ECOLOGY WEEK
FEBRUARY 27 TO MARCH 05

To talk about marine pollution and make the next generation aware of the environmental impact it has on biodiversity, Swim Stars decided to put its swimming lessons to good use and organize a week on the theme of ecology.

Why not take advantage of the fact that the children are in the water to talk to them about the health of the planet’s waters?

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WHAT IS POLLUTION?

Pollution occurs when an ecosystem cannot or no longer degrade the substances introduced into its environment, and its equilibrium is upset. Pollution can be the result of natural disasters or human activity: use of fossil fuels, oil spills, waste dumped in nature, chemical, noise and electromagnetic pollution...

WHAT IS AN ECOSYSTEM?

An ecosystem is made up of all living organisms (the biocenosis) and their non-living environment (the biotope). For example, in a lake there are fish, algae and aquatic plants (the living) and water, mud and climate (the non-living). The planet is a large ecosystem with many sub-systems that balance each other and are divided into 3 major "compartments": water (hydrosphere), air (atmosphere) and soil (lithosphere).

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF POLLUTION?

Pollution has major impacts on human health, animal species and the Earth's ecosystems (water, air, soil). Global warming is a direct consequence, generating changes on a global scale: heat waves, more frequent forest fires, water shortages, floods, infectious diseases, migrations or extinction of certain animal species...

WHAT IS MARINE POLLUTION?

It results from all the products discharged into the seas and oceans by human activity, arriving by river, wind, air or being directly discharged into the sea... including plastic waste.
The consequences are manifold: injury to marine animals, alteration of the ecosystem, dispersion of toxic substances and danger to humans who consume polluted marine species.

WATER COURSES & WASTE SORTING WORKSHOPS

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During the week, Swim Stars coaches will focus their educational exercises on initiating dialogue around pollution and environmental protection.

Children will become aware of the importance of recycling thanks to aquatic trails and waste sorting workshops, all while working on their skills.

Floating and sinking objects will come into play and become waste to work on immersion and movement in a fun and educational way.

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Frequently asked questions

The environmental cause is close to our hearts, especially the issue of marine pollution. So we thought: why not take advantage of the fact that the children are in the water to talk to them about the health of the planet’s waters!

Reducing the impact of plastics is a major challenge and, at our level, we want to help change things. The adults of tomorrow are part of the solution!

The animations will take place during the AUTO-RESCUE and Apprentissage courses scheduled during the week of February 27 to March 05 in Swim Stars pools.

The coaches will work on the pedagogy and learning of the students as they do on every course, with the difference that the floating and sinking equipment will be used for fun and educational courses and workshops; their names will be diverted into waste names to raise awareness of the impact of plastic waste, pollution and recycling.

You don’t need to bring any extra equipment, just your usual pool bag (swimsuit, towel, cap, flip-flops)!

Students will take part in workshops and mini-quizzes during their session. We invite you to ask them after the lesson what they have learned.

This page is also here to help you and your family exchange ideas throughout the month and beyond: tips, suggestions for solutions to reduce your impact, ideas for workshops, games, definitions and a whole host of useful information to fuel the dialogue at home and all around you.

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