Department of Education

Swimming and Water Safety

Swimming and Water Safety


About VacSwim

VacSwim programs operate in the October and December/January school holidays.  Programs currently do not operate in the April or July school holidays.

VacSwim has grown from its beginnings in 1919 when five instructors taught 248 children at three venues, to become the largest vacation swimming program in Australia. In recent years, 45,000 children have participated yearly in lessons with more than 1,500 qualified instructors at more than 180 locations throughout the State.

With swimming pools and beaches a part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring your child can swim competently and safely is a must for all families.  Your child can join in the fun of learning to swim by participating in lessons that are conducted at pools and open water venues.

Make sure of your place by pre-enrolling before the closing date.  Once registered on our system, you will be notified of upcoming programs.  Go directly to the VacSwim registration and enrolments page here

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