Project Details
A) Objective
1. What is the objective of Learn to the Swim@JC Project?
  • To provide participants with a free 20-lesson swimming course (20 hours in total), so they will be able to swim 15-25 meters unaided
  • To help participants learn swimming at an early age as an essential survival skill and cultivate their positive attitude, confidence and social skills
  • To provide equal opportunity for children from underprivileged families to learn swimming
2. How many intakes do Learn to Swim@JC have?
  • It will be held in four intakes and will be held from October 2022 to August 2024.
3. When will the swimming classes be held?

Intakes

Swimming Classes Period

2022 Winter Intake

1 October 2022 to 30 April 2023

2023 Summer Intake

1 May 2023 to 31 August 2023

2023 Winter Intake

1 September 2023 to 30 April 2024

2024 Summer Intake

1 May 2024 to 31 August 2024

Remarks: Dates and arrangements of the swimming classes may be subject to change, please visit our website for updates.

4. What is the quota limit for Learn to Swim@JC?
  • There are 2,100 quotas for the 2022 Winter Intake. Quotas for future intakes will be announced in due course.
  • In case of over-subscription, priority for admission will be given to “Comprehensive Social Security Assistance” and “School Textbook Assistance Scheme” recipients, remaining quotas will be allocated by drawing lots.
B) Eligibility
1. What are the eligibilities for Learn to Swim@JC?
  • Children who do not know how to swim or are not able to swim for 15 meters unaided.
  • 2022 Winter Intake: Born in 2015.
2. Does Learn to Swim@JC have priority admission?
  • There are priority admissions, which are:

    Priority

    Recipients

    Supporting Documents

    Remarks
    (Only for “2022 Winter Intake” Applicants)

    1st priority

    “Comprehensive Social Security Assistance”
    (“CSSA”) recipients

    “Certificate of CSSA Recipients (for Medical Waivers)” issued by the Social Welfare Department

    Validity period of receiving CSSA falls on 16 August 2022 or thereafter

    2nd priority

    “School Textbook Assistance Scheme” [Full-grant]
    (“TA Full-grant”) recipients

    “Household Application for Student Financial Assistance Schemes for the 2021/22 school year – Notification of Result” issued by the Student Finance Office

    Level of Assistance: “FULL”

    Approved assistance period:
    2021/22 academic year

    3rd priority

    “School Textbook Assistance Scheme [Half-grant]
    (“TA Half-grant”) recipients

    “Household Application for Student Financial Assistance Schemes for the 2021/22 school year – Notification of Result” issued by the Student Finance Office

    Level of Assistance: “HALF”

    Approved assistance period:
    2021/22 academic year

C) Application Procedures
1. How do I apply for Learn to Swim@JC?
  • Online (please click HERE )
  • In person
    • Application forms are available at the Office of Learn to Swim@JC, or
    • Please click HERE to download the application form.
  • By post
    • Please click HERE to download the application form.

 

