New purpose built Infants teaching pool now open
The unique design of our new pool includes a range of side ledges and shallow water that allows us to do a range of activities that accelerate the skill development of your child.
Parents are already commenting on how much more relaxed and confident their child is in our new pool. They have also said that they can’t believe how much better they did in their lesson as a result.
With new changerooms, a parenting room, the best water quality, the best teachers, we really are Hobart’s best learn to swim school.
Our New Pool
Shallow ledges, great
for parents & child
Children can mimic swimming
Give your child the best start in life through learning to swim.
Give your child the best start in life!
Children who commence learn to swim early in life have been shown to be months, and even years ahead of non-swimmers in a range of areas unrelated to the actual skills associated with swimming.
- Hand/Eye Coordination
- Achievement in literacy, numeracy & reasoning
- Understanding & following instructions
These traits prepare your child for schooling, and when this is added to the added benefits of water safety, and being able to enjoy swimming, every child should be doing learn to swim.
These findings are contained in the Early Years Swimming report from Griffith University 2013 report done by Professor Robyn Jorgensen. (Click here for full report)
Enrol your Child
We offer a free assessment for all new enrolments to determine which levels is most appropriate. You can also return to your old level if you have swum with us before.
Click on the button below to register and book your free assessment, or if you have swum with us before call or email us and we can arrange for you to book back into a class through our online system.
Purpose Built Learn to Swim Pools
Our whole aquatic facility has been built with learn to swim in mind.
Our 25 metre pool is heated to 29.5 degrees, with shallow water ( 0.9 M) which is perfect for beginners. We use platforms for the students to stand on in our deep end which is 1.4 M.
Our new Infants teaching pool is heated to 33 degrees, features shallow ledges for infants, a shallow area for babies to sit on, and an even 1.2 M depth throughout. These ledges and shallow areas make the perfect teaching environment for the child, and parent.
Family Changing areas – Click here for more
We have 3 full sets of heated changerooms, 1 for members and 2 for our learn to swim programs, as well as a new family area with separate shower cubicles and extra bench seats and hanging space. No adults change in either of our learn to swim changerooms.
Focus on teacher training – Click here for more
Our program is only as good as our teachers and we have a comprehensive teacher training process to ensure that your child has the best teachers in Hobart. Our teachers are all Austswim qualified, and they also go through the Laurie Lawrence “World Wide Swim School” teacher training process to ensure that they are up to date with the latest teaching practices. This also ensures a consistency in teaching styles and skill development.
Swim & Survive – how we track your child – Click here for more
We follow the RLSAA Swim & Survive LTS program. This provides a range of levels for your child to progress through as they learn new skills. We also provide you with regular updates on where your child is at, and recognise their achievement with our unique “Ring the Bell” process. You can track progress in your log book and ribbons are handed out as your child passes each level.
The Swim & Survive program is age based in the Infants levels and then moves to a skills based approach.
Programs – Click here for more
We run all our programs 7 days per week, excluding public holidays.
A 20 minute lesson for 3 – 6 month olds that teaches you how to introduce your baby to the joys of water and how to practice introductory skills when bathing at home. This is also a great way to bond with your new baby.
A 30 minute lesson held in our new purpose built Infants pool, heated to 33 degrees with shallow ledges and water depths to suit children of this age. Parents are in the water with the child and classes are age based up to 2 years, then skills based after that.
From 4.5 years and up. Skill based progression following the RLSSA Swim & Survive Program. The classes move to our 25 metre pool heated to 30 degrees. Parents no longer need to be in the water and small class sizes of 4 allow high levels of individual teacher contact with each child.
This is our more advanced program for competent swimmers and includes some pre competition skills and advanced stroke development. We also have a non competitive “Aquatic Fitness for Fun” stream.
Private one to one lessons are also available.
Free Swimming for all Students
All enrolled students can attend for free swimming at off peak times to practice their skills and have some free play in the water. Parental supervision required. Sessions are Friday evening, and Saturday and Sunday Afternoons.
More info about our Programs – click here for more
All swim school students will be issued with a membership card with a barcode that must be swiped on each visit. A fee applies for lost cards.
Free onsite car parking
Childminding available. A small fee applies and bookings are essential.
Free 10 visit swim pass for parent for all new enrolments
Our year is divided up into seasons with each block running for approximately 12 weeks with lessons continuing over the school holidays. No lessons on public holidays or XMAS/New Year.
Class fees are paid by fortnightly direct debit or paid in full for each block. Discounts apply for 3 or more children.
Make up lessons are allowed for early cancelled classes. This can only be done online.
Enrol, book, update details & track student skills online on your personal profile.
All children who are not toilet trained must wear a waterproof nappy at all times.
Swimming caps must be worn at all times in our 25 metre pool. We recommend that all children have goggles as well. Both are available on site.
Pool deck supervisors are available at all times to assist with any issues you may have. Please ensure you let us know if you, or your child is unhappy with any aspect of your lesson.