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Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools is a $200 million Australian Government initiative designed to help schools to increase children’s participation in sport and to connect them with community sporting opportunities.  Research shows that an early connection to sport can positively influence participation and encourage a lifelong love of sport.

Sport Australia has partnered with Swimming Australia and more than 30 other national sporting organisations (NSOs) to deliver sport before, during and after school hours. 

Sporting Schools offers funding to primary schools each term to enable them to provide sporting activities before, during and after school hours. Schools can apply for funding and select from a range of sport packages, including grants to support with school swimming programs.

Swimming Australia, in partnership with Member Organisation and swimming and water safety industry partners, supports the Sporting Schools program by endorsing accredited swimming and water safety program providers to deliver the program.

More information on the Sporting Schools program can be found here.

For any other questions please contact sporting.schools@swimming.org.au.