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Aqua English Welcomes Acacia Ridge Leisure Centre to its Locations

Aqua English Welcomes Acacia Ridge Leisure Centre to its Locations

Tue, 7 May 13

Attention all Brisbane ladies! Come and join us! Thursday, 11.00am - 12.00pm: Women's Only Swimming Lessons (Indoor Pool with Privacy Blinds) - SOME SPACE LEFT Thursday, 12.00pm - 1.00pm: Women's Only Swimming Lessons (Indoor Pool with Privacy Blinds) - SOME SPACE LEFT Sunday: 9.00am - 10.00am: Women's Only Swimming Lessons (Partial Privacy) - SOME SPACE LEFT Sunday: 10.00am - 10.30am: Women's Only Aqua Aerobics (Partial Privacy) - SOME SPACE LEFT

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Aqua English in the Tourism Qld Ad Campaign - We need multicultural actors and actresses!

Aqua English in the Tourism Qld Ad Campaign - We need multicultural actors and actresses!

Tue, 15 May 12

The Aqua English Project will be featured in Tourism Queensland's upcoming ad campaign. Filming will commence on the Gold Coast on the 8th June 2012 at The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and Main Beach. We need a Multicultural Representation of participants, and are asking our current swimmers to consider becoming stars. We would also like you to recruit your friends and family. Please email or phone/SMS us if you would like to be part of this wonderful opportunity. 0406063737

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Another Logan Drowning Fatality

Another Logan Drowning Fatality

Thu, 29 Dec 11

Police have retrieved the body of a man from a river south of Brisbane. Police say the body, which was found on Friday, is likely to be that of a man reported missing in the Logan River. Family and friends contacted police after a 45-year-old man failed to return from a swim in the river about 4.45pm (AEST) on Thursday 22nd December 2011. This is the second droning fatality in Logan in less than two weeks.

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Aqua English Holds Social Autopsy in Logan after a Logan resident in the Chin Community Drowns in Albert River

Aqua English Holds Social Autopsy in Logan after a Logan resident in the Chin Community Drowns in Albert River

Tue, 20 Dec 11

The Aqua English Project reacted as quickly as it could upon the request of the Chin community president and the Karini community President who were deeply distressed at the drowning death of a fellow community member in Logan on Friday 09th December 2011. ACCES Services Inc provided a meeting location in Room 7 of 6/2 Carmody Street, Logan Central and invitations were sent to all departments of The Queensland Government, all Aqua English Affiliates and Partners, as well as all Councillors for the Logan City Council and the Logan City Council and relevant departments. Aqua English was well represented, as were the Chin and Karini communities. The Queensland Government also made an important presence: Queensland Health, The Department of Communities, Local Government and Planning (Pool Safety), Multicultural Affairs Queensland (MAQ), and TAFE (TELLS Section). The Social Autopsy gave community members a chance to express what they were feeling and what they thought needed to be done. It also gave government departments the opportunity to listen and make suggestions as to what could be done. The Aqua English Project will hold a social autopsy after every drowning death in Queensland where possible, and the idea was sourced from the World Conference on Drowning Prevention, held in Vietnam in April this year. Many countries have adopted this approach when communities are adversely affected by drowning incidents.

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Kenyayn Teenager Drowns at Cabarita Beach

Kenyayn Teenager Drowns at Cabarita Beach

Sat, 10 Dec 11

The body of a teenage boy, believed to be that of missing youth Samuel Macharia, has been found by surf lifesavers just north of Salt village this morning. Macharia has been missing since Sunday afternoon when he went for a swim alone at Cabarita. Around 5.15am, Queensland time, a surf patrol found the body. While his identity has not yet been confirmed a police spokesman said they believed the body was that of Macharia. More details as they come to hand. http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2011/12/08/372091_gold-coast-news.html

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Lifeguards Resuscitate Sudanese Boy in Toowoomba

Lifeguards Resuscitate Sudanese Boy in Toowoomba

Sat, 10 Dec 11

A SEVEN-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after being found unconscious in the water at Milne Bay Aquatic Centre on Sunday. http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2011/11/21/lifeguards-resuscitate-youngster/

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Burmese Refugee Drowns in Logan

Burmese Refugee Drowns in Logan

Sat, 10 Dec 11

Man falls from bridge, sucked into pipe www.couriermail.com.au POLICE divers and fire and rescue crews are continuing to search for a Logan man who was swept from a bridge at Wolffdene, south of Brisbane, on Friday afternoon.

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The Sudanese Community in Darwin Mourns the Loss of a Five Year Old Who Drowned at a Water Park

The Sudanese Community in Darwin Mourns the Loss of a Five Year Old Who Drowned at a Water Park

Fri, 10 Jun 11

http://www.ntnews.com.au/article /2011/05/03/229411_ntnews.html The Sudanese Community in Darwin is still mourning the loss of a five year old boy who drowned at a water park. Unfortunately, this is another person from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background to add to Australia's drowning statistics. The Aqua English Project has been shouting solutions to the increase in CALD drowning statistics for over six years now....how many more deaths before the government decides to listen?

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