With summer closing in VACSWIM has officially launched the 2019/2020 campaign and there's a pool near you taking enrolments now.
VACSWIM has announced Olympic Champion Swimmer, Kyle Chalmers as the 2019-2020 VACSWIM Ambassador.
Mr Chalmers said as an Aussie kid, it was important to be confident around water.
"I'm so happy to be named a VACSWIM Ambassador... if being a part of this program can help prevent drownings and encourage kids to get out, safely and have fun in the water, then that's a wonderful thing," Mr Chalmers said.
It is expected more about 12,000 primary school aged children will enrol at more than 120 beach and pool locations across South Australia with the support of Surf Life Saving SA, Royal Life Saving SA, YMCA and a number of independent providers.
VACSWIM is described as the best value for money aquatic safety holiday program with individual enrolment starting at $30 per participant and is proudly supported by the Government of South Australia through the Office for Recreation and Sport.
VACSWIM is a week-long aquatic safety program (not a learn to swim program) that aims to teach children vital water safety and survival techniques that could save lives this summer including first aid, entering and exiting the water correctly, surf and sun safety and what a child can do if they find themselves in trouble.
The majority of 2020 programs take place from Thursday, January 2 until Friday, January 10, 2020.
With swimming pools, beaches and the river a huge part of South Australian Summer school holidays, ensuring your children can swim confidently and safely is a must for families.
To find out more and to register, families can log onto www.vacswimsa.com.au
VacSwim program starting December 16:
(Please note, online registrations have closed but registrations will be open up to December 16 by contacting Royal Life Saving SA on (08) 8210 4500)
Booborowie Primary School
Booleroo Centre Swimming Pool
Burra Swimming Pool
Carrieton Swimming Pool
Crystal Brook Swimming Pool
Jamestown Community Swimming Pool
Orroroo Swimming Pool
Owen Swimming Pool
Quorn Swimming Pool
Spalding Swimming Pool
Wilmington Primary School
VacSwim program starting January 2, 2020:
(Online registrations close on December 16, however registrations will be open up to the 2nd January by contacting Royal Life Saving SA on (08) 8210 4500)
Balaklava & District War Memorial Swimming Pool
Hallett Community Pool
Peterborough Swimming Pool