safety, swimming and surf clubs
With the arrival of summer, make sure that your beach and pool
are safe. The following organisations can help:
Masters Swimming SA
Promotes swimming for fitness and wellbeing for adults through 9
affiliated clubs, 8 in the metropolitan area and one in Port Augusta.
Clubs provide training throughout the year in both indoor and outdoor
pools. Each summer there is a program of open water swims off Adelaide
beaches as well as at Port Elliot and Port Augusta, giving the
opportunity to swim various distances in the sea with safety patrols
Rapid Swim is a program developed by SASRAPID for people with
disabilities to gain water confidence. It develops water awareness,
confidence, safety and swimming skills for people who
require additional support to learn
to swim. Sessions are held outside school hours or on Saturdays.
Swimmers can progress to Rapid Swim Plus,
where small group instruction is provided for those who can swim at
least 50 metres freestyle. Barracudas Swim Squad, another SASRAPID
program, offers a squad training program caters for people with an
integration difficulty who are not ready to join mainstream swimming
Life Saving Society - Australia (SA Branch) Inc.
RLSS works to prevent drowning and to equip Australians with water
safety skills. It provides water safety education programs, sport
participation for lifesavers and community development
programs that cater for the needs of Indigenous, rural and
remote, culturally and linguistically diverse and refugee communities,
and second and third generation arrivals.
Life Saving SA Inc.
Provides education, prevention and rescue services to saves lives on
beaches and provides opportunities for fitness, recreation
and volunteering. There are
clubs at Aldinga Bay, Brighton, Chiton Rocks, Christies Beach, Glenelg,
Grange, Henley, Moana , Normanville, North Haven, Port Elliot, Port
Noarlunga, Seacliff, Semaphore, Somerton, South Port, West Beach,
Peak body for swimming in South Australia. Check the
website for a comprehensive list of swimming clubs around the
state. They welcome members of all ages who are interested in both
recreational and competitive swimming. Volunteers can assist
with events, fundraising and administration.
SA Water VACSWIM is a South Australian Government funded program for
school aged children from 5 years and up.
Participants develop skills in water
safety, confidence and competence in the water, personal survival
activities, emergency procedures and basic swimming stroke improvement.
The program is conducted at school pools, public and private pools,
beaches and lakes throughout South Australia. Enrolment days will be
held at major venues on 11 December 2010 and at all
venues on 2 January 2011.
Cancer Council SA
While you're swimming, make sure you are sun
safe by checking daily
UV alerts and following the Cancer Council's five
steps to protect against sun damage
from the SA community sector
Day - meals and gatherings for people who
are isolated or disadvantaged will be available at the following places:
Place Community Centre, 61-67 Byron Place, Adelaide 5000 -
open from 8am - 11am
on Christmas Day. Brunch will be
provided from 10am
Street Centre, 258 Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000 - open 7am -
1pm on Christmas Eve; 9am - 1pm on Christmas Day
Church, 10 Pitt Street, Adelaide 5000 - Christmas meal at
5.30 for 6pm. Bookings are not required,
but if children are coming, a small gift can be arranged if notified in
Lukes, 35 Whitmore Square, Adelaide 5000 - Christmas lunch
216 Wright Street, Adelaide 5000 - Christmas lunch from 12
for details of Christmas events, carols nights and pageants.
Support after the death of a family member or friend
by suicide is available from the following services:
MOSH Australia (Minimisation of
, a not for profit organisation
that helps people at risk of self-harm and suicide and those bereaved
through suicide. 86 George Street, Thebarton, email@example.com
- Silent Ripples suicide support group, an
informal gathering of friends, family, colleagues, meets
from 6pm-8pm on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at
Murray Bridge Centacare, 55 Adelaide Road, tel.
SA Living Beyond Suicide
- help is provided by trained
family support volunteers, tel. 1300 76 11 93 between
10am–10pm any day
River Murray Urban Users Committee
is a community group that works to raise awareness in the community
about the importance of the Murray-Darling Basin and River Murray,
thereby encouraging action to improve the health of the river system.
The group has recently launched a new initiative called icare communities,
an online interactive platform that will bring together information,
events and volunteer opportunities relating to sustainability
and environmental action. www.icarecommunities.org.au
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The United Nations has declared International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding from 12 August 2010 to 12 August 2011. The year coincides with the 25th anniversary of the first International Youth Year in 1985 on the theme Participation, Development and Peace.
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