The School Swimming and Water Safety Program (SSWSP) advises that due to the COVID-19 outbreak and ‘social distancing strategy’, all programs for Terms 1 and 2 are now cancelled.
The health and wellbeing of everyone involved is paramount and at the heart of this decision. We recognise the pressures that schools are currently experiencing and supporting staff and students is our highest priority.
This situation will be regularly reviewed and updates provided. We thank you for your understanding during this time.
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.