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Swimming Australia and partner programs offer participants of all ages and abilities many benefits such as increased water safety and confidence along with an opportunity to enjoy swimming for fitness, social and competitive reasons. Programs aimed at primary school-aged children enable this group to develop foundation survival skills and improve and refine swimming technique. Regular practice enhances a child’s confidence, physical, cognitive and social development.

Swimming Australia is pleased to partner with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to deliver this $160 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport.

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Initiatives like this are really good and it's getting kids fit, it's making them love sport and it's getting them away from being inside all the time and being behind the computer screen, being behind the TV screen and I’m glad they’re all having fun here today.” Taylor McKeown, Gold Medallist 200m breaststroke, 2014 Commonwealth Games.


Junior Dolphins logoSwimming Australia’s Optus Junior Dolphins program is a great way for kids to have fun with their friends, keep active and improve their swimming in a safe and non-competitive environment. 

Swimming Australia are continuing to develop the program with kids aged *5 – 8 in mind who have learnt basic swimming skills. Kids within this age range also receive free membership at their local swimming club! 

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Swimming Australia values the role of teachers not just in the classroom but in the school yard as well. Their enthusiasm for improving children’s lives is often understated. Society places its trust and confidence in teachers who as educators, have one of the most important roles for our children, outside of parents and carers.

Coaches are also a wonderful influence on children throughout their formative years. Coaches are the people who deliver the skills with fun and enjoyment.

The information below is a guide to how schools, coaches and sporting organisations can deliver swimming within Sporting Schools.

Essentials for schools   Essentials for coaches   Essentials for sporting organisations


Primary schools and teachers interested in finding out more about training and development options or searching for local club and swim school coaching providers for their Sporting Schools program should contact Swimming Australia. 

Swimming Australia

Phone: (03) 9910 0700

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