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Learning to swim is a survival skill for life

Our multi-award winning learn-to-swim programs teach children and adults swimming and water safety skills in a world-class facility where many of Australia’s top and aspiring athletes train.

Our program teaches a progression of skills in a safe, educational and supportive environment. Our focus is on basic skills being acquired before more difficult skills are taught with an emphasis on 1) water safety and 2) correct technique over a short distance before longer distances are introduced.

Education on how to be safer in and around water is at the heart of what we do. All our lessons incorporate components of water safety and an entire week is dedicated to water safety each term. During water safety week, participants can practice their survival skills, demonstrate rescues and learn about ways to be Water Smart… and have lots of FUN!

Learn to Swim Programs

Infant Aquatics
Parents and children (12–36 months) participate together to learn water familiarisation and safety through songs and games.

Pre-school program
Children’s skills are further developed to include submersion, flotation, mobility and basic stroke development.

School-aged programs
Building on previous skills and advanced technique in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

Swim Fit
Non-competitive swimming classes for more advanced swimmers who wish to swim for fitness and/or cross-training.

Adult learn-to-swim
Adults are taught to swim in a safe and non-threatening swimming environment.

Assessments

All new clients are required to book into an assessment session prior to booking in to the learn-to-swim or school holiday swim intensive programs.

The assessment runs for approximately 45 minutes and includes:

  • an overview of our policies and procedures
  • pool facility tour
  • practical assessment with a swim school instructor (which enables us to place swimmers into their appropriate skill level).

Please bring swimwear, a towel and a swimming cap (also available for purchase from reception).

It is free to have an assessment. To book an assessment, please contact us.

Bookings, fees and waitlists

Our re-enrolment period runs the last three weeks of each term (weeks 8-10) and gives all current participants priority to secure their same class for the following term.

Once the re-enrolment period is over, classes will open to new customers. Classes fill up quickly and you may need to be placed on a waitlist for classes if your preferred time and day are not available.

Fees for school terms are based on 10 week terms unless otherwise noted. Fees are payable on enrolment / re-enrolment.

New enrolments can occur at any point during the Swim School term. Payment will be pro-rated for the remaining lessons in the term.

Term learn to swim lessons - 10 weeks - advanced levels $197.00
Term learn to swim lessons - 10 weeks - beginner levels $184.00

Payments can be made by cheque, credit card & EFTPOS only.

To re-enrol or book an assessment, please contact us.

SWIM ENROLMENT FORM

Level promotions

Our on deck supervisors are responsible for the promotion of students through our levels. All participants will be assessed during week eight of each term and feedback will be provided regarding their progress. Please see the supervisor during this time for information about your child’s swimming. Some students may be assessed and promoted prior to week eight depending on readiness.

A supervisor will inform you when your child has been promoted and issue you with a promotion card. Please take this card to reception to enrol or waitlist for another class at the next level. If you have any questions regarding your child’s progress, please speak to one of our supervisors for assistance.

Missed lessons

Please note we do not offer make up lessons for missed lessons.

SwimDesk

SwimDesk provides our Swim School with the ability to track student assessments and engage with parents in a more effective and interactive manner.

The online portal provides parents with the ability to keep up to date with their child's progress. Additional resources such as previously achieved certificates, Swim School key dates and continuum levels also live in the parent portal for your convenience.

SwimDesk is available to all current customers. To create your account, please follow the details provided in the email you will have received from us upon your registration.

For access to the parent portal please click here. Should you have any questions regarding the parent portal please contact us.

Notes for parents

  • Allow plenty of time for the commencement of lessons.
  • Children under the age of 12 years must have a parent/guardian remain within the Aquatic & Fitness Centre for the duration of the swimming lesson.
  • In addition, children in beginner classes and/or children who cannot stand comfortably in the 25 metre pool must have a parent/guardian on the pool deck for the duration of the swimming lesson.
  • For the more advanced levels, ensure your child brings water to drink during swim sessions.
  • In the colder months it is important for your child to have warm clothing on prior to leaving the centre.
  • Please take note of communication notices posted on our notice boards.
  • Please do not leave personal belongings unattended. Lockers are available.
  • Swimming increases your appetite and thirst, so have snacks and water ready for when your child finishes lessons.
  • Learn to swim customers participating in public swimming activities must adhere to the conditions of use.

Find out more or make a booking

Contact the Swim School team who will be with you every step of the way to optimise your time at the AIS.
PH: (02) 6214 1281 or (02) 6214 1050

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Swim Intensive Program

Fast-track your child's swimming abilities. Our school holiday swim intensive program is a great way to fast-track your child’s swimming abilities.

