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About our swim programs

Our swim programs offer high quality swimming lessons tailored to individuals of every age and ability. From the tender age of 4 months, your little ones can embark on their aquatic journey with our complimentary Aquababies 1 lessons (for ages 4-6 months). Our comprehensive programs extend to adults as well, ensuring that learners of all ages can participate.

Our inclusive Dolphins program for swimmers with special needs offers tailored instruction and a welcoming environment where participants gain water skills, confidence, and improved well-being.

Join us to experience a holistic approach to swimming education that nurtures skills, confidence, and a lifelong love for the water. Find below all other information about our programs:

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Our programs

To view all the swim programs we offer, click here.

Prices and payment options

All programs are charged fortnightly via direct debit using your credit card or bank account details (excluding 4-6 month Aquababies, which are FREE).

  • Direct debits will not be charged during non-swimming lesson
  • Direct debit payments will automatically resume when the new swimming term commences, unless you've submitted a cancellation form and it has been processed
  • All program fees exclude public holidays and are calculated accordingly
Program Price per lesson Price per fortnight
AB1 (4-6 months) $0 (FREE) $0 (FREE)
Parent and Baby (6 months to 3 years) $16.50 $33.00
Pre-school  (3-5 years) $18.50 $37.00
School Age (5-12 years) $18.50 $37.00
Dolphins 1:1 (student:instructor) $30.00 $60.00
Dolphins 2:1 (student:instructor) $22.50 $45.00
Private Lesson 1:1 (student:instructor) $50.00 $100.00
Private Lesson 2:1 (student:instructor) $37.50 $75.00
Adults (group lessons) $20.00 $40.00

Frequently asked questions

WHAT ARE YOUR CLASS SIZES?
Our class sizes range from a maximum of 4 students for beginner levels through to 8 students in our highest level in the Learn to Swim program. 

DO YOU OFFER MAKE-UP LESSONS?
Make-up lessons can be disruptive to the classes and due to the size of our swim school it would mean that classes would constantly have changes. We do however offer all enrolled students free entry to the centre all year round.

CAN I CANCEL AT ANY TIME?
Yes. Cancellation requests must be submitted at least three days prior to the next scheduled direct debit payment. Depending on when you cancel you may have up to two more lessons before ending your time with us.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN MY CHILD IS READY TO MOVE UP?
When a student is ready to move to a higher level, the On Deck Officer on duty will inform the parent/guardian and an email will be sent. Once the new level is assigned to your swimmer, you can then book into your new class online through the Swim School Portal.

CAN I SWAP CLASSES AT ANY TIME?
Yes, you can transfer classes at any time through the Swim School Portal.

DO YOU RUN TO SCHOOL TERMS?
Yes, we provide lessons during school terms and break for the holidays. As the Learn to Swim program is ongoing, your child will stay in the same class when they return from holidays. 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I CAN’T FIND A SUITABLE CLASS?
You have two options:

  1. Your child will be extended in their current class for up to 2 extra weeks.
  2. Withdraw from the program until the class you require is available. You may then re-enrol into this class online or at the centre.

WILL SWIM PROGRAMS OPERATE ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS?
No, all swim programs will be closed on public holidays. Public holidays will be excluded from the fortnightly payment system and payments will be adjusted accordingly. Please note that the Easter weekend Saturday and Sunday will also be excluded.

DO YOU RUN A JANUARY HOLIDAY PROGRAM?
Our January holiday program is conducted during the Christmas school holidays. You must enrol into this program separately to our other programs. Information regarding enrolment for the January holiday program will be posted in November each year. Visit our programs page for more information.

CAN PARENTS/GUARDIANS SWIM OR ATTEND THE GYM DURING A CHILD'S LESSON?
A parent or guardian must be in attendance for the duration of their child's lesson. In the event of an injury, emergency or if a child needs to go to the toilet, a parent or guardian must be present.

WHAT IF MY CHILD IS SICK?
Children with contagious illnesses are much better off staying home and resting up. In the case of gastrointestinal infections, please keep your swimmer out of the water until they are well. If you manage to obtain a medical certificate, we can credit your missed lessons. Simply email us your medical certificate.

WHAT IS THE ON DECK OFFICER FOR?
All On-deck officers are highly experienced swim instructors and are essentially the pool deck supervisors. Their job is to ensure classes are running smoothly, instructors and swimmers are focused and that everyone is where they need to be at the right times. Please approach your On-deck Officer at any time during your child’s lesson if you have any questions related to our swim programs or your child. They are there to help!

I FEEL LIKE MY CHILD IS GOING BACKWARDS
It is very common for a child to plateau in stages throughout their swimming journey. These stages are often followed by periods of quick learning and skill progression. If your child plateaus encourage them to keep trying their best and remind them that this stage will pass by soon.

WHEN DOES MY CHILD GET ASSESSED?
Swimmers are continually assessed throughout the term. An On-deck Officer will assess swimmers when their instructor thinks the swimmer is close to moving up a level.

Creche

As a swim program customer you have access to the Creche. If you are bringing extra children into the centre while another child has a swimming lesson you can stay and watch the swimming lesson while your other children are being looked after at the creche. For more information about the creche, click here.

Swim Program Terms and Conditions

It's always important to read and familiarise yourself with the full terms and conditions when joining the program.  To summarise, here are the highlights of our terms and conditions:

  • All bookings are ongoing, meaning they continue from term to term (excluding private lessons), unless we have received a cancellation request from you at least 3 days before any set direct debit period.
  • Medical certificates must be provided in order to receive credit for missed swimming lessons, stating the swimmers name, the dates the swimmer couldn't swim, and a signature by a registered medical practitioner.
  • We do not offer make-up lessons, however swim program students swim for free all year round on non-swimming days.

 

Click the links below to view the full Swim School terms and conditions:

Swim School Terms and Conditions as of 18 July 2023

 

View the live class schedule

Log into the Swim School Portal to view the swim school class schedule.