VACSWIM is offering free water safety and survival programs to primary school aged children in care during December and January.

Every child deserves the opportunity to learn life-saving water skills – which is why VACSWIM is offering free water safety and survival programs to primary school aged children in care during December 2019 and January 2020.

Children will be given the opportunity to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in the areas of water safety, confidence and competence in the water, personal survival activities and basic aquatic emergency procedures.

How you receive your free water safety and survival program depends on your location and provider.  While the program and equipment is free some venues charge entrance fees. Your provider will advise of fees on registration.

December bookings close Monday 2 December 2019 and January bookings close Tuesday 17 December 2019.

Find your nearest location

Find your nearest location at the VACSWIM website. While you’re there check if there are any entrance fees and come back to this website to learn how to book your free lessons. Do not book online via the VACSWIM website as you will be asked to pay.

How to book your free lessons

If you are a carer

If you are a carer and wish to register a child for VACSWIM for free you must:

  1. Contact the program provider listed on the website for your nearest location (do not book online as you will be asked to pay for the program).
  2. Your provider will talk you through their booking process and any venue entry fees.

If you are a social worker or case worker

If you are a social worker or case worker and wish to register a child for VACSWIM for free you must:

  1. Contact the program provider listed on the website for your nearest location (do not book online as you will be asked to pay for the program).
  2. Your provider will talk you through their booking process and any venue entry fees.

Program providers

Beach Vacswim Programs

Royal Life Saving South Australia
Ph. (08) 8210 4500
Email mail@royallifesavingsa.com.au
Admission fees vary depending on location

Beach Vacswim Programs

Surf Living Saving South Australia
Ph: (08) 8354 6996
No additional fees

YMCA Vacswim Programs

(YMCA managed pools)
Ph. 0418 708 830
Email: vacswim@ymca.org.au
Admission fees vary depending on location

Learn to Swim Gawler

Town of Gawler
Ph: (08) 8522 2034
Email: learntoswim@gawler.sa.gov.au
Entry fee: $31.50

Bordertown and Keith Vacswim Programs

Tatiara District Council
Lucy Tink
Ph: 8752 1044
Admission fees vary depending on location

Marion Outdoor Pool

City of Marion
Alex Williams
Ph: 8276 4939
Email: alex.williams@marion.sa.gov.au
Entry fee: $42.50

Hallet Community Pool

Trisha Flak
Ph: 0438 072 904
Email: trishaflak@gmail.com
Entry Fee: $10.00 for non-members

Innovative Leisure Management

Peter Collins
Email: peter@ilmanagement.com.au
Entry Fee: $21.00

Contact

For more information talk to your child’s DCP caseworker.