We offer a first class program (five or 10 day options available) and our nationally qualified instructors adhere to strict industry standards.

Our instructors take care in planning lessons that are fun, challenging and educational. We also run specialty workshops that cater for children who want to improve specific skills, such as starts and turns.

Fast tracking swim skills

Kate Barton, one of our senior instructors, explains why the holiday swim intensive program is a great way to fast-track skills and is a whole lot of fun.

Assessments

All new clients are required to book into an assessment session prior to booking in to the learn-to-swim or school holiday swim intensive programs.

The assessment runs for approximately 45 minutes and includes:

  • an overview of our policies and procedures
  • pool facility tour
  • practical assessment with a swim school instructor (which enables us to place swimmers into their appropriate skill level).

Please bring swimwear, a towel and a swimming cap (also available for purchase from reception).

It is free to have an assessment. To book an assessment, please contact us.

Bookings and fees

Current Swim School members can book a class in the school holiday swim intensive program at their current level, new clients are required to undertake an assessment prior to booking a class.

Bookings are essential as limited spaces are available. Fees are payable prior to the commencement of swimming lessons and enrolments will not be processed without payment.

School holiday swim intensive program - 5 days - beginner levels (30min classes) $80.00
School holiday swim intensive program - 5 days - advanced levels (45 or 60min classes) $88.00
School holiday swim intensive program - 2 weeks - beginner levels (30min classes) $152.00
School holiday swim intensive program - 2 weeks - advanced levels (45 or 60min classes) $167.00

Payments can be made by cheque, credit card & EFTPOS only.

To book a school holiday swim intensive or an assessment, please contact us.

SWIM ENROLMENT FORM

Level promotions

Our on deck supervisors are responsible for the promotion of students through our levels.

Holiday Swim Intensive Program participants will be assessed during the last day of the program. Please see the supervisor on this day regarding your child’s readiness for the next level.

Find out more or make a booking

Contact the Swim School team who will be with you every step of the way to optimise your time at the AIS.
PH: (02) 6214 1281 or (02) 6214 1050

ENQUIRE NOW

Club Aquatics

Club Aquatics squads provide an opportunity for young swimmers who have completed the learn-to-swim continuum and wish to become competitive swimmers.

On joining the Club Aquatics squads, participants will enjoy expert training and development from our highly qualified coaches. All of our coaches have a minimum qualification as an AUSTSWIM Teacher of Competitive Strokes or Swim Australia Teacher of Competitive Swimming and then work to obtain their Bronze license through the  Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA). Our philosophy of quality over quantity ensures your child is developed appropriately and is given all opportunities to enhance their skills to the best of their ability.

Swimmers need to be capable of swimming all four competitive stokes over a set distance.
Squad placements are determined by age and skill level following an assessment.

CLUB AQUATICS ENROLMENT FORM

Squad Details

Squad Competitive time objectives Training Requirements Cost per month
Entry Stream Development No time requirements needed however it is required that you are attending development meets regularly Minimum commitment; attend 1 out of the 3 available sessions $85.00
Competitive Stream
(must be a member of and racing with CASC)
Intermediate Achieve a total distance of 300m (or over) in Intermediate qualifying times.
For example:
4 x 50m + 1 x 100m, Or 3 x 100m
Minimum commitment; attend 2 out of the 4 available sessions $100.00
ACT Achieve a total distance of 400m (or over) in ACT qualifying times.
For example:
4 x 50m + 2 x 100m, Or 2 x 100+ 1 x 200m
Minimum commitment; attend 4 out of the 6 available sessions $115.00
Country Achieve a total distance of 500m (or over) in Country qualifying times.
For example:
3 x 100m + 1 x 200m, Or 2 x 200m + 1 x 100m
Minimum commitment; attend 4 out of the 6 available sessions. $132.00
State Achieve a total distance of 500m (or over) in State qualifying times.
For example:
3 x 100m + 1 x 200m, Or 1 x 400m + 1 x 100m
Considerations can be made to those competing in open water events
Minimum commitment; attend 6 out of the 8 available sessions $132.00
Non-Competitive Stream Junior
(9-12)
There are no time requirements for this squad; however sound technique and fitness is highly desirable.
Session distance is 1.5km – 2.5km an hour
A trial session will be required before commencing
No Training Requirements. $85.00
Senior
(13-17)
There are no time requirements for this squad; however sound technique and fitness is highly desirable.
Session distance is 2km – 3km an hour
A trial session will be required before commencing
No Training Requirements. $100.00
Masters
(18+)
There are no time requirements for this squad; however sound technique and fitness is highly desirable.
Session distance is 2km – 3km an hour
A trial session will be required before commencing
No Training Requirements. $100.00

Please check the monthly calendars for training times for each squad. Times and venues are subject to change due to high performance training requirements.

