VacSwim is Australia’s longest running program, operating for more than 100 years. VacSwim offers swimming lessons for children aged five to 17 years of age, in both the October and January school holidays.
Your children can join in the fun of learning to swim and vital swimming and water safety skills with lessons conducted at pools and open water venues across the State.
VacSwim has grown from its beginnings in 1919 when five instructors taught 248 children at three venues, to become the largest vacation swimming program in Australia. In recent years, 55 000 children participate in lessons each year with more than 1500 qualified instructors at more than 180 locations throughout the State.
Additional materials and support are available for public schools.
Swimming stages and awards
Our programs are based on teaching 16 stages of competence in pool or calm water environments.