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Downs Little Lifeguards Dam Busters Day at Leslie Dam

Downs Little Lifeguards
From:Sunday 11 March 2018
To:Sunday 11 March 2018
Time:9:00am - 03:00pm Sunday 11 March 2018
Location:Leslie Dam, , Warwick, Qld Aust

2018 Downs Little Lifeguard program 

  • Dam busters day, Leslie Dam – YMCA outdoor education facility, 11 March 2018, 9am – 3pm


  • Children must be 9yrs to 17yrs of age.
  • Children and adults must be capable of swimming 50m continuously (adults- if participating in water activities).
  • The program cost of $15 per location must be paid.
  • An adult must be responsible for a child or group of children on the day.
  • We encourage adults to volunteer either in the water, on land as spotters or assisting with the BBQ/refreshments.
  • Children will split into two age groups 9-12 years and 13-17 years. Parents please note that siblings may be separated to meet age group requirements. This allows for 2 levels of activities. 
  • Children are encouraged to wear the Downs Little Lifeguard rash shirt which can be purchased at a cost of $25 (if a rash shirt is owned from a previous program, please wear it on the day).


Dam Busters Day, Leslie Dam – YMCA outdoor education facility

  • Date and time: 11 March 2018, 9am – 3pm, 
  • Address: 578 Leslie Dam Road, Warwick Qld 4370

On this day we will carry out scenarios and conduct rescues, using water crafts and recreational aids. Team leaders will take participants through a safety talk and show a series of short videos before teaching resuscitation skills. Children will form groups and rotate through exciting activities in the water and on the land throughout the day.

Parent participation is needed and we recommend that younger siblings do not accompany you on this day as the surroundings do not allow for general play. Participants will be notified closer to the event if the venue changes due to water levels and dam closures.

The programs highlight four key areas:

  • Survival swimming and water safety
  • Rescue and recovery techniques
  • Aquatic environments and dangers
  • Ocean, dam and creek awareness

The emphasis is on the following aquatic environments:

  • Beaches, dams, rivers, spillways, weirs and waterholes

Families will participate in land and water based activities during the day trips. The locations allow participants to experience varying aquatic conditions ie. murky water, sand or mud base environments, currents, tides and rips. This is not a learn to swim program.

How to apply

To join the Downs Little Lifeguards program you can:


Leslie Dam
Entry charges - Child$15
Contact phone 07 4688 6330
Booking informationHow to apply

To join the Downs Little Lifeguards program you can:

fill in the online form: Pools - Downs Little Lifeguards application form (online) or contact the centre on 46886330
Contact organisationMilne Bay Aquatic and Fitness Centre
Is food and drink available?Not applicable
Are toilets available?Not applicable
Is there disabled access?Not applicable


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