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Swimming and Water Safety

Version control: Original 1990 / Updated 1999 / Updated 2003 / Updated 2009 / Updated 2015 / Updated 2016


Aquatic activities play a significant role in the lifestyle of many Australians. It is highly likely that students will be involved in some form of aquatic activity during their schooling. If aquatic activities are to provide beneficial, enjoyable and safe experiences, it is essential that schools make students aware of the importance of water safety and equip students with the necessary skills for safety and survival.

The following resources provide information and risk assessments to assist school communities in the planning of safe swimming experiences for students at a variety of locations.