Disability Programs

VicHealth State Sporting Association Participation Program (SSAPP) 2011-2014

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The VicHealth State Sporting Association Participation Program 2011–14 (SSAPP)  aims to increase participation in community sport and active recreation, particularly among priority populations. SSAPP has enabled Swimming Victoria to create safe, accessible, inclusive and equitable sporting environments for all in our community, with a specific focus on people with disability.

Click here to visit the VicHealth website.

Visit the Inclusive Grants page to find out more details on what is avaialble under the SV SSAPP program.

Talent ID Program- Richmond Term 3


The Talent ID Program is designed to provide swimmers with disability (SWD), additional and specialised coaching in a fun, safe and inclusive environment. The Program is open to both SV members and non members who are competent swimmers

  • Increase SWD participation in the Community;
  • Join an SV affiliated Swimming Club;
  • Increase participation in Swimming Victoria Multi Class (MC) Events;
  • Increase progression of SWD’s through the SV Development Program Pathway;

As well as athlete development, the program aims to provide coach development by enhancing coaching opportunities, experience and education through training and mentoring. SV registered Coaches are able to attend sessions and gain mentoring from our Head Coach.

The following dates have been allocated for Term Three Talent  Identification in 2013.

  • 14th July
  • 11th August
  • 1st September
  • 15th September
  • 22nd September

Please see flyer attached and registration form.

For more information contact Belinda Vickers, Member and Community Development Officer, Swimming Victoria, Belinda.vickers@vic.swimnming.org.au ,

(03) 9926 1417

AUSTSWIM M.A.T.E Seminar: Making Aquatics a Terrific Experience


In 2013 Swimming Victoria is excited to offer AUSTSWIM’s Making Aquatics a Terrific Experience Community Seminar (MATE); an innovative and interactive community seminar aimed at optimising health and wellness opportunities for people with medical conditions and/or disabilities.

The MATE seminar provides participants with the information, skills and confidence to take a person with a medical condition and/or disability to the pool for recreation activities. It is not about swimming strokes, it is a guide to encouraging and facilitating physical activity for people who do not always have the opportunity to participate in aquatic activity. The community seminar is suitable for: Family Member (Parents, Partners, Friends, Siblings, Support Person or Carers: Personal Assistant, Personal Trainer, Disability Leader.)

Stay tuned for more details on our upcoming MATE Seminar.

For more details on any of the above programs, please contact Belinda Vickers on 9926 1417 or Belinda.vickers@vic.swimming.org.au


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