VACSWIM SA await COVID-19 changes to kick start 2020-21 programs

SAFETY: VACSWIM SA programs to benefit the region's primary school aged children is on track. Image: Supplied

SAFETY: VACSWIM SA programs to benefit the region's primary school aged children is on track. Image: Supplied

Essential water safety and survival skills taught to children through the state's vacation swimming programs are in place and await the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on December 1.

VACSWIM SA coordinator Cassie Wilmot is hopeful the change will see the organisation's December and January programs take flight.

This includes lessons at the Murray Bridge Swimming Centre at the corner Adelaide Road and Flavel Terrace.

"We are continuing on as normal taking enrolments for both programs, but until we hear more from government we are not fully aware about December," Ms Wilmot explained.

"The holiday program in January is looking like it will continue as normal," she added.

In line with coronavirus safety measures, VACSWIM SA will roll out management plans to support their programs which cater for primary school children, aged between five and 13-years.

Yet Ms Wilmot assured the plans won't cause concern for parents or caregivers.

"There will be some teaching methods that will change due to restrictions, but enrolling with remain the same," she said.

There will be some teaching methods that will change due to restrictions, but enrolling with remain the same.

VACSWIM SA coordinator Cassie Wilmot

"If there are any changes due to COVID-19 we will be in contact with everyone who has enrolled and advise of any changes."

Meanwhile, VACSWIM SA organisers are keen to see more enrolments flow through across the state.

"Any extra numbers we can get we would love," Ms Wilmot said.

VACSWIM SA strictly advises that children must be be five-years-old by the time they begin lessons.

Importantly, whether it's swimming at home, in the local pool, or the river - VACSWIM SA highlight that "water safety is always important".

Furthermore, all VACSWIM SA locations use a program that meets the National Water Safety Education Competency.

January Programs: Online enrolments close at 5pm on Sunday, December 20,with lessons scheduled forMonday, January 4 to Tuesday, January 12 2021 (excluding the weekend).

December Programs: Online enrolments close at 5pm, Wednesday, December 2,with lessons scheduled for December 14-18.

To enrol your child(ren) visitwww.vacswimsa.com.auand search for your nearest location.

For further information, please call Royal Life Saving SA on 8210 4500 or email VacSwim SA at vacswim@royallifesavingsa.com.au.