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Migrant learn to swim and beach safe program
  • Last updated:
  • 30 Jun 2022

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

Welcome morning tea and welcome session

Start the program with an introductory morning tea 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.

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.

Submitting an expression of interest

Expressions of interest have closed.

Dates for the next program have not been confirmed. 

Please email healthysc@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au if you would like to be placed on the waiting list. 

To be eligible you must meet ALL the following conditions: 

  • be a resident of the Sunshine Coast local government area
  • be from a migrant background
  • be over the age of 18
  • attend ALL seven pool sessions, AND two beach sessions
  • pay $35 to the aquatic center at the beginning of the program
  • agree for your contact details to be forwarded to the aquatic centre. 

More information

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