Kids must learn to swim

Kids must learn to swim.
Enrol for a Swim & Survive VACSWIM course @ Unley pool.
Below is an extract of an advertisement for VACSWIM.

Summer is nearly here, are your kids ready for a safe holiday season?

Enrolment for the 2015 SA Water VACSWIM program is filling fast!

As summer’s scorching heat arrives ahead of schedule, it’s imperative that our children not only know how to behave, but also know how to react in and around water. VACSWIM SA aims to deliver a fun, enjoyable, safe and most importantly an educational program to young South Australians.

For over 60 years, the SA Water VACSWIM program has provided water safety education to school aged children across the state. *The number of drowning deaths in the 12 month period from July 2013 to June 2014 has seen a 9 per cent reduction on the 10 year average. Although this statistic is welcomed, the figure of 266 drowning deaths in Australia is still too high.

VACSWIM SA and its partners YMCA of South Australia, Royal Life Saving Society of South Australia, Surf Life Saving South Australia, Marion Swimming Centre, Mount Gambier Aquatic Centre, Hallett Community Pool, District Council of Tatiara and Coober Pedy Swimming Pool, will deliver the 2015 VACSWIM program on behalf of the South Australian government.

There are over 130 sites involved and more than 13,000 children expected over the summer. 

The program works closely with key sponsors SA Water, Chemplus and Express Mobile Services to deliver the program.

With the annual program less than two months away, online enrolments will close on Saturday 20 December 2014.  Why not enrol your children now? Details can be found on the VACSWIM website

*Statistics from Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2014.