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Near drowning leads to launch of innovative learn to swim program

Two rescues performed by off-duty surf lifesavers, which saved the lives of eight men from Western Sydney, were the inspiration for a new learn to swim program that was officially launched on the Australia Day long weekend in Cronulla.

From Mountains to the Sea

More familiar with the majesty of mountains than the challenging swells off Sydney’s east it was a poignant experience for the Nepalese attendees after a tragic drowning of two young students from their community at Maroubra last summer.

Beach Safety Warning for Students

Before the rigors of the academic year begin afresh new students had the opportunity to engage with the traditional orientation or “O Week”, during which the international students had the chance to meet surf lifesavers and ask any questions they had about the beach.

Tamarama Migrant Beach Safety Day

Sydney’s Tamarama Beach has a reputation for being one of the most challenging in NSW, but last week it became the scene of new beginnings as some of the state’s newest arrivals visited an Australian beach for the first time.