Every Australian should swim!
Swimming Australia is a strong advocate of the importance of learning to swim. Every Australian should be taught acceptable aquatic skills in a safe and friendly environment. Swimming skills, particularly among children are fundamental to every individual’s safety and overall motor skill development.
As a sport, swimming caters for all people of all ages and abilities. We hope you develop a passion for swimming and enjoy a long and prosperous relationship with your local swimming club. Prior to joining a swimming club children may take swimming lessons though their school, at the local pool or a private swimschool. When choosing a learn to swim provider it is recommended to look for a swim school registered with Swim Australia or AUSTSWIM.
Launched in 1997 by the Federal Minister for Sport and Recreation, Swim Australia’s mission is to develop ‘learn to swim’ in Australia to its full potential; resulting in all Australians learning to swim and gaining water safety knowledge through safe and enjoyable swimming lessons.
To this end, Swim Australia:
To find out more about learning to swim and to locate a Registered Swim School near you, simply click here.
ASCTA’s Swim Australia Teacher qualification is recognised by the Federal Government and endorsed by Swimming Australia. This Frequently Asked Questions document provides excellent background information.
For more information, including Course Enrolment details, visit ASCTA's website, www.ascta.com
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