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Coastline Proudly Sponsors Autism Swim's 'Dippers' Program in Port Macquarie

17 June 2024

Coastline Proudly Sponsors Autism Swim's 'Dippers' Program in Port Macquarie


Coastline is delighted to announce its sponsorship of $15,000 to Autism Swim, becoming the Platinum sponsor of the acclaimed Dippers program in Port Macquarie. This vital funding will support the delivery of Dippers, an inclusive surf education initiative designed for children and young adults of all abilities.

“Dippers is an award-winning modified nippers and surf education program for children and young adults with specific learning needs. It’s run by Autism Swim, in partnership with SLSC’s in multiple locations around Australia, to provide access and inclusion in a community program, along with life-saving surf skills, to participants and their families. The program is completely free to join and relies on sponsorships, donations and grant funding to exist. The season runs from the end of January through to the end of March, with the help of SLS volunteers, with participants working on individual goals on the beach and in the water,” explains Autism Swim.

This sponsorship will ensure that the Dippers program in Port Macquarie continues to thrive, offering families a cost-free avenue to participate in beach and surf activities. Coastline's support underscores a commitment to fostering inclusion and accessibility, allowing neurodiverse individuals to enjoy the beach safely and confidently.

Coastline recognises the importance of initiatives like Dippers in promoting social inclusion and physical activity among all members of the community. The program is tailored to the needs and goals of each participant, ensuring a personalised experience that emphasises enjoyment and achievement. With no prerequisites to join, Dippers opens the door for everyone to experience the joys and challenges of the surf in a way that best suits them.

In addition to the educational benefits, Dippers is designed to be a fun and engaging experience for all involved. Volunteers from SLSCs play a crucial role, helping to create a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere where participants can learn, grow, and thrive.

Coastline's sponsorship will also enable Autism Swim to extend its reach and impact, ensuring more individuals can benefit from this exceptional program. By partnering with Autism Swim, Coastline is not only supporting a valuable community initiative but also championing the rights of neurodiverse individuals to participate fully in all aspects of life.

For more information about the Dippers program and how to get involved, please visit the Autism Swim website: