Women and men listening to swimming instructor
Migrant learn to swim and beach safe program
  • Last updated:
  • 04 Nov 2021

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 is free and includes a welcome morning tea, seven weeks of swimming lessons at selected local aquatic centres and two beach safety sessions at Bulcock Beach.

Swimming lessons 

Swimming lessons include mixed male and female classes and women’s only classes. 

Over seven weeks you 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.

Expressions of interest for the program are now closed

It is uncertain at this stage if further rounds of the program will be offered in 2022. Please revisit this page early next year for further information.

More information

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