Department of Education

Swimming and Water Safety

Swimming and Water Safety

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About Swimming and Water Safety


About Swimming and Water Safety

Aquatic life is a part of our Western Australian lifestyle and ensuring your child can swim competently and safely is a must for all families.  To assist in this aim, the Department of Education's Swimming and Water Safety team provides affordable swimming lessons across the state to give all children the opportunity to learn to swim in a safe and enjoyable environment.

The Swimming and Water Safety team offers two types of swimming programs: 

  • VacSwim, and
  • Interm Swimming.

These programs are the largest swim education programs operated in Australia.

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VacSwim

VacSwim programs offers value for money swimming lessons for all children aged 5 to 17 in the spring and summer school holidays.  Lessons operate at over 180 centres across the state with over 45,000 children participating annually.  Parents enrol their children into a range of programs either online or by completing and returning an enrolment form.

More details on our VacSwim programs can be found here.

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Interm swimming

The Interm swimming program is a school based program offered to all primary schools statewide.  The Department of Education meets the cost of instruction for Interm classes for all public primary schools and private primary schools in rural and remote areas.  The program is available to metropolitan non-government primary schools on a user pays basis.

To enrol for Interm swimming you will need to contact your children's school who can organise these lessons.

More details on our Interm swimming program can be found here.

About Swimming and Water Safety
http://det.wa.edu.au/curriculumsupport/swimming/detcms/navigation/about-swimming-and-water-safety/

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