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School Age Classes

While our classes are not currently running, the following provides information about our program.


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.

Flexibility

We don't operate under a term structure, so you can enrol today and start tomorrow. That means that if for any reason you want to move on, you don't need to wait until the end of term, you just need to provide us with notice by the Tuesday before the next direct debit run. We run throughout the year, except for Christmas and Easter, which means you can still enjoy your class during most school holidays.

We also allow you to take a break from your membership and we will hold your place in the class for $5 a week.

All about taking a break

Cost

All Swim ARCademy memberships cost $17 per week per child paid via fortnightly direct debit. As a member of Swim ARCademy, you will have one 30 minute lesson with an instructor per week, as well as unlimited use of the recreational pools throughout 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.

 

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 and do not operate on public holidays. If your lesson falls on these days you will not be charged.
Class numbers

The maximum number of students in a class for each level are:

Activate, Build, Commit - 4 to 5
Drive, Excel - 6
Finesse, Graduate - 8
Pre-Squad - 10
Class timetable


Classes are running every day of the week, morning and evening. The below table shows the current class times: 

Class Weekdays AM Weekdays PM Weekends
Activate 8:55am - 12:55pm 3:15 - 7:10pm 7:25am - 2:45pm
Build 8:55am - 12:55pm 3:15 - 7:10pm 7:25am - 2:45pm
Commit 9:30 - 12:20pm (Fridays only) 3:15 - 7:10pm 7:25am - 2:45pm
Drive - 3:15 - 7:10pm 7:25am - 2:45pm
Excel - 3:15 - 7:10pm 7:25am - 2:45pm
Finesse - 3:15 - 7:10pm 7:25am - 2:45pm
Graduate - 3:15 - 7:10pm 7:25am - 2:45pm


Class availability is constantly changing. We recommend phoning the centre prior to your visit or see one of our friendly staff at reception to enquire about recent availability. 

Classes must start within 7 days of your submitted enrolment request.

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