Water safety

Water Safety and survival skills are crucial for students to have before they leave school. Our Water Safety program provides students with essential life skills, and helps students build a basic level of water safety knowledge and improve their confidence and ability in the water.

La Trobe Sport's Indoor Sports Centre on the Bundoora Campus has a heated 25m indoor pool capable of delivering your school's water safety course. Our program caters to all ages, abilities, backgrounds and cultures. We have experienced instructors available to facilitate your water safety program, but if you simply need a suitable facility, we are happy to accommodate this request.

We offer 4 - 6 week programs catering to all ages and swimming abilities and our qualified instructors have combined experience in swim teaching, water safety, lifeguarding and surf lifesaving.

As our pool is closed to the public between 9am-12pm, we can facilitate private sessions for your school, covering skills such as swimming and survival stroke technique, rescue skills and safe entries and lifejacket (PFD) usage.

Set your students up for success before they leave school by feeling confident in the water and understanding the basics of water safety.

Rachael McKeown, Outdoor Education Teacher at Concord School

‘’Concord School has worked collaboratively and effectively with La Trobe Sport for the last five years. Students have participated in the Water Safety, Kayaking, Snorkelling and Rock Climbing programs. The staff are always professional in their approach and most importantly, encourage our students to try their best and have fun. The Water Safety program is vital for our students and is one we participate in all year round at La Trobe. The staff consistently prepare and implement sessions that are extremely engaging and allow the students to develop their confidence and Water Safety Skills. The customer service provided is fantastic; the staff always respond quickly to emails and ensure the booking process is an easy one."

Interested in booking or learning more about our water safety programs or facilities? Fill out our Schools Programs enquiry form below and a member of our team will be in touch with you.

Alternatively, you can call us on (03) 9479 2973.