2018/19 VACSWIM Enrolments Now Open
VACSWIM is a government funded initiative that’s been providing South Australian primary school children with water knowledge for more than 50 years.
Online enrolments for the iconic SA Water VACSWIM water safety program have opened for the 2018/19 season. Now is the time for families to register and save the date to keep children safe in the water this summer.
Up to 12,000 primary school aged children accompanied by 600 qualified instructors are expected to take part across 123 South Australian pool and beach locations throughout the busy Christmas and New Year holiday period, with the majority of locations offering VACSWIM from Wednesday 2nd to Thursday 10th January 2019 (some locations offer alternate dates and it is best to check the website).
VACSWIM is a one hour a day, one week long program delivered in partnership with Royal Life Saving SA, Surf Life Saving SA, YMCA and a number of independent providers that covers a range of vital water safety and survival techniques including first aid, stroke development, floatation surf and sun safety and survival.
Organisers are encouraging people to get in quick and register close to home or at their favourite holiday location and make VACSWIM a fun and important diary inclusion this summer that could save a life.
Denise Power Operations Manager at Royal Life Saving SA adds,
“Too many people are still drowning in our waterways and we need to teach our children the importance of water safety.”
In 2016/17 56% of VACSWIM participants took part at a regional location with 44% of participants completing the program in the metropolitan zone. Up to 90% of participants are repeat VACSWIM customers with families choosing to reengage children in the learning and take advantage of the social aspects of VACSWIM.
As well as calling families to action, VACSWIM also needs up to 600 AUSTSWIM qualified instructors to support delivery of the program.
VACSWIM is described as the best value for money holiday program with individual enrolment starting at $30 per participant.
To enrol and to view VACSWIM program locations visit the VACSWIM website.
Online enrolments close 5pm Thursday 20 December 2018
For more information and all enquiries please visit the VACSWIM website.
What: VACSWIM Enrolments Now Open
When: Enrol now for December 2018 & January 2019
Where: See website above
Who: School aged children
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
Image Source: VACSWIM
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