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Semester 2, 2024 Watersafe Program, Beach Ocean Safety Program and Beach Safety Seminars

Spending time at the beach and taking part in water-based activities is a fun and popular past-time in Sydney.  Water and beach culture are part of the Australian experience, but what if you didn’t grow up here, or didn’t have the opportunity to learn these skills?   If you’re looking to feel more confident in the water, meet new people and learn more about the Australian water and beach culture this program is for you.

The free Watersafe Program is brought to you by the University of Sydney, Sydney Uni Sport and Coogee Surf Life Saving Club. This program includes 6 x 45 min sessions with a qualified instructor to work on your swimming skills and water safety. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to stay safe at the beach, meet new friends and learn life skills that will improve your well-being.

What Does The Program Include?

  • 6 x 45 min. beginner swimming lessons with a qualified instructor at Sydney Uni Sport.
  • Access to the Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness swimming pool for the duration of the program. (conditions apply)
  • Royal Lifesaving NSW Water Risk Workshop.
  • Students with 100% attendnace will be eligible for certificate of completion and gift merchandise.

Who is the program for? 

  • This program is only open for students who have not completed the program before.
  • This program is open  only to current USYD students. Both domestic and international students are able to participate in the program.
  • The program is designed to teach students with  little or no swim experience. You do not need any prior experience with swimming to join the program.
  • Students who can confidently swim are NOT encouraged to join the program. If you can swim 15 metres or more, you are not eligible to join the program.
  • We expect you to attend  ALL sessions. This is a highly sought-after program and is heavily subsidised your Student Services Amenties Fees.

When can I book my program?

Bookings will open 18th July

When does the Program run?

Program commences Tuesday 8 August – Thursday 12 September

Where does the program run?

Sydney Uni Sports and Aquatic Centre, Corner of Darlington Rd and Codrington St, Darlington.

I can already swim, is there a program for me?

Yes! Our Beach Ocean Safety Program is for our past graduates and students who can confidently swim 100m. Please email [email protected] to express your interest. You will be required to attend a swim proficiency to qualify for this program.

How do I register?

* Registrations open Thursday 18 July for 6 August start

I do not have a Sydney Uni Sport Membership

  1. Visit Join Online  to create a profile.
  2. Select Watersafe tab and enter your details (there is no charge for this Membership)
  3. You will be emailed a Membership ID and pin number
  4. Email [email protected] or call swim programs office on 9351 8735 with your Membership ID, & chosen class (3 options – be sure to include level, day and time).
  5. You will receive email confirmation of your booking (entire 6 week program)

I do have a Sydney Uni Sports Membership

  1. Email [email protected] or call swim programs office on 9351 8735 to book your chosen class.