School swimming and water safety program

Explore information about the school swimming and water safety program, a learn to swim and water safety program for primary schools students in Years 2 to 6 who are unable to swim 25m confidently in deep water.

About the program

As Australians, we spend a lot of our time in and around the water; it’s a big part of our culture. For this reason, it’s important that our students learn water safety and survival skills, so that they can continue to enjoy aquatic activities.

To help achieve this goal, the Department of Education (DoE) runs the School Swimming and Water Safety Program. This is a Government-funded program that is free for students. All that’s required is that the schools meet pool entry and transport costs. 


Main contacts

322 Hume Highway

Locked Bag 1530

telephone 02 9707 6931

facsimile 02 9707 6999