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 two aquatic centres in Logan – Logan North (Underwood) and Beenleigh.
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 3412 4910.
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 fill out an online form.