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A new wave of VICSWIM

Published: 24 November 2023

With summer holidays fast approaching, the Victorian Government is making sure more young Victorians understand water safety by extending the popular VICSWIM Summer Kidz Program.

VICSWIM on the beach

A Victorian Government investment of $800,000 is backing the popular VICSWIM Summer Kidz Program for another two years.

The program continues to receive support from the Victorian Government to prevent drownings and ensure all Victorian kids get the chance to learn water-safety basics.

Aquatics and Recreation Victoria CEO Kathy Parton said the VICSWIM Summer Kidz Program is available to all Victorian children aged 4 to 12 years.

'Our amazing swim teachers will operate in local venues across the state to enable all participants to increase water safety knowledge and swimming skills,' she said.

Last summer, a record 17,000 Victorian kids took part in the program across 190 locations across the state, including more than 140 locations across regional Victoria.

The program includes lessons to develop foundation swimming skills and water safety education for children aged 4 to 12.

The lessons are subsidised and priced at $35 for 5 30-minute lessons over one week in the summer holidays.

Registrations for the VICSWIM Summer Kidz Program open on 29 November.

For more information, visit VICSWIM

Page last updated: 08 Jun 2024
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