Water Safety Program

The Water Safety Program is a FREE aquatics education initiative available to University of Melbourne students.

The program was created for students who have not previously had the opportunity to learn to swim, lack water confidence or would like to develop survival and basic formal swimming stroke knowledge and technique.

Roadmap for a Return to Sport

*Resumption of all activities, timelines and numbers listed below are pending Victorian Government and University approval and are subject to change*

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

No programming available

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

No programming available

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

No programming available

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

No on-site program. Online LSV Water Safety Education Session available

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

On-site lessons to resume

Over a 10-week period, consisting of one 45-minute lesson per week, students will be taught the necessary water safety, stroke and survival skills for safe and enjoyable participation in water-based social activities at the pool and beach.

Being a low impact, full-body workout, swimming also has many physical and mental health benefits including increased wellbeing.

What’s included?

  • Tailored swim program provided by Austswim qualified staff
  • MU Sport and University of Melbourne branded swimming goggles and cap
  • Unlimited pool access outside lesson times to practice newly learnt skills
  • Beach safety education seminar
  • Practical beach excursion
Water Safety Program
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Register your interest for Semester 2, 2021 of the Water Safety Program.

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