Whistle Week provides students with an opportunity to practice emergency evacuation procedures and prepare them for any potential situations that may arise during our classes. Here at Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre we practice our emergency evacuation every term which is usually during week two of each term.
Whistle week is a great way for teachers to educate both students and parents about the dangers associated with water. It is conducted for every class and level during that week.
A teacher will blow the whistle 3 times to signal all students and teachers to leave the water safely and quickly. Each teacher gathers their students, moves to the designated area and check the class roll to ensure that everyone is accounted for.
Once this is done a teacher will go over the evacuation procedure, pool rules and possible situations that could arise in both the pool and open water environments.
The whistle is usually blown in the last few minutes of the class.