Make summer endless with our free water safety classes – you could also win surfing lessons!
With Trimester 1 just around the corner, the holidays are coming to an end. But if you’re not quite ready to let go of those summer vibes, then we have the activity for you!
Take advantage of the beautiful March weather by signing up for our free water safety program. Learning some basic water safety skills will give you the confidence to enjoy spending time at the beach, pool, river, lake or another kind of waterhole without becoming a drowning statistic.
It’s also a great way to meet other students, spend some time in the beautiful outdoors and have heaps of fun!
Choose from two locations
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.
Places are limited, so book now. You must be fully vaccinated to take part in this program.
When: Saturday 5 and 19 March, 10am to 1.30pm 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.
When: Saturday 19 March, 11am to 2pm Where: Altona Beach, 127 The Esplanade, Altona (Melways Ref: 54 H12).
If you need transport, there will be a free bus from Burwood Campus – please indicate when registering if you’d like a seat on the bus.
Register now – you’ll receive more details on the exact location, transport and other information 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 a double pass to learn to surf – we have four to give away at each location:
Burwood students: win a double pass @ Urbn Surf
Congratulations to the following students who each scored a $200 Urbn Surf gift card – Ziyan Qi, Chenxi Liu, Pramodya Jayasundara Senanayaka M and Fedeline Wiarta. (21 March 2022)
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.
Burwood students will go in the draw for one of four learn-to-surf vouchers at Urbn Surf. Each voucher includes entry (includes board and wetsuit) and beginner surf lessons for two people. Each voucher is valued at $168.
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 $1272.
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 following each lesson date listed above.
The winners’ 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. Deakin’s decision is final and binding – 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.
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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.
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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 University’s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Instagram and other digital channels such as the Deakin Life blog.
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