Swim Australia registers Swim Schools teaching swimming & water safety that meet the following criteria:
- Consent by Government Authority to operate
- Program is supervised by an ASCTA accredited teacher or equivalent
- Agree to abide by National guidelines as determined by ASCTA
Swim Australia provides three levels of recognition for Swim Schools in its network. This will be as follows:
Registered. As is current practice, all Swim Schools in the Swim Australia network will still be ‘Registered’ with Swim Australia, having met the basic requirements. Such registration will still allow access to the current wide range of high quality products and services.
Accredited. Swim Schools Registered with Swim Australia now have the option of applying to become a Swim Australia Accredited Swim School. Many more requirements need to be met, including ‘passing’ an ‘inspection’. Accreditation will be accompanied by a range of additional benefits.
Awards of Excellence. Swim Schools Accredited with Swim Australia will have the option of applying for various Awards of Excellence. The standards, naturally, will be ‘best practice’.
Swim School Registration
It couldn’t be easier… and you’ll soon be on your way to enjoying the many benefits that Swim Australia offers you, your Swim School and your clients.
Benefits of Registration:
- Regular publications SwimUPDATE, SwimFILES, SwimBYTES & e-MANAGER
- 250 or 500 of Swimming MATTERS Free – great for retaining customers
- Community Services Announcements
- Listing on Swim Australia website (& own web page) - 11 million+ hits in 2010.
- Access to SwimLIBRARY
- Access to SwimWEBmanager
- Free access to advertising for Staff
- Members rates to SwimAHEAD Professional Development events including
- SwimFEST at the asctaCONVENTION
- SwimWEST, SwimSOUTH, SwimTASSIE and SwimNORTH,
- Master Classes
- Building Healthier Swim Schools Seminars
- ABCs Workshops
- Essentials Seminars
- Exclusive FREE SwimSAFER Posters
- Exclusive access to SwimSAFER Booklet
- Exclusive FREE access to SwimSAFER Week kits
- Exclusive access to SwimSAFER Pool Watcher lanyards
- Exclusive access to SwimSAFER Pull Up Banners
- Exclusive access to SwimSAFER CPR Update
- DVD’s & Books
- Waterproof Paper
- SwimTIPS Subscription
- Policy Templates
- Listing on GoSwim Website – Swim Australia Registered Swim Schools Exclusive
- Listing on BubHub website
- Access to use of Swim Australia Registered Swim School logo
- Exclusive FREE Born to Swim Posters
- Discount rates from Vorgee on the likes of goggles and swimwear.
- Discount rates from Zodiac on the likes of pool pumps and heaters.
- Discount rates on Ozone for your secondary water disinfection.
- FREE items from sponsors from time-to-time. Over the past 3 years, thanks to Australian Unity, over 14,000m of backstroke flags, 12,000 kickboards and 400 swim mats have been distributed.
- Exclusive access to display brochures at Swim Australia Stand at Pregnancy, Baby and Children’s Expos. Over 90,000 families attend in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney each year
- Access to Kids Alive Living With Water DVDs – FREE, just pay the postage & handling fee.
Swim School Accreditation
Benefits of Accreditation:
The Swim School Accreditation process will facilitate benchmarking, enable Swim Schools to ensure their practices are at a high level, allow for a further point of differentiation and grow the credibility of the industry in the eyes of the public and government alike. The Swim School would still receive all the features of being a Registered Swim School plus:
- Recognition in SwimUPDATE of Accredited Swim School status
- Listing on Swim Australia website stipulating that you are an Accredited Swim School
- Accredited Swim School Certificate and Stickers
- Access to use of Swim Australia Accredited Swim School logo
- 5% discount on all SwimSTORE purchases
- 10% discount on Swim School Insurance when purchased through Marsh Insurance