How you can support the continuation of our work?


 (1) Caps for Change

We are about to launch 'Caps for Change', where we are aiming to sell 500 caps per month to raise much needed funds for our swimming and water safety outreach projects. We are targeting vulnerable CALD and broader Australian communities who struggle for numerous reasons to safely participate in iconic aquatic past time.  Each month will feature a different silicone swimming cap with either a positive message or artwork from our Multicultural communities about what swimming in Australia means to them. Please register your interest with us, as the caps will be limited to only 500 per month. 

(2) S'women: Culturally Sensitive Swimwear

Although we have very limited stock left, we would love to be able to distribute what remains of our Culturally Sensitive Swimwear initiative Australia-wide. We have three different sets of Swimwear designed and surf tested on the Gold Coast available for immediate sale and distribution. We have always kept them at cost price so that the one barrier to entry...'swimwear' Is not as difficult to overcome. $40.00 per set (inc GST) + postage.  Our swimwear currently sits next to the Kanga Cricket sets and Auskick balls in HPE departments across Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast. They are also stocked by pools as swimwear to borrow for school swimming, and to encourage cross cultural parental participation in baby swim lessons. Please contact us directly at info@aquaenglish.com.au to place your order or make further enquiries. 

(3) Swim Bins 

To be launched in November 2019 at five flagship pools in Brisbane, please keep an eye out for this wonderful initiative that will re-distribute swimwear, caps and goggles to communities flagged as high risk when it comes to safe participation in and around Australian waterways. This initiative needs collaborative support in terms of funding, laundering, bin donation and sponsorship. Please contact us directly if you can get involved!

(4) Passionate Staff & Volunteers Always Welcome!

Swim Teachers, Aqua Instructors, Multilingual Workers, Web Pros, Social Media Influencers, People who would love to make a difference.....please get in contact with us!

 

What's New in the Media for Aqua English?

   

 

 

 

The Pool: ABC Feature Documentary

We feature in Episode 2 of this two part documentary series that explores Australian cultural identity through the prism of the pool.

Tune in on Sunday 29 September 2019, 7.40pm on ABC….or catch up on ABC iView.  

https://iview.abc.net.au/show/pool

ABC Radio Brisbane

ABC Radio Interview (after the 11.00am news):

Thank you Emma Griffith and Sunday Morning for taking the time to

interview us on Sunday 22 September. If you wanted to hear our participants

speak about swimming in their own words tune in at the hour mark.

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/brisbane/programs/sundaymorning/ 

 

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Places We Swim Book:

Featuring The Aqua English Project on pages 168-69, this book was the catalyst for the  ABC documentary 'The Pool'.

We highly recommend grabbing a copy of this wonderful book! 

https://www.placesweswim.com/