Category: Arts, sport and leisure, Education, skills and learning, Emergency, safety and infrastructure.
Program Status: 2020-21 CLOSED.
Government: State Government.
Provisioning: 2020-21 - $470,000
Agency: Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing.
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Project Eligibility

Eligible organisations can apply for up to one year funding (2020-2021) to conduct the VACSWIM program at one or more locations.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for VACSWIM SA Program funding, organisations must:

  • Be a not-for-profit sport club, association or sports facility manager incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1985 (SA); or
  • Be a Local Council; or
  • Be a Registered Business; or
  • Be a School Council/Board of Management; or
  • Have comparable legal status.

Who is ineligible?

The following organisations will be considered ineligible for VACSWIM SA Program funding:

  • Organisations that have been operating for less than 12 months.
  • Organisations that do not have the operator authorisation of the aquatic asset (school pool, public or private commercial pool, beach or lake in South Australia).
  • An organisation that has overdue ORSR grant acquittals as at the closing date of the applications. However, applications may be considered by the Funding Assessment Committee if these overdue ORSR acquittals have been submitted prior to the first day of the assessment conducted by the Funding Assessment Committee.


Project Details

VACSWIM is a program that provides primary school aged children (aged 5 to 13 years old at the time of the program) with opportunities to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in the areas of water safety, confidence and competence in the water, personal survival activities and basic aquatic emergency procedures.

VACSWIM is conducted by qualified instructors in a controlled environment located at school pools, public and private pools, beaches and lakes throughout South Australia.

ORSR will fund the delivery of VACSWIM through the annual VACSWIM funding program to approved organisations across South Australia.