Swimming Victoria is committed to providing an environment where all are welcomed and treated equally, whether as a swimmer, coach, official, club volunteer or spectator.
We offer a number of programs and pathways to ensure people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and gender have the opportunity to engage in swimming from the club through to the elite level.
We have a range of resources available to assist clubs in ensuring they are providing their members and the wider community positive experiences and opportunities to engage in swimming.
Inclusive Video SeriesClubs
Champion Inclusive Clubs
Swimming Victoria are celebrating achievements of Inclusive Swimming Clubs across the State. We are collecting Club Inclusion Case Studies to promote amongst the swimming community. See below some great leading Champion Inclusive Clubs who have shared their experiences with Swimming Victoria.
Inclusive Swimming Framework
7 Pillars of Inclusion
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Inclusion Fact Sheets
- Adapting and Modifying Inclusion Tips
- Administrators Inclusion Tips
- Coaches Inclusion Tips
- Communication Inclusion Tips
- Discovering Disability Inclusion Tips
- Hearing Impairment Inclusion Tips
- Media Professional Inclusion Tips
- Officials & Volunteers Inclusion Tips
- Parents and Carers Inclusion Tips
- Swimmers Inclusion Tips
- Terminology Inclusion Tips
Please find some documents and information below around Inclusive Communication.
Working with Swimmers with a Hearing Impairment?USA Swimming have developed a video with basic sign language for swimming training. Click here to view the video.
Tips for Companion Card
The Companion Card is a tool to assist organisations that charge an admission or participation fee to comply with existing anti-discrimination legislation. The card is issued to people with a significant, permanent disability, who require attendant care support to participate at community venues and activities, who have a right to equal participation in the community.
Swimming Victoria Companion Card Guidelines
For further information on how to obtain a Companion Card, please visit: www.companioncard.org.au/
Disability Resource: Swimming Against the Current
About the Book: Swimming is an excellent form of exercise and sport for people with disabilities. This publication aims to provide the necessary tools for swimming teachers and coaches to gain better understanding, knowledge and confidence when working with the disabled. After reading the book, you may have more specific ideas to teach people with disabilities how to swim or coach swimmers with disabilities to improve their skills and performances.
Tim Reddish, Executive Director of British Disability Swimming and Chairman of British Paralympic Association has this to say: “In this publication, Anne shares her vast knowledge and experience of swimming for people with disabilities. The principles that are outlined within the publication will provide a sound foundation for all programmes that involve swimmers with disabilities. This publication is a wonderful resource for both teachers and coaches of swimming.”
About the Author: Anne Green has been involved in swimming for over 50 years. This has been in various roles including swimmer, teacher, coach and administrator. She was elected as the Chairperson of IPC Swimming 1992 – 2006. In 2002 Anne was awarded the John K Williams, Jr International Adapted Aquatics Award by the International Swimming Hall of Fame for her service to people with disabilities.
The cost to purchase the manual is $AUD29.95 plus postage and handling. For enquiries please contact Swimming Victoria.
For more information on the book email: firstname.lastname@example.org.