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School swimming and water safety

Teachers and parents/carers can find information on school swimming and water safety programs and learning resources.

Compliance courses and further information can be found on the Specific sport support page on the Teacher resource hub. 

New swimming and water safety resources - Let's be water safe!

SSWS Let's be water safe logo


School Swimming and Water Safety has developed a range of classroom resources called 'Let's be water safe!' for Stages 1, 2, and 3 that include units of learning, animations and ready to print handouts to support teachers. 

View resources



Program registration

Registrations for the 2023/2024 season are now closed. Contact the school swimming office if you wish to discuss late registration. Further information about registering and and access to the Dash registration system can be found on our registration page.


Stay water safe this summer!

Stay water safe this summer transcript (68KB DOCX)

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

14-22 Loftus Street
Turella NSW 2205

02 9508 5517
02 9508 5500

Program Coordinator
02 9508 5517

Regional Administration officer
02 6623 5955