Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Swim Australia launches accreditation initiative for Australian swim schools

Swim Australia launches accreditation initiative for Australian swim schools
August 13, 2012

Swim Schools registered with Swim Australia now have the option to apply for Swim School Accreditation.

The Swim School Accreditation (SSA) program, a new initiative from Swim Australia, has been developed, primarily through the Reference Group and various contributors since the concept was first mooted in 2003. The SSA process will facilitate benchmarking, enable Swim Schools to ensure their practices are at a high level, allow for a further point of differentiation and grow the credibility of the industry in the eyes of the public and government alike.

Seadragonz Swim School in Perth was the first Swim School to complete the Swim School Accreditation process and has already started to reap the benefits of being an Accredited Swim School having received 10% discount on their Swim School insurance, thanks to Marsh Insurance.

Reduced cost insurance is one of the many benefits associated with becoming an Accredited Swim School. Seadragonz Manager Lari McDonald explains "it's really exciting to get the accreditation. The process was not difficult because we had all the dominos in place, it was just a little time consuming, but we think it was worthwhile and the difference it will make to our insurance costs are well worth the effort."

Plans are already in motion for a third tier of recognition whereby Swim Schools Accredited with Swim Australia will have the option of applying for various Swim School of Excellence categories.

Image: Lari McDonald of the award-winning Seadragonz swim school.


Support our industry news service
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

As an independent publisher, we need reader support for our industry news gathering so ask that - if you don't already do so - you back us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine and/or our online news.

Click here to view our subscription options.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all


Pricemark Pty Ltd

Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry. 

read more



The P.A. People

The P.A. People is a specialist integrator and contractor in sound reinforcement, audio visual systems, performance lighting and production communications. Over its almost 50 year history the company…

read more

Entertainment / Events / Sport / Technology / Venues


Yellowbox Lockers

Yellowbox is an Australian technology company that has developed smart locker technology operated through an app with a focus on experience for users and facility managers. Found at Beaches, Aquatic…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Security



Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation


TJS Services

TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide.  Our…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Venues



Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Design / Venues


Hadley/Series Australia Pty Ltd

Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…

read more

Arts / Culture / Design / Entertainment / Venues


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business