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Sink or Swim

LSV’s Sink or Swim program teaches students about water safety from the expertise of a surf lifesaver. This interactive 1-hour program empowers students of all ages to keep themselves and others safe in a range of aquatic environments including, beaches, rivers, lakes, pools and the home, through engaging practical activities. Sink or Swim will enhance your school’s water safety program or prepare your students for upcoming aquatic recreation excursions and camps.

The program aligns to the Victorian Curriculum and is supported by free online resources and cross-curriculum lesson plans for Foundation (Prep) to Year 10. These documents can be found HERE on the website.

The Sink or Swim program was awarded Education State Winner at the 2013 Resilient Australia Awards.

Funded Programs Available

Life Saving Victoria has limited availability for groups in, and generously supported by, the following LGA’s at no cost to the school/ group;

City of Casey
City of Greater Dandenong
City of Melton
City of Wodonga (online only)
Glen Eira City Council
Hepburn Shire Council (online only)
Moonee Valley City Council

To book, complete the form below via the link and include your Council area in the ‘Additional Comments’ section.

Program Details


Tailored to suit all ages


Delivered as an incursion, at your school or nominated venue


1 hour (times can be flexible)

Participant Numbers:

Suggested maximum of 80 students per session


Dependent on the number of participants, days and venue. Please contact us for a quote!
Delivered during Term 2 and Term 3

Online Sink or Swim

Online Sink or Swim is a 25 minute video where Lifesaver Jenny takes us through how to keep ourselves and others safe in a range of aquatic environments such as beaches, rivers, lakes, pools and the home.

For more classroom based water safety resources - Click Here

Sink or Swim Program Certificate