Our school-age swimming lessons teaches a range of skills and knowledge to develop swimming, water safety, survival and basic rescue skills that can save lives. We focus on stroke development, promoting a healthy respect for the aquatic environment and a solid foundation for a range of aquatic recreation, fitness and sporting activities.

Children will learn to:

  • cooperate with and respect others in an aquatic environment;
  • develop and refine swimming strokes;
  • make safe and sensible decisions and solve problems in and around water.

Swimming program levels


Description 

Octopus

Age range: 5+ years

Class size: 5:1 

Suitable for children who:

  • cannot do five metre torpedo and basic freestyle;
  • cannot float and kick on their back for five metres;
  • have not had lessons before.

What they'll learn:

  • kick on front and back with aid five metres;
  • paddle and kick;
  • push and glide;
  • torpedo three metres;
  • treading water.

Sardine

Age range: 5+ years

Class size: 6:1

Suitable for children who:

  • can swim five metres independently basic freestyle and backstroke;
  • have had lessons before.

What they'll learn:

  • backstroke, freestyle and torpedo five metres;
  • duck dive;
  • float, scull and tread water for 30 seconds and signal for help;
  • jump entry into deep water and recover;
  • kick on front with aid and side breathing 10 metres;
  • kick on back 10 metres;
  • seated dive.

Salmon

Age range: 5+ years

Class size: 8:1

Suitable for children who:

  • can swim seven metres backstroke and kick on back;
  • can swim seven metres freestyle with bi-lateral side breathing;
  • have had lessons before.

What they'll learn:

  • breaststroke kick with aid five metres;
  • duck dive, swim underwater for three metres and recover object;
  • float, scull and tread water for one minute and signal for help;
  • freestyle and backstroke 12 metres;
  • step in entry and recover;
  • survival backstroke with aid five metres.

Tuna

Age range: 5+ years

Class size: 8:1

Suitable for children who:

  • can do five metres of breastroke kick;
  • can swim 12 metres freestyle and backstroke.

What they'll learn:

  • breaststroke kick with breath 12 metres;
  • compact jump;
  • crouch dive;
  • forward somersault;
  • freestyle and backstroke 25 metres;
  • stride entry;
  • survival backstroke 12 metres.

Dolphin

Age range: 5+ years

Class size: 8:1

Suitable for children who:

  • can perform 15 metres breastroke kick and survival backstroke;
  • can swim 25 metres freestyle and backstroke.

What they'll learn:

  • dolphin kick 12 metres;
  • feet first surface dive;
  • freestyle and backstroke 50 metres;
  • shallow dive;
  • survival backstroke and breaststroke 25 metres;
  • tumble turn.

Shark

Age range: 5+ years

Class size: 9:1

Suitable for children who:

  • can do a tumble turn;
  • can swim 25 metres breastroke;
  • can swim 50 metres freestyle and backstroke.

What they'll learn:

  • butterfly 15 metres and sidestroke 25 metres;
  • clothed swim, flat, scull and tread water for five minutes, remove clothes and swim for five minutes;
  • freestyle and backstroke 100 metres;
  • survival backstroke and breaststroke 50 metres;
  • using combination of strokes 400 meter swim.

Development Squad


Age range: 5+ years

Class size: 10:1             

Suitable for children who:

  • have completed Shark level;
  • and receive an assessment from the Aquatics Coordinator or Assessor.

What they'll learn:

  • endurance and fine tuning of all stroke;
  • different drills and techniques they can use if they are interested in moving onto competitive swimming or keeping themselves fit.

This class is 1 hour, all other classes are 30 minutes.


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  • Swimming lesson prices

    Swimming lesson prices

    The below prices apply across all swimming levels. Payment is taken fortnightly by direct debit, with the total cost spread out across the year. 

    Type  Per lesson cost  Fortnightly direct debit 
    Swimming lesson (infants to school age)*
    *Includes four make up lessons 
    $19.20 $38.40
    Private 1:1 swimming lesson (infants to school age)*
    *No make up lessons
    $26.75  $53.50 
    12 week swimming lesson block (infants to school age)*
    *Upfront payment, one make-up lesson 
    N/A  $246.00 
    Swimming lesson (adult)  $19.20 $38.40 
    Private 1:1 swimming lesson (adult)  $26.75  $53.50 
    • Prices are effective July 1 2022
      Students are entitled to unlimited pool use during the centre’s opening hours (except warm water pool) and at Baw Baw Pools.
    • Immediate family are able to access the pool free of charge two hours before and after the lesson time  (except warm water pool).
    • On non-lesson days, for students enrolled in parent / child classes, swimming lesson membership entitles one adult to accompany the child at no cost for a swim (parent and child must enter facility together).
    • On non-lesson days, for students enrolled in lessons not requiring parental assistance, membership entitles one adult to accompany the child to spectate at no cost. If the adult wishes to swim, they must pay full / concession entry.
     
  • How to enrol
    Submit a swimming lesson enquiry via the form on this page and a member of our team will be in touch to start the enrolment process.
  • Requirements for this program
    • Bring swimwear, towel, goggles (recommended but not required) and dry clothes
    • Photos are allowed in the pool (never in the change room area) – please respect others' privacy and get their consent
  • Safety and handover requirements

    To provide a safe environment for your child please:

    • come to the edge of the pool at the start of the lesson and directly hand over your child to the teacher;
    • watch the lesson;
    • stay within viewing distance of the lesson, with no visual or physical barriers between you and the class;
    • come to the edge of the pool at the end of the lesson and collect your child;
    • if your child is participating in general swimming outside their lesson time and is still under five years of age, you will need to ensure you are in the water with them during this time;
    • for children 10 and older, you'll need to decide if your child needs a direct handover to or collection from the teacher. Base this on their swimming ability and general development.
  • More information
    You can find out more about our programs, including information on our swimming teachers, member benefits, make-up lesson policy, absence request form, terms and conditions and Watch Around Water guidelines on our general swimming lessons page.

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