Program Information

Welcome - Water Safety and Survival

VACSWIM SA is a South Australian Government supported initiative which provides primary school aged children with opportunities 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.

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Funded by the Government of South Australia, the majority of 2021 programs take place from Monday 4 January - Tuesday 12 January 2021. All programs taking place on beaches are managed and delivered by the Surf Life Saving Association. The programs taking place in pools are managed and delivered by the Royal Life Saving Society or the YMCA and, in some cases, a private operator.  All programs meet the National Water Safety Education Competency Framework and are conducted by qualified instructors.

To find out more about each program, use the links on this page.

To match your child's age with an appropriate level use the table below. However, guardians should check the competencies performed in each level to ensure their child will be in the correct level.  If you are not sure, please contact the program provider directly.

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Click HERE for an overview of what children learn at different 'Swim and Survive' levels.

If you are still unsure of what level to place your child into, you can call Royal Life Saving SA directly on 8210 4500 or email vacswim@royallifesavingsa.com.au

For the higher awards, contact Royal Life Saving directly.

 

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Click HERE for an overview of what children learn at different 'Surf and Survive' levels.

If you are still unsure of what level to place your child into, you can call Surf Life Saving SA directly on
8354 6996 or email vacswim@surflifesavingsa.com.au

For the higher awards, contact Surf Life Saving directly.

 

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Click HERE for an overview of what children learn at different 'YMCA Swimming and Water Safety' levels.

If you are still unsure of what level to place your child into, you can call YMCA SA directly on
0418 708 830 or email vacswim@ymca.org.au