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2017 VICSWIM program ready for enrolments

2017 VICSWIM program ready for enrolments
October 21, 2016

Victoria’s longest running learn-to-swim and water safety education program, VICSWIM, is set to open enrolments on Monday 24th October, for the 2017 ‘Summer Kidz’ program.

VICSWIM will be held at more than 130 public pools and coastal locations across Victoria during the period 3rd to 20th January 2017.

Organised by Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV), the cost to participate will again be $30, which the ARV says is "terrific value for an intensive based program".

The program also employs over 450 swimming teachers and now attracts 10,000 participating children each year.

ARV Chief Executive Anthony McIntosh explains “VICSWIM is a great program for country kids living in areas where there are no swim teachers, or where there’s limited or no access to public pools.

"It’s also perfect for city kids and families that otherwise can’t attend standard swimming lessons.

“Bombing your mate’s backyard pool, ‘dropping in’ on a boogie board and entering the 100m freestyle event in the school sports are all experiences that every Victorian kid deserves.

"Since 1976, VICSWIM has delivered on that promise to over 700,000 Victorian kids, through engendering confidence in the water and a lifetime’s passport to swimming fun and safety.”

VICSWIM is a collaboration between ARV and the Victorian Government.

VICSWIM is open to children from four to 12 years of age, and caters to all abilities.

Enrollments can be made at www.vicswim.com.au

12th September 2016 - ARV AND AUSTRALIAN SAILING TO PILOT ‘LEARN TO SWIM & SAIL’ PROGRAM

25th May 2016 - VICSWIM SUMMER PROGRAM TO BE BACKED BY VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT FUNDING

15th January 2016 - AQUATICS INDUSTRY TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF VICSWIM

17th August 2015 - SWIM AND SURVIVE PROGRAM TO AID THOSE THAT MISS OUT ON WATER SAFETY SKILLS 

4th November 2013 - PARENTS VALUE SWIMMING AND WATER SAFETY LESSONS ABOVE OTHER OUT-OF-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES 

23rd October 2013 - CHILDREN LEARN THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER SAFETY DURING VICTORIAN CHILDREN’S WEEK 


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