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10 March 2023

International students, enjoy the great Aussie outdoors with our free water safety classes

A big part of living in Australia is enjoying our incredible natural attractions. Victoria is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches – but they can be dangerous if you don’t have some basic water safety skills.

To become confident in the water and to learn more about Australian conditions, sign up for a free water safety skills class.

These aren’t formal learn-to-swim classes – rather, qualified instructors from Life Saving Victoria 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.

In groups of 10, you’ll complete six different activities. You’ll be given a rash vest, but make sure you bring swimwear or lightweight clothing, towel, hat, water, sunscreen and a change of dry clothes. Lunch will also be provided!

If the weather is unsuitable, you’ll complete an indoor program instead.

Places are limited, so book now!

Geelong class

When: Tuesday 4 April, 11.30am to 2pm
Where: Eastern Beach Reserve – meet at the DUSA lounge, Waterfront Campus at 11.15am.

Register now.

Melbourne class

When: Friday 24 March, 11am to 2pm
Where: Port Melbourne Beach – we’ll catch a bus from Burwood Campus, so meet at the DUSA lounge at 10am.

Register now.

Have you joined our CONNECT program?

Our free international student CONNECT program helps you to feel at home in Australia, with on- and off-campus activities, come-and-try sport sessions and wellbeing workshops. If this is your first trimester as an international student at Deakin, we encourage you to try as much as possible – you’ll make new friends, practise your English skills, explore your campus, discover Deakin’s support services and learn about Australian culture.

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