Swimming is a great way of getting exercise when in the water. Swimming is Australia’s leading sport with over six million Australians participating at least once a month. With Australian beach culture and love of the ocean, swimming has become a part of many Australian children’s lives with many governments sponsored swimming programs implemented to assist younger children to learn how to swim. This has ultimately led to a dramatic decrease in swimming pool related drownings throughout Australia, however, accidents and injuries still occur around the pool.
Experts in the field of swimming often hold differing qualifications, ranging from PhD’s, life-saving credentials, and working with children checks. Swimming professionals range from swim class instructors all the way to sport physiologists. The degree of specialised knowledge each particular expert has may vary, for example: a swimming instructor may have a more comprehensive knowledge of safety procedures and the adequate degree of strength required by a child to be fully capable of swimming independently, whereas a sport physiologist specialising in swimming may have a more scientific relationship with swimmers.
Swimming experts would be able to comment upon whether certain swimming routines, drills, or exercises would adequately train and develop a person’s swimming capacity. This may be useful in cases where it would be necessary to determine if an instructor, for example, knew about the requisite dangers of placing an undertrained child into a swimming pool.
The specific specialisation and background needed by your swimming expert will be determined by the facts under examination.
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Experts in this field would be useful in assessing swimming policies and cases of negligence. Swimming experts would further be able to comment on injuries obtained during swimming or comment upon whether certain practices could have damaged or harmed injuries to the injured party.Sample Reports
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.Cost
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
COVID-19 has forced people to swim in isolated beaches, rivers, or lakes and as a result have been caught by the unexpected and turbulent waters which has led them to drown. Lockdown of children out of swimming centres has also decreased confidence in the pool.‘Swimming is not a skill practicsed online’: Water safety at risk from lockdown.
Swim Australia chief executive Brendan Ward warns that the lockdown has significantly affected the capacity and confidence of children in water.Relevant Cases Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW) v Miller; Miller v Lithgow City Council  NSWCA 320
New South Wales Court of Appeal upheld a school’s appeal against a finding that it was negligent in respect of injuries sustained by a student during swimming training at a local council pool.Sharp v Parramatta City Council  NSWCA 260
This case considered limitation of liability for accidents which occurred in a recreation setting – this case involved a diving board in a swimming centre.Related Blog Articles
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