Interm Swimming is a school-based swimming program for children from Pre-primary to Year 7. It provides quality swimming lessons across the state to ensure children develop vital swimming and water safety skills.
Lessons operate in line with current health advice. Physical distancing and good hygiene practices are in place.
We meet the cost of interm swimming lessons for all primary students in public schools and for primary students in rural and remote non-government schools.
The program is also available to primary students in metropolitan non-government schools on a user pays basis. Refer to Metropolitan interm swimming non-government school conditions and invoicing rates.
Parents and carers usually need to pay a fee to cover transport and entry costs into the swimming venue. Contact your child’s school for more information.
Interm swimming lessons operate across the state with the majority of programs conducted at swimming pools. Some lessons are held at the beach or open water venues where possible. Refer to Interm swimming venues and dates for Terms 2, 3 and 4 2023.
To find out more about the Interm Swimming program, refer to Interm Swimming program operational information.
- Interm Swimming program – information for schools
- Interm Swimming program – for children in home education
Our Swimming and Water Safety branch coordinates the Interm Swimming program across the state.
Your school must have a registered school coordinator in WAIVS to submit 2024 school preferences. If you are a new interm swimming school coordinator, request registration for WAIVS.
Submit school preferences
School coordinators can find the current year allocations and submit new school preferences for 2024 in WAIVS. The deadline for submitting preferences is 12 pm Wednesday 17 May 2023.
For help to submit preferences, refer to the following resources:
- How to submit school preferences in WAIVS – step-by-step instructions
- 2024 Interm Swimming program – School preferences information for school coordinators
- Venues operating in 2024 – find what’s available at your preferred venue (or venues).
Enrolment formsYou will provide parents with the Interm swimming enrolment form. Ask them to complete the form for their child and return it to you before the start of lessons. The form is also available in languages other than English (refer to the downloadable document link at the bottom of this page).
Get supportIf you need assistance, you can contact us at Swimming and Water Safety:
- Telephone 9402 6195
- Email metropolitan email@example.com
- Email country firstname.lastname@example.org
Children in home education are welcome to take part in interm swimming. They are eligible to participate in one series of interm swimming lessons each school year.
In most instances, interm swimming for home education students will operate as a hub. You will have several options to choose from each term. If you are located outside of the hub locations, you can nominate a venue. Many country locations operate at specific times during the year.
Application closing dates
Applications for interm swimming close at the end of Week 3 in each school term.
Submit applications and enrolment forms
To apply for interm swimming, complete the relevant application form:
- Interm Swimming home education application - Term 3
- Interm Swimming home education application - Term 4.
As a part of your application, provide a copy of the Department of Education home education letter of currency.
EnrolmentFor each participating child, submit an Interm Swimming enrolment form. Complete a separate form for each child.
Interm swimming enrolment form
Access the Interm swimming enrolment form in your language.