Migrant learn to swim and beach safe program
  • Last updated:
  • 18 Oct 2022

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 partnered to deliver the Migrant Learn to Swim and Beach Safe Program to migrant residents of the Sunshine Coast.

The fee for the program is $35 which includes:

  • a welcome morning tea
  • seven weeks of learn to swim lessons
  • one beach safe session. 

Welcome morning tea

An opportunity to meet other participants and aquatic centre staff for morning tea. 

Learn to swim sessions

Learn to swim sessions include mixed female and male classes and women’s only classes. 

Over seven weeks floating, basic swimming, and survival techniques are taught. These are run by qualified Aquatic Centre staff.

The lessons have been offered at Nambour Aquatic Centre and Goodlife Community Centre in Buderim. 

Beach safe session

Learn about the ocean, rips, currents, and safe and unsafe swimming locations. These are run by Royal Life Saving Society Queensland lifeguards.

This has been held at the Caloundra City Life Saving Club (Ithaca) at Bulcock Beach in Caloundra.

Submitting an application

Applications for the program are now closed.

It is expected another program will be offered early 2023.

Please contact council to be placed on the waiting list. 

To be eligible you must meet all the following conditions: 

  • be a resident of the Sunshine Coast local government area
  • be from a migrant background
  • be over the age of 18
  • attend all seven pool sessions, and one beach sessions
  • pay $35 to the aquatic center at the beginning of the program
  • agree for your contact details to be forwarded to the aquatic centre. 

Contact council

For more information about the program and to be placed on the waiting list for 2023 please email