Interm swimming

Interm swimming

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. The majority are 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 Term 4 2023 and Term 1 2024.

To find out more about the Interm Swimming program, refer to Interm Swimming program operational information for schools.

Our Swimming and Water Safety branch coordinates the Interm Swimming program across the state. 

School coordinators

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:

Enrolment forms

You 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 support

If you need assistance:

Children in home education 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're located outside of the hub locations, you can nominate a venue. Many country locations operate at specific times during the year.

Submit an application form

To apply, complete the Interm swimming home education student Term 1 application form

As part of your application, provide a copy of the Department of Education home education letter of currency.

Applications for Term 1 close on 23 February 2024.

Submit an enrolment form

For each participating child, you also need to submit an Interm Swimming enrolment form.

Complete a separate form for each child.

Closing dates

Applications for interm swimming close at the end of Week 3 each school term.

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