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Programs and locations

Enrolment periods and VacSwim program dates for the 2016/17 season are in the table below.

Please refer to the location links in each program row for more information about country and metropolitan centres hosting VacSwim lessons.  Lists of venues will present in pop-up windows so enable this feature in your browser.

Lessons

Each standard program is the equivalent of 10 days of 35 minute lessons (i.e. approximately 350 minutes of lesson time). When there are public holidays some programs may run over eight or nine days, where lessons may be lengthened by up to 10 minutes on these days.  Your child/ren will still receive the same total lesson time.  The same charge for a standard program applies, regardless of the actual number of days.

A five day short program is conducted at selected centres in the afternoon of the second week of the October Program and January Program 1.  The short program consists of 175 minutes of instruction time and swimmer achievement may be limited when compared to the longer 10 day program.  

The Country Early Start program is a seven day program with slightly longer lessons.

Program Description and Locations

October Programs

Limited centres and stages - please refer to the location details to discover more.

 

 

Standard program
Tuesday 27 September 2016 to Friday 7 October 2016.

Nine day program made up of 40 minute lessons each day.

Stages 1 to 9 metro.

Stages 1 to 12 country.

Stages 1 to 16 available at some venues - check the location links on the right for details.

Enrolments open Friday 29 July 2016.

Enrolments close Monday 29 August 2016.

Locations

Country

Metropolitan

Short Program (afternoon)
Monday 3 October 2016 to Friday 7 October 2016.

Five day program made up of 35 minute lessons each day.

Stages 1 to 6 metro.

Stages 1 to 9 country.

Enrolments open Friday 29 July 2016.

Enrolments close Monday 29 August 2016.

 

Locations

Country

Metropolitan

Country Early Start Program

Specific to wheatbelt centres only - please refer to the location details to discover more.

 

Standard program
Saturday 17 December 2016 to Friday 23 December 2016.

(including Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December 2016).

Seven day program made up of 45 minute lessons each day.

Stages 1 to 15 only.

Refer to January Program 1 for an alternative program at selected venues.

Enrolments open Friday 29 July 2016.

Enrolments close Monday 14 November 2016.
 

 

Locations

- Country

January Programs

Metropolitan and country centres - please refer to the locations details to discover more.

Program 1 - Standard program
Tuesday 3 January 2017 to Friday 13 January 2017.

Nine day program made up of 40 minute lessons each day.

Stages 1 to 16 at most pool and calm water venues.

Stages 1 to 15 at most open water beach venues.

Enrolments open Friday 29 July 2016.

Enrolments close Monday 28 November.

 

 

Locations

- Country

- Metropolitan

Short Program (afternoon at limited centres)
Monday 9 January 2017 to Friday 13 January 2017.

Five day program made up of 35 minute lessons each day.

Stages 1 to 9 only at all venues.

Enrolments open Friday 29 July 2016.

Enrolments close Monday 28 November.

Locations

- Country

- Metropolitan

Program 2 - Standard program
Monday 16 January 2017 to Wednesday 25 January 2017.

Eight day program made up of 45 minute lessons each day.

Stages 1 to 16 at most pool and calm water venues.

Stages 1 to 15 at most open water beach venues.

Enrolments open Friday 29 July 2016.

Enrolments close Monday 5 December 2016.

 

Locations

- Country

- Metropolitan

 

Programs and Locations
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