Many education institutions across Melbourne, Victoria offer practical water safety programs to give you theoretical and practical knowledge about how to stay safe in and around the water.

Attend beach or swimming safety program to make the most of Victoria’s beaches and waterways in a safe and supportive environment while making new friends from around the world.

Here is a list of the upcoming events and swimming class options for international students in Victoria.

Summer Beach Programs

Study Melbourne - Beach Program with Life Saving Victoria

Location: St Kilda Beach

Date: 7 February 2018

Swimming Experience: All

Cost: FREE for any international students currently enrolled at a Victorian institution

For registration and more information visit our event page.

Get a glimpse of what happens at the Life Saving Victoria Beach Programs in the video below.

Life Saving Victoria's Multicultural Department facilitates Beach Programs for over 6,000 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse participants each year. See more videos like this on the Life Saving Victoria YouTube channel.

Victoria University – Big Beach Day Out

Location: Williamstown

Date: 24 February 2018

Swimming Experience: All

Cost: FREE. Victoria University students only event.

For registration and more information visit the Big Beach Day Out page on the VU website.

Melbourne Polytechnic – Beach Program with Life Saving Victoria

Location: South Melbourne Beach

Date: 2 March 2018

Swimming Experience: All

Cost: MPISA Member- $10, MelbPoly Student- $15, Non-student- $30.

For tickets and more information visit the event page on Eventbrite.

RMIT University – Swimming with Dolphins and Learning to Surf

Location: Meet at Old Melbourne Gaol, Russell St, Melbourne

Date: 2 March 2018

Swimming Experience: Intermediate to Advanced

Cost: $100

Experience the underwater world during a snorkelling session and swim with wild dolphins and seals then spend the afternoon learning to surf. Find out more on the Swimming with dolphins and learning to surf page on the RMIT website.

Monash University - Sun, Swim and Splash at the Beach with Life Saving Victoria

Location: Carrum Beach

Date: 10 March, 2018

Swimming Experience: All

Cost: $30 (includes beach activities, lunch and transport from Caulfield and Clayton Campuses). Monash University students only event.

For registration and more information visit the event page on the Monash University website.

Learn to Swim

FedUni – Learn to Swim

Location: UniSports, FedUni

About: Adult classes cater for beginner, intermediate and stroke correction levels. Our friendly qualified instructors make learning to swim fun and help ease your anxiety. Find out more on the UniSports page on the Federation University website.

Cost: Find membership costs on the Membership costs page on the Fed Uni website.

LaTrobe University – Learn to Swim

Location: LaTrobe University Sports Centre

About: The Sports Centre conducts a range of programs and classes which cater to local schools, clubs, and groups.

Cost: Find out about costs on the LaTrobe University Learn to swim page.

Monash University – Water Wise

Location: Doug Ellis Swimming Pool, Monash Clayton

About: Increase your water safety knowledge and swimming ability. Find out more on the Water wise page on the Monash University website.

Cost: FREE for Monash University students

Swinburne University of Technology – Learn to Swim

Location: Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre

About: The program provides Swinburne students with the opportunity to learn to swim free of charge through casual classes. They focus on water safety, survival skills and basic swimming skills. Find out more in this article on the Swinburne University website.

Cost: FREE for Swinburne University of Technology students

The University of Melbourne – Water Safety Program

MU Sport, The University of Melbourne

Taking expressions of interest for the Semester 1, 2018 Water Safety Program, consisting of one 45-minute lesson each week for 10 weeks. Find out more on the University of Melbourne website.

This program is FREE for University of Melbourne students

Victoria University – Adult Learn to Swim

Footscray Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre Swim School

Beginner, intermediate and intensive swimming lessons for adults.

Find out more and check membership costs on the Swim school page of the VU website.