The last two years have been a wild rollercoaster for Victoria, especially in Melbourne as we have endured record-breaking and painful lockdowns that have restricted our every movement and stopped us from doing the things we love each and every day.

As Victoria is nearing its goal in reaching double dose vaccination for 70% and 80% of those in the state, VICSWIM is proud to bring to its community that the Summer Kidz program is well and truly underway with planning being completed each and every day!

The VICSWIM Summer Kidz program was established in 1976 and has been extremely successful in providing children between the ages of 4-13 the opportunity to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in relation to water safety, confidence and competence in the water.

This program is an amazing opportunity for young kids to learn and swim, undergoing a water safety program held over the first three weeks of January 2022, with each week consisting of five consecutive 30-minute lessons, Monday-Friday.


The dates for the 2022 program are as follows;

Week 1: Monday 3 January – Friday 7 January

Week 2: Monday 10 January – Friday 14 January

Week 3: Monday 17 January – Friday 21 January


The cost of the VICSWIM Summer Kidz program remains at $35 per week with an additional $5 booking fee to ensure the program complies with Covid-Safe requirements. The booking fee will apply when you make a transaction and is not per child, per week or per class.

As noted, planning for this awesome program is well and truly underway as we have secured a successful number of new and returning venues for our programs to run across both metro and regional areas of the state. This list is growing each and every day, and we are continuing to hire and secure teachers and staff that ensure that this program runs smoothly for our young participants!

We are also extremely pleased to announce that the date to secure your spot in next year’s Summer Kidz program has been locked in for 16 November 2021 at 10am. We suggest that those looking to book, log on early due to the suspected high demand and traffic that will occur during the opening of the portal.

Whilst it has been a tiring, and strenuous two-year period for all Victorians, we are so close to the finish line. We are on track to not only reach the dates set-out in the initial roadmap out of lockdown, but we are also ahead of schedule!

VICSWIM is looking forward to getting everyone back in the water as we end what has been a horrid year and move into what is hopefully a much more eventful one as we launch the exciting Summer Kidz program in 2022!