Find out more or make a booking

Contact the Swim School team who will be with you every step of the way to optimise your time at the AIS.
PH: (02) 6214 1281 or (02) 6214 1050

ENQUIRE NOW

School Swimming

Imagine your students learning to swim at the home of Australia’s sporting champions.

Our multi-award winning learn-to-swim programs teach children swimming and water safety skills in a world-class facility where many of Australia’s top and aspiring athletes train.

Our school program is competitively priced at $69.00 per student during terms 1 and 4 and $65.00 per student for terms two and three. Lessons run over a two-week block booking.

The price includes:

  • 10 x 45 minute lessons
  • pool entry for each of the lessons
  • one swim cap per child
  • one certificate of achievement per child

Our lessons run at a maximum instructor to student ratio of 10:1, however classes usually run at a ratio of 8:1.

Lessons are taught in our 25m pool, which is 1.1m deep. On some occasions, lessons are taught in our 50m pool, which is 2.2m deep to allow children the opportunity to practice diving and deep water skills.

Our 10-day programs include two assessment days to ensure each child is swimming in the correct level and two water-safety days to educate students on water awareness, survival and rescue skills.

School swimming programs

Swim safer

Students from Years K-6

This program focuses primarily on water safety while also providing students with basic swimming skills.

As a Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive Partner, our instructors are equipped to help your children learn to be safer in and around water.

We aim to educate students on water awareness, survival and rescue skills in a variety of aquatic environments.

They will spend time developing these skills in both shallow and deep water.

We also offer an optional games day to encourage children to enjoy the water while putting their newly learnt swimming skills into practice.

Learn to Swim

Students from Years K-6

The Learn to Swim program provides swimming lessons for students from beginner to advanced levels.

As a technique-focused swim school our classes are taught over shorter distances to ensure skills are executed with precision. We assess children based on their ability to perform strokes correctly, rather than on the distance they swim, placing them in the level best suited to their ability.

This program also includes two swim safer days to educate students on water awareness, survival and rescue skills in a variety of aquatic environments.

We also offer an optional games day to encourage children to enjoy the water while putting their newly learnt swimming skills into practice.

Junior squad

Students from Years 3-6

The Junior Squad program is a new initiative in 2016, aimed at those students who swim competitively and would like to improve their technique in order to achieve a competitive edge.

This program is highly technique-focused, with a strong emphasis on racing skills, including: starts, turns, finishes and diving.

Students will be challenged to swim longer distances while maintaining correct technique and pushing themselves to reach new heights.

We also offer two swim safer days to educate students on water awareness, survival and rescue skills in a variety of aquatic environments and/or an optional race day to encourage children to put their newly learnt skills to the test in a competitive environment.

Our teaching approach

The Swim School at the AIS is a technique-based swim school. Our classes are taught over shorter distances to ensure practice is executed with precision.

Our lessons are driven by and structured around our desired outcome — for every child to feel confident and comfortable in the water, have sound technique in each of their strokes and be able to save themselves or someone else in an emergency.

We assess children on their ability to perform strokes, not the distance they can swim, and place them in the level best suited to their ability.

Our instructors provide specific feedback catered to the individual developmental stage of each student. Our ultimate goal is self-regulation where each student develops a sufficient level of body awareness to correct themselves and be able to understand their own strengths and weaknesses. This is done through nurturing instruction, which builds confidence and challenges each child.

Our instructors will highlight and explain to the students the desired outcome specific to their level.

We believe students are more likely to succeed if they are aware of the goals and aims of the swimming program and the goals and aims of each individual lesson.

Most importantly, we want to assist students in achieving the goals they set for themselves! We find great benefit in students understanding why they are being taught a particular skill as they can then begin to view swimming as an important part of their day-to-day activities as well as their school curriculum. This is especially evident throughout our water safety days where students learn real-life techniques to save both themselves and others.

Find out more or make a booking

Contact the Swim School team who will be with you every step of the way to optimise your time at the AIS.
PH: (02) 6214 1281 or (02) 6214 1050

ENQUIRE NOW

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