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Programs and Locations

Programs and locations

Enrolments for the October and December/January holiday programs have closed.  Program dates are shown in the table below.  Please refer to the specific program pages for more information about locations that will be hosting VacSwim.


Each standard program is the equivalent of 10 days (ie 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 will be conducted at selected centres in the afternoon of the second week of the October and January Program 1.  The Short Program will consist of 175 minutes of instruction time and swimmer achievement may be limited when compared to the longer 10 Day Program.


October Programs

Limited centres and stages - please refer to individual programs to discover more.


October Program
Tuesday 29 September - Friday 9 October 2015

Stages 1 to 9 Metro

Stages 1 to 12 Country

Stages 1 - 16 available at some Metropolitan and Northern Country venues - check for details

Short Program (afternoon)
Monday 5 - Friday 9 October 2015

Stages 1 to 6 Metro

Stages 1 to 9 Country Indoor



Enrolments close Sunday 6 September 2015


Country Early Start Program

Specific to Wheatbelt centres only - please refer to individual program to discover more.


Program 1
Saturday 19 - Wednesday 23 December 2015

(including Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December 2015)

Stages 1 to 14 only


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

Enrolments close Sunday 8 November 2015





January Programs

Metropolitan and Country centres - please refer to individual programs  to discover more.

Program 1
Tuesday 29 December 2015  - Friday 8 January 2016

(8 day program - no lessons 1 January 2016)

Stages 1 to 16 at most pool and calm water venues

Stages 1 to 15 at most open water beach venues


Short Program (afternoon at limited centres)

Monday 4 - Friday 8 January 2016

Stages 1 to 9 only at all venues


Program 2
Monday 11 - Friday 22 January 2016

Stages 1 to 16 at most pool and calm water venues

Stages 1 to 15 at most open water beach venues




Enrolments for January Program 1 close Sunday 15 November 2015










Enrolments for January Program 2 close Sunday 22 November 2015



Please refer to the individual programs to discover more.

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Page last updated 07 April 2015

Programs and Locations

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