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Programs and Locations

Programs and locations

Programs are now available for January holidays.


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 1 - Friday 11 October 2013

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 7 - Friday 11 October 2013

Stages 1 to 6 Metro

Stages 1 to 9 Country Indoor



Enrolments close Monday 9 September 2013


Country Early Start Program

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


Program 1
Friday 20 - Tuesday 24 December 2013

(including Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 December 2013)

Stages 1 to 14 only


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

Enrolments close Monday 11 November 2013





January Programs

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

Program 1
Monday 30 December 2013  - Friday 10 January 2014 

(9 day program - no lessons 1 January 2014)

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 6 - Friday 10 January 2014

Stages 1 to 9 only at all venues


Program 2
Monday 13 - Friday 24 January 2014

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 Monday 18 November 2013 










Enrolments for January Program 2 close Monday 25 November 2013



Please refer to the individual programs to discover more.

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Page last updated 07 June 2011

Programs and Locations