Children

A young boy and girl swim through a hula hoop underwater

For children 3 years or older, our program offers levels from beginner to advanced, with a progression from basic water skills through to preparing for competitive swimming. Class levels are set by skill level with ongoing lessons rather than terms, to allow children to progress at their individual pace. 

Class Levels

Turtles / Jellyfish

This level is designed for beginners who may have a fear of the water and are not confident to submerge, or have graduated from Starfish. This level develops water confidence and teaches basic swimming and water safety skills. 

Class Duration30 Minutes
Student Age3-5 years Turtles, 5 years + Jellyfish
Class SizeMaximum 4 students per Turtles class, maximum 5 students per Jellyfish class

Penguin / Seahorse

For students who have developed water safety, fundamental swimming skills and basic water confidence. This level teaches students to learn how to swim unaided in preparation to learn freestyle and backstroke.

Class Duration30 Minutes
Student Age3-5 years Penguin, 5 years + Seahorse
Class SizeMaximum 5 students per Penguin class, maximum 5 students per Seahorse class

Eels / Goldfish

This level is the start of the development of swimming strokes and form, including freestyle and backstroke. Students master the ability to rotate in the water from front to back and water safety skills are reinforced.

Class Duration30 Minutes
Student Age3-5 years Eels, 5 years + Goldfish
Class SizeMaximum 5 students per Eels class, maximum 5 students per Goldfish class

Platypus

Once students have mastered the basics of freestyle and backstroke, the platypus class introduces bilateral breating and works on building distance. Intermediate water safety skills are introduced, including diving and sustained survival backstroke.

Class Duration30 Minutes
Student Age5 years +
Class SizeMaximum 6 students per class

Dolphin

The dolphin class consildates the skills of backstroke and freestyle to increase swimming distance to 25m, and breaststroke kick is introduced. Advanced water safety skills are developed, including compact jumps and rescues.

Class Duration45 Minutes
Student Age5 years +
Class SizeMaximum 8 students per class

Seal

Breaststroke kick is refined in the seal class, with the remainder of the stroke added and refined. Butterfly kick, tumble turns and standing dives are introduced in preparation for the final level.

Class Duration45 Minutes
Student Age5 years +
Class SizeMaximum 8 students per class

Sharks

The shark class is the final level for the swim school program and develops distance and intensity. Swimming strokes are corrected and students are prepared for movement into the Squad program. Students in the sharks class are able to attend multiple lessons per week for the price of a single lesson.

Class Duration: 60 Minutes
Student Age5 years +
Class SizeMaximum 10 students per class