Nyerroolahle Logan – Come and Swim
It’s important for Community to improve their health and well-being, while also increasing confidence in the water. We are delivering Nyerroolahle Logan, a free swimming program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People living in the City of Logan, who are over 16 years of age. It offers –
- 8 hours free swimming at the designated pool
- Free supervised activities for children during session times
- Assistance with cost of transport
- Sessions delivered by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander pool instructors
- Opportunities to upskill as a lifeguard or pool instructor
Our pools offer a safe, social and relaxing space where you can yarn and have fun in the water, while being healthy and active!
Swimming programs are being offered at three aquatic centres in Logan – Logan North (Underwood), Beenleigh and Eagleby.
Who can participate in the program?
Nyerroolahle Logan can offer the following groups up to 8 hours of free swimming –
- Young people (aged 16 and over)
- Mums and bubs (0-4 years old)
- People living with disability (carers and support workers welcome)
- And more!
What kind of activities would be delivered at each session?
The programs delivered can be tailored to the needs of the group and sessions. This may include –
- Swimming lessons
- Aqua aerobics
- Gentle aqua for Elders
- Mums and bubs classes
- Lifesaving training
- Water safety education
- Fun round robin sports days at the pool
- Other activities at the request of the community
Contact us and tell us what you’d like to do with community at the pool. All children in Logan can currently access free swimming classes at various times throughout the year. To find out more, head to our Swimming Programs webpage or call 3541 6151.
What does nyerroolahle mean?
Nyerroolahle (pronounced nyeh-roo-lah-leh) is the Yugambeh word for ‘swim’.
The Yugambeh language people are the Traditional Custodians of the land located in south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales, now within the Logan City, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, and Tweed City regions whose ancestors all spoke one or more dialects of the Yugambeh Language. You can find out more information on the Yugambeh Museum’s website.
What do I bring or wear?
- You can wear swimmers, board shirts and a shirt. The program can support you to get appropriate swimwear if needed.
- Bring a towel and a bottle of water
- You can come to the session dressed or change at the pool. There are change rooms and showers available.
How do I book?
If you would like to book in as an individual or as a group, please see contact details for each pool below and contact directly.
City Rd, Beenleigh
How to get here: Catch a train to Beenleigh Train Station. Walk for 800 metres (about 10 minutes) or catch a bus to Alamein St near Lae St, Beenleigh (opposite the pool).
Do you need help? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 2803 4103
Logan North Pool
2 Sports Drive, Underwood
How to get here: Catch a bus to Springwood Bus Station Platform 2, then hop off and catch another bus to Springwood Road & Sports Drive (right out the front of the pool). This pool is next door to the Logan North library.
Do you need help? Email email@example.com or call 3541 6150
16 Cowper Avenue, Eagleby
Closed for Winter
Eagleby Pool is now closed for winter and will re-open for the September – October School Holidays.
Do you need help? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3287 1247
Meet our Nyerroolahle Logan Instructors
I am a proud Kamilaroi woman.
Growing up I really enjoyed all things sport & throughout my traineeship with Logan City Council I really enjoyed shadowing swimming lessons. So when the opportunity arose for me to become a qualified swimming instructor, I took it with both hands.
Received my qualifications in 2015. I have had a year’s break from teaching swimming, however I am ready to get back in the water.
Currently, I am a qualified teacher of swimming & water safety for children aged 4 & up. However, in the future I would like to expand & hopefully have the opportunity to work with people with disabilities.
Nyerroolahle Logan program is important to me as it’s an opportunity to connect with mob, educate the community about water safety & have fun. It’s so important to join in water-based activities as swimming is a sport that can save your life.
I am from the Githabul/Bundjalung area, with family connections extending up and down the east coast.
I’ve always had a keen interest in teaching and in sport, so becoming a swimming instructor gave me an avenue that involved doing both.
I received my qualifications in 2017. I’m currently also a pool lifeguard, so pool safety is something I take seriously and hope to get that message across to the community through this program.
I used to swim in the Condamine with my family because that was our way to connect with country, to connect with family and to just really appreciate what’s available to us in our own backyards.
For me, the program will not only help to educate the local community on pool and water safety, it will also be a great way to have fun and connect with people too.
Becoming a swimming instructor for me means that you play an important role in a person’s life in gaining their skill building and confidence in swimming and water safety.
I have been teaching for over 15 years.
I have qualifications in Austswim Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics, Teacher of Aquatics Access and Inclusion, Teacher of Adults and Competitive Strokes with ASCA and Aqua-aerobics.
I love teaching babies, children with disabilities, adults and aqua classes
Why should people join?
The importance of this program is to build confidence and safety skills in the water for all ages. Swimming and aqua-aerobics are also a great social activity.
Nyerroolahle Logan is a program funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Health until December 2022.