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History of ARV


Following a proposal from the major aquatic organisations, the Victorian State Government, through Brian Dixon (Minister for Youth, Sport and Recreation 1973- 1982) agreed to the establishment of the State Swimming and Water Safety Development Committee.


The State Swimming and Water Safety Development Committee - VICSWIM is formally established in March.


The first AUSTSWIM course was held in Orbost, Victoria in April 1980.


In May 1999 VICSWIM accepts the recommendations of an organisational review to change its name, structure, governance and constitution which are adopted at the annual meeting in October 1999, giving rise to the new Victorian Aquatic Industry Council (VAIC).


In February 2000 the Victorian Aquatic Industry Council is officially launched.


VAIC changes to Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV).


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