Swimming In Schools (reference 115)

The Swimming in Schools initiative is designed to increase opportunities for students to learn how to swim, and ensure they develop lifelong skills in swimming and water safety to reduce their risk of drowning and injury. Swimming and water safety programs in schools incorporate both in-water practical components and in-class theory components.

Funding towards the cost of swimming and water safety programs for Victorian government primary schools will be distributed through the Student Resource Package in 2019.

Funding will support schools to fulfil the swimming and water safety requirements of Health and Physical Education in the Victorian Curriculum F-10.

How funding is allocated

Primary and secondary schools

Funding will be allocated based on the number of year 6 enrolments. 

Schools have the flexibility to use the funding towards the cost of swimming and water safety education programs to best meet their schools needs e.g. funding can be used to support any year level. 

Specialist schools

Funding will be allocated based on the number of enrolments in specialist schools. 

Schools have the flexibility to use the funding towards the cost of swimming and water safety education programs to best meet their schools needs e.g. funding can be used to support any year level. 

Rates 2019

Primary and secondary schools

​Allocation  ​Cash ($)
Y6 student ​90

Specialist schools

​Allocation   ​​Cash ($)
​Per Student​90

Requests for parent payments

Schools are reminded that requests for parent payments must be in line with the Parent Payment Policy. For more information, see: Parent Payment Policy