Sign up now for surf, swim lessons on Kangaroo Island

SURF LESSONS: The Level 10 participants at the Kangaroo Island VACSWIM program at Vivonne Bay in 2019. File photo
SURF LESSONS: The Level 10 participants at the Kangaroo Island VACSWIM program at Vivonne Bay in 2019. File photo

Surf Life Saving Australia is again offering VACSWIM classes around Kangaroo Island over the holidays.

Bec Bennett and her local team of instructors will meanwhile also offer her Swim KI program at the Parndana pool.

VACSWIM is a government funded initiative that's been providing South Australian primary school children with water knowledge for more than 50 years.

On KI, the VACSWIM classes are being offered at Emu Bay, Vivonne Bay and Penneshaw.

VACSWIM gives kids (aged 3-12) confidence in and around the water! Programs are offered as five-day blocks.

The enrolment fee is only $30, thanks to the SA government subsidy with family enrolments are capped at $100. There may also be an equipment fee of $1.50. All enrolments must be completed online.

While VACSWIM is for pre-school and primary school aged children, some locations however hold parallel programs.

For beaches, children aged up to 15 can enroll to complete their Community Surf Rescue Certificate.

For VACSWIM bookings head to https://www.vacswimsa.com.au/

SWIM KI: Instructor in charge Bec Bennett with Iiesha Kuchel, Mel Holman, Josiah Bennett, Samara Golder and Holly Muecke. Photo supplied

SWIM KI: Instructor in charge Bec Bennett with Iiesha Kuchel, Mel Holman, Josiah Bennett, Samara Golder and Holly Muecke. Photo supplied

Meawhile at Parndana, the Swim KI water safety awareness program is running again this year from Monday, Dec. 13 to Friday, Dec. 17 in the first week of school holidays, at the Parndana campus pool .

Lessons available for children 6 months to 14 years old and it looks like it will be a busy week with bookings filling up fast, Bec said.

Bookings close Friday, Dec. 3 with the program released on Tuesday, Dec. 7.

Bookings can be made athttps://www.trybooking.com/821842 or check out Swim KI Face book page for details

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