Geelong students, take our free water safety class and you could also win surfing lessons!
How are you enjoying the summer break? Hopefully youâ€™re getting a chance to relax and experience the best of Victoriaâ€™s incredible outdoors.
Nothing sums up summer freedoms better than going for a swim â€“ and weâ€™re lucky enough to have some of the best swimming spots in the world, whether itâ€™s the beach or a pool, river, lake or other kind of waterhole.
But swimming can also be incredibly dangerous â€“ 294 people drowned in Australia in 2020â€“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.
Thatâ€™s why learning some basic water safety skills is essential to help you make the most of the Aussie summer. Itâ€™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 youâ€™re not very confident in the water, or youâ€™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, youâ€™ll find this program particularly helpful if you donâ€™t have a lot of swimming experience.
These arenâ€™t formal learn-to-swim classes â€“ rather, qualified instructors will explain water safety theory and demonstrate some practical skills like body boarding and rescue strategies. Youâ€™ll then be able to take a dip and put your newfound expertise into action in a supervised environment.
Youâ€™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 â€“ meet outside the Surf Lifesaving Club, 26â€“30 Surf Beach Road, Ocean Grove.
Register now â€“ just select your preferred date and youâ€™ll receive more details in a confirmation email.
Surfâ€™s up! You could also win free surfing lessons!
Once youâ€™ve mastered the art of water safety, youâ€™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.
Donâ€™t miss this awesome opportunity!
The promoter of this competition is Deakin University ABN 56 721 584 203 of 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong VIC 3220.
Information on how to enter forms part of these Terms and Conditions. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and entries must comply with these Terms and Conditions to be valid.
This competition is governed by the laws in force in the state of Victoria, Australia.
The competition is free to enter and is strictly only open to current Deakin students. These students must also complete and submit an entry in the manner set out in the Terms and Conditions.
Entrants may only enter the competition once.
Staff employed by Deakin and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter the competition.
Entries close on Monday 21 March 2022.
Students will go in the draw for one of four learn-to-surf vouchers at Go Ride a Wave. Each voucher includes entry (includes board and wetsuit) and beginner surf lessons for two people. Each voucher is valued at $150.
Total prize pool is valued at $600.
How to enter
Students are automatically entered into the draw after registering for a session. To be eligible students must complete the session.
Selection and notification of winner
The winners will be randomly selected on the Friday following each lesson date listed above.
The winnersâ€™ names will be announced on the DeakinLife blog on Monday 21 March 2022 and winners will be notified by email.
The winners will be emailed a voucher to redeem their prize.
Prizes are not transferable and are not redeemable for cash. Deakinâ€™s decision is final and binding â€“ no correspondence will be entered into. Deakin accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries or other communications. Entries will be deemed void if forged, manipulated or tampered with in any way.
Entrants consent to Deakin using their name, image or voice for promotional purposes. Entrants agree to make themselves available for a photograph and interview in the event that theirs is the winning entry and if requested by Deakin.
The winners consent to their name and photograph being published on Deakin social media and other digital channels if requested to in any and all forms as determined by the Division of Student Life.
Privacy collection, use and disclosure statement
Personal information provided to Deakin University by entrants will be used to notify the winner of the competition. A photograph of the winners may be published on Deakin Universityâ€™s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Instagram and other digital channels such as the Deakin Life blog.
Deakin University complies with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) in its treatment of personal information. Entrants have a right to access their personal information held by the University. Requests for access to personal information are managed under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic).