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Become an AUSTSWIM School of Excellence

The AUSTSWIM School of Excellence recognition acknowledges, encourages and supports excellence in aquatic training. This recognition assists in safeguarding the interests of participants who seek to engage the services of AUSTSWIM Licensed Teachers. The recognition offers quality assurance to the wider community, by recognising and promoting swim centres that operate under strict industry guidelines and follow best practice.


Swim schools committed to providing quality aquatic education programs through the employment of AUSTSWIM Licensed Teachers are eligible to be recognised under the AUSTSWIM Schools of Excellence.

The AUSTSWIM School of Excellence recognition is not a membership scheme but a badge of honour awarded to swim schools that employ teachers with the highest level of training across Australia.

AUSTSWIM Schools of Excellence have garnered a strong reputation and are increasingly sought-after by parents, caregivers and participants. Parents and participants can locate a quality swim school by using the AUSTSWIM School of Excellence locator.

Being recognised as an AUSTSWIM School of Excellence comes with a number of benefits, regardless of the number of employees, size or location, including:


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What expectations should I have from a swim school?

Parents and carers should always check that a swim school has AUSTSWIM Licensed Teachers, which is evident by the Accredited AUSTSWIM Teachers sticker. AUSTSWIM Licensed Teachers abide by a Code of Conduct, hold current CPR certifications, a valid Working with Children Check and are covered by AUSTSWIM Licensed Teacher Insurance.
You should also expect that a swim school promotes an environment that is welcoming, appealing and safe. All activities should provide a positive contribution to your child’s physical, psychological, social and emotional growth. Participation in aquatic activities should be a pleasant educational experience where children are encouraged to learn at their own pace and never be pushed into water activities before they’re ready.
Swimming and water safety lessons should include water familiarisation activities, water safety education, skill acquisition and parent involvement/education. Additionally, each activity should be appropriate for a child’s age, development, and ability.


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