If you submit the application form in person or by post, please submit the completed application form together with copies of relevant documents to the Office of Learn to Swim@JC.
  • Address
    • Unit I, 9/F, MG Tower, 133 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon.
  • Office Hour
    • Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 12:00 noon & 1:00pm to 5:00pm;
    • Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
2. When does the application start and finish?
  • 2022 Winter Intake
    • Online
      • The online application period is from 10:00am on 2 August 2022 (Tuesday) to 11:59pm on 16 August 2022 (Tuesday);
      • The system for online application will cease to operate after 12:00am on 17 August 2022 (Wednesday).
    • In person
      • The application period is from 10:00am on 2 August 2022 (Tuesday) to 5:00pm on 16 August 2022 (Tuesday);
      • Office Hour: Monday to Friday (except Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays), 10:00am to 12:00 noon and 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
    • By post
      • The application period is from 2 August 2022 (Tuesday) to 16 August 2022 (Tuesday);
      • According to postmark date (which is 16 August 2022).
  • The application for 2023 Summer Intake to 2024 Summer Intake will be announced in due course.
3. What documents will need to be submitted when applying?
  • Recent student photo taken in last 6 months (Color, size: 50mm x 40mm), and
  • The photocopy of HKID card / Student Handbook / any other official document (the document must clearly indicate the birth year of the participant as 2015 (For the applicant of “2022 Winter Intake”), and/ or
  • (If applicable, for CSSA recipients)
    • Submit the photocopy of the “Certificate of CSSA Recipients (for Medical Waivers)” issued by the Social Welfare Department
      • Document should show that the validity period of receiving CSSA falls on 16 August 2022 or thereafter, or
  • (If applicable, for TA Full-grant or TA Half-grant recipients)
    • Submit the photocopy of the “Household Application for Student Financial Assistance Schemes for the 2021/22 school year – Notification of Result” issued by the Student Finance Office
      • Document should show that the approved assistance period is 2021/22 academic year.
4. What are the points for attention when uploading the required documents?
  • Please upload the required supporting documents by scanning or taking the front vertical shot of such documents. To speed up the vetting processing, the scanned copies or photos must clearly display the text content.
  • Document format:
    • JPEG or
    • PNG or
    • PDF.
  • Document size:
    • Below 1MB.
  • Please note that the application will not be processed if there is any missing of the required document.
6. How do I know if Learn to Swim@JC has received my application?
  • An acknowledgement email will be sent to your registered email address within 5 working days after your application is received. (Please check your SPAM and junk mail as well). If you do not receive the email within the stipulated time frame, please contact us at (852) 2335 0662 immediately.
  • To ensure that you will receive all correspondence, please provide a valid email address when you submit the application.
7. How are the quota be allocated?
  • In case of over-subscription, priority for admission will be given to CSSA and TA Full-grant or TA Half-grant recipients, remaining quotas will be allocated by drawing lots.
  • The details of 2022 Winter Intake drawing will be announced in due course.
8. When will the results of admission be announced?
  • The results of admission of 2022 Winter Intake will be announced at 10:00am on 25 August 2022 (Thursday) on the website of Learn to Swim@JC.
  • All applicants may log into the website of Learn to Swim@JC (or please click HERE), input your English name, Date of Birth and registered phone number to check the result.
  • Learn to Swim@JC will also notify all eligible applicants of their status (successful, unsuccessful or on waiting list) via email and SMS. Please also check the junk/ spam mailbox.
  • To ensure that you will receive all correspondence, please provide a valid email address and Hong Kong mobile phone number when you submit the application.
9. Points to note on application
  • Parents/ guardians should be aware of their children’s health condition and consider whether it is suitable for them to participate in Learn to Swim@JC. In any case of doubt, please consult a doctor prior to the enrolment.
  • Each applicant can only submit one application (including online, by post and in-person application).
  • Each eligible participant shall only participate in the Learn to Swim@JC once. In case of violation, duplicate applications will be rejected or cancelled without prior notice.
  • Incomplete application including no signatures or missing photocopy of required documents will not be proceeded.
  • Please make sure that all mail items bear sufficient postage if you submit the application by post. No underpaid mail items will be accepted and such items will be handled by the Hongkong Post.
  • Participants are required to comply with the anti-pandemic measures and implemented by the Learn to Swim@JC. Changes to existing arrangements may occur in light of new pandemic measures and government directives, the Project reserves the rights to make a final decision. Please refer to Learn to Swim@JC website for updates. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Learn to Swim@JC reserves the right to modify any information at any time without notice; and the right of final interpretation, decision and modification of all relevant courses, activities, and public information.
D) Swim Gear
1. What will I receive if I am a successful applicant (“swimmer”) after the results of admission are announced?
  • Swimmers will receive the following after the results of admission are announced:
    • One Set of Swim Gear;
    • Two Vouchers; and
    • One Student Identity Card.
2. What is included in the swim gear?
  • Each swim gear includes the following items:
    • One swimsuit;
    • One swim cap;
    • One pair of goggles; and
    • One waterproof bag.
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