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

  • 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.

  • YMCA Holiday Splash

    The Y’s intensive Learn-to-Swim program is a school holiday staple. Taught by qualified, friendly instructors, the course covers water safety, and stroke development and correction in a safe and stress-free environment so you can be confident your kids will enjoy the learning process.

  • 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.

     

  • Health Insurance Claims

    Eligible members* through participating Health Funds may be able to claim for swimming Lessons run at your local YMCA Swimming Lessons provider. We are able to provide you with all the details required to log a claim should you hold the appropriate level of coverage. 

    YMCA Swimming Lessons centres are registered as a provider with Bupa and HCF, meaning members with the appropriate level of cover can claim for YMCA Swimming Lessons.

    For further details in relation to Bupa, please click here

    For further details in relation to HCF, please click here

     *YMCA NSW hold no responsibility over who is eligible under Health Fund terms and conditions to be able to place a claim for Swimming Lesson services, nor are we responsible for the level of claim provided. The claimant is responsible for all costs related to YMCA Swimming Lessons. If you are unsure, please check with your provider in relation to entitlements and claim levels prior to booking.

  • Adult Swimming Lessons

    Want to feel more confident in the water? Whether you have no experience or are you just looking for advanced stroke correction, YMCA Adult Swimming Lessons at UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre are designed to assist people of all ages and abilities. Learn at your own pace in a supportive environment with our small group or individual classes.

    Block 1 Dates: Monday 18 January to Sunday 10 April 2016 (12 weeks) No classes Australia Day 26 January
    Block 2 Dates: Monday 11 April to Sunday 3 July 2016 (12 weeks) No classes Anzac Day 25 April & Queens Birthday 13 June

    Costs:
    - Student/ UNSW Staff: $222.00 (12 weeks x $18.50 per lesson)
    - General Public: $264.00 (12 weeks x $22.00 per lesson)

    To enquire about enrolment, please call the Swim School Desk on 02 9385 6267 or the centre on 02 9385 4881. 

  • Squads

    Whether you’re a competitive or recreational swimmer, the Y has a swim squad that’s just right for you. Drills, stroke correction and advice on technique from professional coaches will help you get the most from your program, reach your goals, and get fit and have fun in the process.

    Click here for more information.

  • Holiday Intensive Swimming Program

    The Holiday Intensive Swimming Program offers structured lessons on consecutive days of the week. It's designed to produce significant results, especially for children who are new swimmers, or those looking to improve on their swimming skills. Our programs are led by experienced teachers and coaches, providing an extremely beneficial swimming skills opportunity. Call UNSW Swim School on 9385 6267 and book your child's spot TODAY!

    Learn To Swim Intensive Swimming Lessons 
    Week 1: Monday 4 July - Friday 8 July , 8:30am - 11:30am

    Week 2: Monday 11 April - Friday 25 April, 8:30am - 11:30am

    Cost: $18.50 per lesson/ $92.50 per week

    Squad Clinic 
    Week 1: Monday 4 July - Friday 8 July , 8:30am – 11:30am

    Week 2: Monday 11 July - Friday 15 July, 8:30am - 11:30am

  • Happy Nappy® Policy

    Children aged three and under are required to wear swimwear that fits firmly around the waist and legs - an aquatic Happy Nappy® when in the pool. You will be able to purchase a Happy Nappy® (washable and reusable) from the front desk. Parents and children will be asked to vacate the pool if they do not adhere to this policy.
    We encourage all parents to take their children to the bathroom prior to entering the pool for their swimming lessons or leisure play.

  • Benefits of Swimming

  • Contact Us

    Swim School Office Hours

    Monday - Friday: 9.00am – 12.00pm and 3.00pm – 6.00pm
    Saturday: 8.30am – 11.30am and 1.00pm – 4.00pm
    Sunday: 9.00am – 11.30am

    To enquire about enrolment, please contact our Swim School:

    02 9385 6267 or swimschool.unsw@ymcansw.org.au

    View the latest Term 2 Swim School Newsletter here