Geelong students, take our free water safety class and you could also win surfing lessons!
How are you enjoying the summer break? Hopefully you’re getting a chance to relax and experience the best of Victoria’s incredible outdoors.
Nothing sums up summer freedoms better than going for a swim – and we’re lucky enough to have some of the best swimming spots in the world, whether it’s the beach or a pool, river, lake or other kind of waterhole.
But swimming can also be incredibly dangerous – 294 people drowned in Australia in 2020–21. This is a 20 percent increase on the previous year, with life-saving organisations saying that the impact of lockdowns is partly to blame. There was also a 150 percent increase in rescues.
That’s why learning some basic water safety skills is essential to help you make the most of the Aussie summer. It’s also a great way to meet other students, spend some time in the beautiful outdoors and have heaps of fun!
Sign up for our free water safety program
If you’re not very confident in the water, or you’d like to refresh your water safety skills after a long break, take advantage of these upcoming free classes at beautiful Ocean Grove Beach.
Open to all students, you’ll find this program particularly helpful if you don’t have a lot of swimming experience.
These aren’t formal learn-to-swim classes – rather, qualified instructors will explain water safety theory and demonstrate some practical skills like body boarding and rescue strategies. You’ll then be able to take a dip and put your newfound expertise into action in a supervised environment.
You’ll also score a free lunch and a bonus rashie to keep you protected from sunburn in the water!
Places are limited, so book now. You must be fully vaccinated to take part in this program.
- Saturday 22 January
- Sunday 6 February
- Sunday 20 February
- Saturday 19 March.
All lessons go from 10.00am to 2.00pm.
Where: Ocean Grove Beach – meet outside the Surf Lifesaving Club, 26–30 Surf Beach Road, Ocean Grove.
Register now – just select your preferred date and you’ll receive more details in a confirmation email.
Surf’s up! You could also win free surfing lessons!
Once you’ve mastered the art of water safety, you’ll be ready to take on the waves. All students who complete a water safety session will go into the draw to win one of four double passes to learn to surf at Go Ride a Wave in Ocean Grove.
Don’t miss this awesome opportunity!