Grey Medallion Program

  • Date: 12 June 2019
  • Category: General
Barb & Marcia Grey Medallion 2019

We want to prevent drowning in the older adults in our community

Did you know that the older Australians are fast becoming the highest risk demographic of drownings in Australia? 2017/18 National Drowning Report- 35% increase in the fatal drownings rate of adults aged 45-64 years *

Ashburton Pool & Recreation Centre are running the Royal Life Saving Grey Medallion program for older adults (55+), aiming to reduce drowning rates and encourage healthy, independent and active lifestyles. Participants will learn a range of personal survival and lifesaving skills, water safety knowledge, resuscitation and emergency care and will build confidence and competence to enjoy aquatic exercise and other water based activities safely.

*compared to the 10 year average (2007/08 to 2016/17) 

Dates and times

Program starts Tuesday 2nd of July and will run every Tuesday from 1.00-3.00pm, for 7 weeks, finishing 13th of August.  

Enrol today

Get in quick!

Only 20 places available.

Book now at reception or call us on 9885 0333 to enrol over the phone.

Course enrolments close on 26th of June.

Course cost

$90    (to be paid upon enrolment)

Cost covers:

  • enrolment administration fee

  • weekly fee

  • course booklets

  • water safety equipment

  • weekly afternoon tea

  • graduation certificate and Grey Medallion upon completion of course