Swimming and Water Safety for children up to six years old. The benchmarks, established by Australian Water Safety and supported by Royal Life Saving Australia, are the desired competency standards that every Australian should have the opportunity to learn. The benchmarks provide key performance metrics that are achievable at certain ages.   

The two main benchmarks that Kingswim’s water safety program covers are:     

  1. Identify rules for safe behaviour at aquatic environments at or near the home.    
  2. Identify people and actions to help in an emergency.    

By incorporating key elements from these standards, our water safety incursion program aims to provide comprehensive and age-appropriate education to ensure the safety and well-being of young swimmers.   

The water safety program for preschoolers also compliments the water safety and survival swimming education that children learn during in-pool swimming lessons. 

Places are limited so enquire today to secure an incursion at a time and date that suits your early learning plan. Fill in the Water Safety Program enquiry form below and one of our team members will respond to your questions and book your incursion in. We’ll also send you a confirmation email, so check your inbox a few minutes after you submit your enquiry.