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Swimming and water safety skills are just part of what your child will gain at YMCA Swimming Lessons.

  Fortnightly Direct Debit Upfront for the term
Infant Group Lessons $22.90 $137.40
Group Lessons $28.90 $173.40
Private 1 on 1 | 20 minutes $68.80 $412.80
Private 2 on 1 | 20 minutes $49.90 $299.40
  • YMCA Swimming Lessons

    Swimming and water safety skills are just part of what your child will gain with YMCA Swimming Lessons. 

    Swimming strokes such as freestyle and backstroke are an important part of learning to swim and improving technique. However it is vital that every child also learn personal survival skills, not for just the pool, but rivers, lakes and the ocean. With YMCA Swimming Lessons, your child will learn these lifesaving skills plus much more.

    Our nationally accredited Swimming Instructors are passionate about teaching every child in Australia the joys of swimming.

    The YMCA Swimming Lessons program makes it easy for parents to know how your child is going with regular feedback on your child’s progress, and a recognition certificate after your child completes each level. 

    Beginning to Swim with YMCA Swimming Lessons?

    We cater for babies from as young as 6 months old all the way through to Adults, and all swimming abilities with YMCA Swimming Lessons.

    Each level of our program is designed to teach your child the water safety skills they require, as well as improving stroke technique and competitive skills.

    Your child will love progressing through our swimming lesson levels at their own pace and they will love the fun certificate in recognition of achievement each time they are ready to move onto the next set of skills.


    Enrol in swimming lessons today and take advantage of:

    • Direct Debit payment options – no more lining up to pay bills before class, and peace of mind that your bills are paid
    • Easy automatic re-enrolment for all swimming lessons
    • Quality programs and classes
    • Qualified and experienced staff
    • Helpful Wet Deck Supervisor’s to assist you with all your swimming lesson queries

    Swimming Nappy Policy

    Children aged three and under are required to wear swimwear that fits firmly around the waist and legs - an aquatic swimming nappy when in the pool.

    We encourage all parents to take their children to the bathroom prior to entering the pool for their swimming lessons or leisure play. Parents and children may be asked to vacate the pool, if they are found not in a swimming nappy.

     

    Swimming Cap Policy

    Children aged 3+ are required to wear a swimming cap to each lesson.

  • Level Progression Chart

    Infants (6 months - 3 years)

    Introduce your little one to the water in the safe surrounds of an Infants class. Available to babies as young as six months, this class is ideal for any parent who wants their baby or toddler to learn to swim early and gain water safety skills for life.

    The program will provide education for parent/carers about aquatic environments, swimming and water safety. 

    Starfish / Periwinkle / Minnow

    YMCA-Swimming-Lessons STARFISH YMCA-Swimming-Lessons PERIWINKLE YMCA-Swimming-Lessons MINNOW

    Preschools (3-5 Years)

    YMCA-Swimming-Lessons TADPOLES

    Tadpoles

    Our beginner preschool level where participants will learn water safety and familiarisation, buoyancy and floatation, body position and rotation, underwater skills, stroke development including extended arm paddle, back sculling, aided kick on front and back.

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons GOLDFISH

     

    Goldfish

     

    Our second preschool where participants will learn buoyancy and floatation, body position and rotation, underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including torpedoes, independent kick on back, big arms introducing freestyle arms and backstroke arms.

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons FLYINGFISH

    Flying Fish

    An advanced Preschool class where participants learn buoyancy and floatation, underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including kicking on front with aid and side breathing, backstroke with correct arm and hand position, freestyle whilst attempting side breathing, survival backstroke and breaststroke kick with aid.

    School Age (5 Years and above)

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons OCTOPUS

    Octopus

    A beginner school aged level where participants will learn water safety & familiarisation, buoyancy and floatation, body position and rotation, underwater skills, stroke development including extended arm paddle, back sculling, aided kick on front and back and torpedos 3 metres.

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons SARDINE

    Sardine

    Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including torpedoes, independent kick on back, big arms introducing freestyle arms and side breathing and backstroke arms for 10m.

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons SALMON

    Salmon

    Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including freestyle with correct action and body position 12 metres, backstroke with correct action and body position 12 metres, survival backstroke kick with aid 5 metres, and breaststroke kick with aid 5 metres. 

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons TUNA

    Tuna

    Participants will learn underwater skills, water safety, stroke development including correct freestyle action 25 metres, correct backstroke action 25 metres, survival backstroke unaided 12 metres, correct breaststroke kick with breathing for 12 metres. 

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons DOLPHIN

    Dolphin

    Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including freestyle 50 metres, backstroke 50 metres, survival backstroke25 metres, breaststroke 25 metres with correct arms, breathing and timing and dolphin kick for 12 metres. 

     YMCA-Swimming-Lessons SHARK

    Shark

    Participants will learn underwater skills, entries and exits, water safety, stroke development including freestyle 100 metres, backstroke 100 metres, survival backstroke 50 metres, breaststroke 50 metres, sidestroke, 50 metres and butterfly 15 metres.