VACSWIM entries closing soon

Registrations for the December and January classes of VACSWIM SA are closing soon and spots are limited at sessions throughout the Barossa and Light region.

December program bookings close Friday December 7 and January program bookings close Wednesday December 19. To enroll, head to 

Local Vacswim SA Centres in your area are:

  • Angaston Primary School
  • Barossa Aquatic & Fitness Centre (The Rex)
  • Cambrai Swimming Pool
  • Eudunda Swimming Pool
  • Gawler Aquatic Centre
  • Kapunda Swimming Pool
  • Williamstown Swimming Pool

VACSWIM SA is the largest annual water safety program in South Australia, designed to proactively support more than 12,000 children aged 5-13yo by increasing confidence in and around water as well as learning personal survival activities and basic emergency procedures.

Funded by the Government of South Australia, the majority of 2018/2019 programs take place between January 2 and 10 2019. 

All programs meet the National Water Safety Education Competency Framework and are conducted by 600 qualified instructors.

Program Manager Amanda Burnett explains that VACSWIM should not be confused with traditional learn to swim programs.

“Ideally VACSWIM should be viewed as a complimentary addition to equally as important swimming lessons. It’s about empowering children with the knowledge to make smart aquatic decisions and what to do when and if they find themselves or a friend in trouble,” Ms Burnett said.

“The best way to enjoy VACSWIM is with a mate. No matter what age, children will enjoy partner work with a friend and they’ll be able to share the memorable VACSWIM experiences for years to come.”