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Did you know 60 people aged 65 years+ drowned in Australia in 2018/19? This is an 18% increase from the previous year.

Life Saving Victoria is committed to keeping you and those around you safe this summer through the Open Water Grey Medallion program.

The program targets members of the public aged 55+ and encompasses many aspects of lifesaving, including survival techniques, RIP current awareness, aquatic exercise and basic emergency care including resuscitation.

These are all transferable skills that can be utilised on the beach, in a pool environment and in the broader community. Register now for intermediate and advanced programs beginning on February 14, 2020.

OWGM targets members of the public aged 55+ years, grandparents, retirees and anyone eager to learn new skills and meet great people.


3 sessions x 3 hours commencing on February 14, 2020

When: February 14 - 16 (Fri, Sat, Sun mornings)

Where: Ocean Grove SLSC, 26-30 Surf Beach Road, Ocean Grove

Cost: $70 (inc. GST)


5 sessions x 3 hours commencing on February 21, 2020

When: February 21 - March 20 (Running every Friday starting at approx. 10am)

Where: LSV HQ, 200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne 3207

Cost: $150 (inc. GST)

For more information and to register, go to or contact LSV at or 9676 6945.