School Swimming Scheme
Common Operational Procedures
The School Swimming Scheme is a learn to swim program developing water confidence and providing students with basic skills in water safety and survival. Students who are unable to swim 25m in deep water, unaided, with confidence and style are eligible to attend.
The Scheme provides opportunities for students in Years 2 to 6 to attend daily lessons of 45 minutes over 10 consecutive days. Schools are encouraged to promote participation to all eligible students including primary aged students in support units.
Primary aged students enrolled at schools for Specific Purposes who are working towards disengagement (ie independence - no floatation aids required) in the water are eligible to attend. Please note as the School Swimming Scheme is a learn to swim and water safety program, aquatic physiotherapy and water play are not offered as part of the scheme. The SSS instructors are not qualified to provide aquatic physiotherapy.
Intensive English Centres are encouraged to participate in the SSS.
In special circumstances, P5 and P6 schools are entitled to bring K-1 students to assist with transport and school relief management.