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Aquatic Centre

Swim School

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!

Programs

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

Preschool
Children’s skills are further developed to include submersion, flotation, mobility and basic stroke development.

School-aged
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.

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

Squad
Non-competitive squad-style classes for swimmers who have graduated from learn to swim programs and want to further develop their skills.

Assessments

Please be advised that a limited number of new customer assessments are currently available. Please contact reception on 6214 1050 or 6214 1281 to enquire and/or to book.

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:

  • information from our Parent Handbook
  • 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.

Please send all enquires for private swimming lessons to swimschool@ausport.gov.au

Term learn to swim lessons - 10 weeks - advanced levels $223.00
Term learn to swim lessons - 10 weeks - beginner levels $207.00
Private Swimming Lessons - 30minute lesson$68.00

Discounts apply for three or more siblings and / or for second lessons. *Conditions apply

Payments can be made via debit card or credit card (VISA or Mastercard only).

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.

Notes for parents

  • Allow plenty of time for the commencement of lessons.
  • Children under the age of 15 years must have a parent/guardian (over 18 years of age) remain on pool deck for the duration of the swimming lesson AND maintain active supervision of their children. This means:
    • 0-5 year olds - stay within arm's reach
    • 6-10 year olds & weak swimmers - be close, be prepared & maintain constant visual contact
    • 11-14 year olds - maintain visual contact.
  • 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 entry.

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

Holiday Swim Intensive

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

Please be advised that a limited number of new customer assessments are currently available. Please contact reception on 6214 1050 or 6214 1281 to enquire and/or to book.

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:

  • information from our Parent Handbook
  • 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) $85.00
School holiday swim intensive program - 5 days - advanced levels (45 or 60min classes) $93.00
School holiday swim intensive program - 2 weeks - beginner levels (30min classes) $161.00
School holiday swim intensive program - 2 weeks - advanced levels (45 or 60min classes) $177.00

Payments can be made by via debit card or credit card (VISA or Mastercard 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

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