Learn to Swim

Book your Term 4 2021 swim classes now!  Our program includes all the levels, squad and adult classes detailed below.  Click register to see the timetable and availability!

Catering for all skill levels, our learn to swim and squad training sessions allow children to be placed into small sized classes aligned with their swimming ability. Whether they are getting their first exposure to swimming; learning all four strokes; or mastering their racing techniques our classes will help them to continue to grow and develop their skills.

Due to the popularity of our lessons, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are unsure what level your child is, our qualified instructors are available to assist you. We recommend, for your child to achieve the best results, attending two lessons per week.

Levels

LEVELPRE-REQUISITESDESIRED OUTCOMES
LEVEL 1

4 per class

  • Ability to enter pool on own
  • Basic floating
  • Perform safe entry
  • Blow bubbles
  • Keep eyes open underwater
  • Float and streamline
  • Move through water unaided with basic kicking and arm strokes, on front and back
  • Retrieve objects from the pool bottom at the shallow end
LEVEL 2

4 per class

  • Level 1 outcomes
  • Kick 25 metres with board
  • Correct freestyle breathing technique
  • Basic backstroke
  • Introduction to breaststroke and diving
  • Retrieve objects from pool bottom at deep end
LEVEL 3

4-5 per class

  • Level 2 outcomes
  • Correct technique for 25 metres of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke
  • Introduction to butterfly
  • Correct dive
TRANSITION SQUAD

5-6 per class

  • Level 3 outcomes
  • Ability to swim up to 500m per lesson
  • Self disciplined
  • ≥ 6 years
  • Perform a dive from the starting block
  • Technical improvement and introduction to drills in freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke
  • Further development of butterfly
  • Improved fitness
  • Ability to train in harmony with others

The fine print

Swimmers:

  • are required to wear swimwear and bathing cap
  • are highly recommended to wear a rashie (sunshirt) and goggles
  • should clearly label their property, and be responsible for their own belongings
  • in squad require a pair (2) of fins/flippers (these may be borrowed if required)

Safety

  • Children are to be collected from the pool by parents/carers as soon as the lesson is completed.
  • In the event of a thunderstorm, learn to swim and squads may be cancelled at the discretion of the instructor/coach.
  • If a lesson is missed due to illness, the instructor may be able to schedule a replacement lesson depending on availability. Please do not attend another session without the instructors permission as staff-to-child ratios are important for our children’s safety.

Progress

  • Transition squad is for swimmers who have reached a certain competency (technical and confidence) and display a maturity and desire to graduate to the squad environment. Swimmers should be available to attend at least 2 squad classes per week.
  • Progression to the next level is unlikely to occur mid-term. Progression is on the recommendation of the instructor.

Find out more about squad swimming.