Determining the future of VACSWIM

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Consultation Process

Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 10 November to 13 December 2020. Below is a record of the engagement.


What do you think about the VACSWIM program and what can we do to improve it?

What is being decided?

VACSWIM SA is a South Australian Government supported initiative which provides primary school aged children with opportunities to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in the areas of:

  • Water safety, confidence and competence in the water
  • Personal survival activities
  • Basic aquatic emergency procedures.

We are looking at the current VACSWIM program and what

Consultation Process

Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 10 November to 13 December 2020. Below is a record of the engagement.


What do you think about the VACSWIM program and what can we do to improve it?

What is being decided?

VACSWIM SA is a South Australian Government supported initiative which provides primary school aged children with opportunities to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in the areas of:

  • Water safety, confidence and competence in the water
  • Personal survival activities
  • Basic aquatic emergency procedures.

We are looking at the current VACSWIM program and what it could potentially look like moving into the future.

We are keen to know your views about the program, including:

  • Your knowledge of the VACSWIM brand
  • The time of year when it is run
  • The locations
  • Session times and number of days the program runs for
  • What you value most of the program
  • Any other suggestions you may have

We want to hear from:

  • Current and past participants in the VACSWIM program
  • Parents, carers or guardians
  • Grandparents
  • Schools
  • Interested members of the public
  • Those who haven't used or don't know VACSWIM

Your views and experiences with the program will help us understand what is working and what could be done better.

Get involved

You can find out more about the work we are doing on the VACSWIM website and have your say by:

How can your input influence the decision?

Your feedback will help us determine what the VACSWIM Program will look like going forward.

What are the next steps?

We will provide a report with recommendations to the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing. The report will be shared on this website.

Contact details

For any enquiries please email enquiries@orsr.sa.gov.au

Closing date: 5pm, Sunday 13 December 2020




Background

Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 10 November to 13 December 2020. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.


VACSWIM is a South Australian Government-funded program providing primary school children aged 5– 13 years with opportunities to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in the areas of water safety, confidence and competence in the water, personal survival activities and basic aquatic emergency procedures. For more than 50 years, the program has been conducted by qualified instructors in a controlled environment, located at school pools, public and private pools, beaches and lakes throughout South Australia.

Currently conducted over a 7 day period in December or January school holidays, the VACSWIM Program provides approximately 12,000 children with water safety knowledge each year. There are over 120 sites across the state based at pools and beaches, employing hundreds of suitably qualified staff to teach important water safety knowledge and skills.

To improve our program, we have already sought the views of VACSWIM program providers including:

  • Surf Life Saving SA
  • Royal Life Saving SA
  • YMCA
  • Individual providers
  • VACSWIM Office
  • A number of instructors in charge of individual sites.

Now we are seeking feedback from those people who have been involved in the program in the past, those who have never heard of VACSWIM and the general public.

Get involved!

For further information, please visit the VACSWIM website.

Consultation has concluded