2022 Victorian Swim Teacher Shortage – How are you still impacted?

In May 2021 LSV requested current information related to the provision of swimming lessons from organisations delivering Learn to Swim programs across Victoria.  Details of the results of this survey can be found here.    The results received from this survey saw the minimum age to obtain Swim Teacher License through LSV course change to 16, minimum onboarding hours were modified to 12 hours (or until deemed competent) and promotion for cheaper TSWS course costs to make it more accessible.  LSV have also engaged consultants to look at Swim Teacher retention with an action plan soon to be released.

We are now following up this survey with a quick pulse check to find out the current position of Learn to Swim programs.  You are invited to answer a few questions for Life Saving Victoria, which asks for details about how your organisation’s swim teacher and swimming lesson numbers have been impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – 6 months following reopening.

This information is critical for Life Saving Victoria to assist in providing an evidence-based to why further support is needed to boost the aquatic industry and assist in the prevention of drowning, both currently and in the future.

The questionnaire should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.  The questionnaire will close on the 26th June 2022.


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