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School Age Classes

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Developed by industry professionals, our Swim ARCademy learn to swim program is customised to our facility.

We provide a program which will see your child:
  • Develop a love of swimming for fitness and health
  • Develop strong technique across all strokes
  • Gain confidence in all types of water and develop a strong understanding of water safe behaviour
  • Graduate with the necessary skills  for entry into competitive swimmming and squad programs if required

As no child develops in the same way, your child will move through each of our 7 levels at their own pace.


All swim ARCademy memberships cost $17 per week. As a member of Swim ARCademy, you can come and use our recreational pools any other time during the week, and includes 2 spectators.

How to enrol

Before you can enrol in a class, we first assess your child here at the centre. Once assessed, you will be advised of your class level,  and as long as there is a place available in a class, your child can begin the program straight away.

Book an assessment

Program Levels

Our 7 levels + Pre-Squad
We have 7 levels in our learn to swim program for school ages.

We will assess your child to determine the perfect level that they should begin with.


Our first level is all about ensuring a strong foundation. We focus on floating, gliding, breathing and confidence in being underwater, so from here swimmers are ready to add on new elements.


Next we really work on kicks, which is crucial to a swimmer's stroke. We look at ensuring a strong technique across all primary strokes.


It's time to add on arms! Once combined, swimmers will develop strong, coordinated movement through the water.


Mastering breathing and timing can be one of the most challenging aspects of learning to swim. Our drive class is dedicated to ensuring swimmers are completely at ease in this area.


Now all the primary strokes are perfected, we look at increasing the distances and improving each swimmer's individual technique.


Continuing with distance drills and technique, swimmers will also focus on safety and how to respond to a variety of aquatic emergencies.


Our final level prepares students for future opportunities such as water sport, competitions and squad programs. We focus on distance and overall fitness in a pre-squad team setting.


Following Graduate we offer a pre-squad program. It’s for kids who have finished our graduate program and want to keep swimming, but don’t want to commit to a formal squads program. We’ll assist with further refining your stroke and keep you fit and focused. Ideal for swimming carnival preparation!


Program structure - ongoing enrolment

Swim ARCademy operates as a ongoing rather than term based program.

  • Once your child has been assessed, they can start right away.
  • If we think a student is ready to move up to a new level, then they move up at that time. No more waiting until the end of term.
  • We run throughout the year to ensure skills constantly develop, and there are no disruptions. It becomes a consistent part of every week to come to the centre and progress through the program
  • You can access the pools outside of your lesson (member and spectator) as a part of your membership. Perfect for a casual swim in the holidays or a hot day!
  • Payment is fortnightly, spreading your financial commitment throughout the year. Payment is by direct debit or credit card fortnightly, with your first two weeks up front
  • We still shut down over peak holiday periods at Christmas and Easter.
Class numbers
The maximum number of students in a class for each level are:

Activate, Build, Commit - 4
Drive, Excel - 6
Finesse, Graduate - 8
Pre-Squad - 10
Class timetable


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:30 to 11:50
3:15 to 6.05
10:05 to 12:25
3:45 to 6.05
9:30 to 11:50
3:15 to 6.05
9:30 to 11:50
3:15 to 6.05
9:30 to 11:50
3:45 to ​5:30
8:00 to 1:05 8:00 to​1:05


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:30 to 12:25
3:15 to 6.05
9:30 to 12:25
3:15 to 6:40
11:15 then 3:15 to 6.05 9:30 to 11:15
3:15 to 6.05
10:05 to 12:25
3:45 to 6:05
8:00 to 2:15 8:00 to 1:05


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3:15 to 5:30
3:15 to 6:40 3:15 to 6.05 3:15 to 6.05 9:30 then 3:45 to 6:05 8:00 to 2:15 8:35 to 12:30


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3:15 to 5:30 3:45 to 5:30 3:15 to 5:30 3:15 to 5:30 3:15 to 5:30 8:00 to 1:05
8:00 to 12:30


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3:45 to 5:30 3:45 to 4:20
4:20 to 5:30 3:15 to 4:20
3:15 to 5:30 8:35 to 10:20
8:35 and 9:45


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4:20 and 5:30 4:20 and 5:30 4:20 and 5:30 4:20 and 5:30 4:20 and 5:30 8:35


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3:45 and 4:55 3:45 and 4:55 4:55 4:55 3:45 and 4:55 8:00 to 12:30 9:45 and 11:55

Pre Squads

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
5:30 4:55 4:20 3:45      

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