Windy Hill Fitness Centre, Ascot Vale Leisure Centre and East Keilor Leisure Centre in Melbourne were awarded a Moonee Valley City Council community grant.
Regional Manager, Amber Campbell, said she was proud of the collaborative relationship Belgravia Leisure shares with industry partners.
“The grant is the result of a joint submission between Belgravia Leisure and Life Saving Victoria,” she said.
Over $12,500 will be shared across the three Moonee Valley sites, and will be used to fund 10 swimming and water safety teachers from each site through Life Saving Victoria’s Open Water Teaching course.
“The grant will also fund about 500 local school children through Life Saving Victoria’s Open Water Learning Experience (OWLE) program,” Amber said.
The OWLE program creates ‘everyday lifesavers’ out of Victorian students, by teaching practical and engaging water safety, lifesaving and emergency response skills. The program is designed to empower students to make safe aquatic-related decisions while enjoying their local waterway.
“The OWLE program will be facilitated by our swimming and water safety teachers at our Moonee Valley facilities from September,” Amber said.