VACSWIM SA Bordertown entries close soon

VACSWIM SA is the largest annual water safety program in South Australia, designed to proactively support more than 12,000 children aged 5-13 year olds by increasing confidence in and around water as well as learning personal survival activities and basic emergency procedures.

Funded by the Government of South Australia, the majority of 2018/2019 programs take place from January 2 – 10 2019. 

131 beach and pool programs are managed and delivered by one of 8 providers including Surf Life Saving Association, Royal Life Saving Society SA and YMCA.

This year, there are two new Vacswim locations - Findon Swim Centre and Christies Beach.

All programs meet the National Water Safety Education Competency Framework and are conducted by 600 qualified instructors.

Program Manager Amanda Burnett explained that VACSWIM should not be confused with traditional learn to swim programs.

“Ideally VACSWIM should be viewed as a complimentary addition to equally as important swimming lessons. It’s about empowering children with the knowledge to make smart aquatic decisions and what to do when and if they find themselves or a friend in trouble.”

“The best way to enjoy VACSWIM is with a mate. No matter what age, children will enjoy partner work with a friend and they’ll be able to share the memorable VACSWIM experiences for years to come,” Amanda said.

VACSWIM registrations will be closing soon.

December program bookings close Friday December 7 and January program bookings close Wednesday December 19. To enroll, head to

Local Vacswim SA Centres in your area:


Entries Close: December 7 Start Date: December 17 2018

  • Bordertown Memorial Pool


Entries Close: December 19  Start Date: January 2 2019

  • Naracoorte Swimming Lake