Women and men listening to swimming instructor
Migrant learn to swim and beach safe program
  • Last updated:
  • 05 Oct 2021

Spending time at the beach and taking part in water-based activities is a fun and popular past-time on the Sunshine Coast. Everyone should have the chance to enjoy our wonderful lifestyle.

Council and Royal Life Saving Society Queensland have worked in partnership to deliver the Migrant Learn to Swim and Beach Safe Program to migrant residents of the Sunshine Coast.

The program is free and includes a welcome morning tea, seven weeks of swimming lessons and two beach safety sessions. 

Welcome morning tea 

Start the program with an introductory morning tea on Saturday 23 October and meet other participants and aquatic centre staff. 

Swimming lessons 

Swimming lessons include mixed male and female classes and women’s only classes. 

Over seven weeks you will learn floating, basic swimming, wearing lifejackets, survival techniques and aquatic fitness. These are run by qualified Aquatic Centre staff.

Lessons begin on Saturday 30 October until Saturday 11 December 2021. 

Beach safety sessions 

Learn about the ocean, rips, currents, and safe and unsafe swimming locations. These are run by Royal Life Saving Society Queensland lifeguards.

The two beach safety sessions are held on Saturday 6 November and Saturday 13 November 2021.

Submitting an expression of interest

Submissions close on Wednesday 20 October 2021.

Submitting an expression of interest is not a guarantee of a place in the program.

Confirmation of placement will occur via email prior to the start of the program.

To be eligible you must:

  • be a resident of the Sunshine Coast local government area
  • be from a migrant background
  • be over the age of 18
  • be available to attend all seven pool sessions and two beach sessions
  • agree for your contact details to be forwarded to the relevant aquatic centre staff. 

Program timetable 

Migrants take the plunge (mixed classes for women and men)  

Venue Dates Time Apply

Nambour Aquatic Centre
31 Petrie Park Rd, Nambour

Welcome morning tea on Saturday 23 October 

Swimming lessons from Saturday 30 October  to Saturday 11 December 2021

11.00am to 12.00pm Apply here 

Goodlife Community Centre
100 Buderim Pines Drive, Buderim

 
Welcome morning tea on Saturday 23 October 

Swimming lessons from Saturday 30 October  to Saturday 11 December 2021

11.00am to 12.00pm

Apply here

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Migrant women take the plunge (women’s only class)

Venue Dates Time Apply

Goodlife Community Centre  
100 Buderim Pines Drive, Buderim

 

Welcome morning tea on Saturday 23 October 

Swimming lessons from Saturday 30 October  to Saturday 11 December 2021

11.00am to 12.00pm Apply here

Beach safety sessions 

Location Dates Times
Caloundra City Life Saving Club
29 The Esplanade
Bulcock Beach, Caloundra

Saturday 6 and 13 November 2021

2.00pm to 3.00pm
or
3.00pm to 4.00pm

Registration for the beach safety sessions will occur once you have been confirmed for the program. 

More information

For more information about the program please email theliftproject@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au