Swimming and Water Safety Education Field Trip and Workshop (Saturday 3 December 2023)


This workshop will provide the opportunity to observe delivery of innovative swimming and water safety programs at swim schools, aquatic centres, and coastal locations throughout Perth, while hearing from experts in the space on current trends, priorities, challenges, and achievements.

$115 - inclusive of bus transfers and morning tea

$138 from the 21 October 2023.

High level schedule

30am Bus Departs Barrack Square

9:00am Pool Lifesaving/Sport Pathways (Scarborough Beach Pool)

Where the coast meets the pool! Located on Scarborough Beach, Scarborough Pool is near the local surf life saving club and is the perfect place to discuss the important role that learn to swim programs play in developing pathways to aquatic sport. See learn to swim programs in action and demonstrations from pool lifesaving sport participants. 

10:30am Cultural Swimming and Water Safety Programs (Balga Leisurepark)

Balga Lesiurepark is located in the heart of one of the most culturally diverse areas of Perth and are committed to providing culturally appropriate swimming and water safety programs for both children and adults to ensure that no one misses out on learning to swim. These programs allow people from different cultural backgrounds to participate in swimming and water safety programs. Here you can see these programs in action and speak with participants to explore program impacts. 


12:05pm Infant Aquatics Program (Aqualife East Victoria Park)

Participate in an infant water awareness masterclass. The Infant Aquatics program is taught with the child dependent on the parent in the water and encourages the development of water familiarisation, exploration and safety skills to improve confidence. Hear from experts and learn new and innovative teaching techniques.

1:30pm – Arrive back at Barrack Square