Have More Questions?
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions. We are always happy to answer them.
How long will it take my child to learn how to swim?
Swimming and Water Safety education is a lifetime journey that can take a lot of time and resources but it is truly the greatest investment in your child’s health and wellbeing. There is nothing better than when your child enters adulthood as a competent and responsible swimmer. Water is a massive part of the Australian culture, so knowing how to swim and survive opens a whole world of opportunities and experiences. Swimming is more than an extra curricula activity, it is a core life skill.
We estimate that children will start their swimming education from 6 months of age and continue through until the end of primary school. They will go even further if they develop a love for swimming and want to continue on into recreational squads, competitive swimming or youth lifesaving clubs. Of course, along the way your child will reach many milestones and benchmarks that will make them stronger and safer swimmers and unlock new ways to enjoy the water in their everyday lives.
Our curriculum covers 16 progression based levels grouped into four categories. Each category has a set of both survival and recreational swimming benchmarks. Please head to our Learn to Swim page to read more about these benchmarks.
Do you offer private lessons?
Unfortunately we do not have any available time slots for private lessons at the present time. We keep class sizes small so each child gets plenty of attention with constant movement for maximum time on skill.
Can we start lessons even if the term as already started?
Yes absolutely! If you are wanting to start swimming lessons but the term has already started please contact us to book your free introductory lesson. Students can commence at any time and the term fees will be adjusted pro rata.
How long is each class and how many lessons should my child do per week?
Each learn to swim class is 30 minutes in duration. Long term consistency is proven to be the most effective method of skill acquisition and retainment so one lesson per week is definitely enough to see results. However we recommend two lessons per week for faster progression and best value for money. Second lessons 50% off. Contact us for more information on our fees.
Our advanced students’ squad training sessions are 60 minutes.
One of my lessons is on a public holiday, do we need to book a make-up lesson?
No. Any public holidays are planned for in advance and deducted from the total amount of your term fees.
What age can my child go into their swimming class independently?
The average age we recommend is around 3 years old. Some students may be ready to start independent classes early and some may need a little more time. It depends on their swimming ability, if they can listen and follow instructions and what is best suited for the child. Your instructor or a supervisor will always be willing to discuss this with you so the best decision can be made for your child.
What do we need to bring to lessons?
Comfortable bathers that are not too restrictive and don’t create drag. This means it is best to avoid long sleeves, long shorts and bathers that are overly worn out and baggy. Any children who are not toilet trained must wear a swimming nappy, either disposable or washable. Parents entering the water with their child must wear a shirt over their bathers to encourage the student to grip on to them.
Goggles are optional in the early days and only necessary when students start to swim more strokes. We always take the children’s goggles off for the survival series of their lesson so they do not become dependent on them.
All students with long hair must wear a swimming cap or have their hair tied back prior to the lesson. We can provide a free Paddles Swim School swimming cap upon enrollment.