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    Current alerts 17 December 2018
    • The warm water pool may be busy as there is a waterbubs play session on.

      10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Inflatable is not in action today due to weather conditions.

      17 December 2018
    • Spa will be unavailable for maintenance.

      12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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    What's on today 17 December 2018
    • Rock up and play water polo. Free event, all kids welcome to try their hand!

      1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 17 December 2018
    • Big Kids Creche is on in the stadium. $7 a session, come anytime. Ages 6 - 11.

      8:45 AM - 11:45 AM More about Big Kids Creche
    • Waterslide session is on. 7+ & 120cm tall.

      10:00 AM - 6:00 PM About the slides
    • Waterbubs play session is on in the warm water pool

      10:30 AM - 11:30 AM About Waterbubs
    • Inflatable obstacle course in the 50m pool today Included in casual swim entry. Ages 8+

      12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Today's Opening Hours 17 December 2018
    • General entry and aquatics

      5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    • Health Club

      5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • Creche

      8:45 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Waterslides

      10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Cafe

      6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Bandicoots Play Centre

      10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

School Age Classes

Male instructor in water helping girl swim through hoop

Swimming lessons for all levels in a state of the art facility.

We provide a unique 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.

Cost

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.

Getting started

Before you can enrol in a class, we first meet with you and 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.

We run assessments on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Book an assessment
 

Program Details

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.
 

  ACTIVATE

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.
 

  BUILD

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.

  COMMIT

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

  DRIVE

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.
 

  EXCEL

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

  FINESSE

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


  GRADUATE

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.

Pre-Squad

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.

Benefits:
  • 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

Activate

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

 Build

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

Commit

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
 

 Drive

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
 

Excel

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

Finesse

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
9:45
11:20
 
8:35
9:45
10:20
 

Graduate

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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