Salt Water People Youth Program

Salt Water People is a water sports training and participation drug & alcohol youth program for Aboriginal people on the south coast of NSW from Batemans Bay to the Victorian border.

This program includes:


    • A local Aboriginal person coordinates the program
    • We are working towards three Aboriginal young people obtaining their scuba diving instructors licence and supporting them to gain casual employment with dive schools and providers.
    • Supporting three Aboriginal young people to gain the Senior First Aid Certificate.
    • Organising water sports training for over 100 children and young people in surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, life-saving, fishing, spear fishing, kayaking and surf-boarding using accredited and insured commercial providers together with Aboriginal co-presenters.
    • Learn to swim classes for children

Water Sports Activities

      • Offering water sports fun activities to over 100 Aboriginal children and young people each year
      • Scuba diving trips and camps for young people including health checks and drug and alcohol education;
      • Snorkelling trips including education in sea rights, traditional use of sea tucker, fisheries law, fishing and spear fishing
        Kayaking trips, particularly in the cooler months on local rivers and lakes
        Fun days out for local young people, particularly those who have successfully undertaken training programs.
        A “family water sports fun day” each year where over 100 elders, parents and carers are encouraged and supported to supervise children and young people in water sports activities and competitions.

If you are interested in this program you can find out more by calling (02) 6492 0011.

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