School Age

Our School Age program teaches a range of skills and knowledge to develop swimming, water safety, survival and basic rescue skills that can save lives. Focusing on stroke development, it promotes a healthy respect for the aquatic environment and is a solid foundation for a range of aquatic recreation, fitness and sporting activities.

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The Details

  • For children 5 years and older
  • Held in our brand new, sparkling clean program pool (Octopus & Sardine) 25m lap pool (all other levels)
  • Life with kids is unpredictable - with 12 make-up lessons per year you'll be covered!
  • Low teacher-to-student ratios mean more one-on-one attention and quicker skill development
  • Track your child's progress with our online portal, quickly seeing what skills they need to improve on before advancing
  • Graduate with the necessary skills for entry into competitive swimming and squad programs (Purruna Squads coming 2023)
  • Don't forget to use your $100 Sport Voucher (convenient online redemption)
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Cost

$24.80/class (charged fortnightly via direct debit)

No start-up fees, lock-in contracts, cancellation penalties or need to re-enrol when advancing levels. Your swimming lesson membership will be charged fortnightly until cancelled (2 weeks notice period applies).

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Getting started is easy as 1-2-3

  1. Use this page to get an idea on which level is most suited. Don't overthink it - we dive into more detailed level assessment in step 3.
  2. Click a Class Timetable link (opens a new window) to view day/time availability for that level. Click 'Enrol Now' to start enrolment.
  3. Create the parent account first, then the student account. Follow the prompts, including a series of questions to confirm which level is most suitable (don't stress too much on level selection - if needed we can adjust after an initial lesson).

All enrolments are completed online through the Customer Portal. If you get stuck please watch the enrolment guide (bottom of page), or if required give us a call. Once the Centre opens we can walk you through an enrolment on your device or one of ours. A payment source for ongoing debits is required to complete enrolment.

School Age Levels

The Centre is aiming to open mid/late November (date TBC)

Octopus.

Octopus.
  • Independent front float and back float with recovery
  • Push & glide
  • Jump entry & return to edge
  • Torpedo for 5 metres
  • Paddle & kick for 5 metres
  • Introduction to Freestyle arm action
  • Kicking on back unaided for 5 metres
  • Treading water
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 4

Sardine.

Sardine.
  • Jump entry into deep water & recover
  • Freestyle with side breathing for 8 metres
  • Backstroke for 8 metres
  • Duck Dive & Recover an object from chest depth water
  • Float, scull & tread water for 30 seconds & signal for help
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 5

Salmon.

Salmon.
  • Step in entry & recover
  • Kneeling Dive
  • Freestyle and Backstroke for 12 metres
  • Breaststroke kick with an aid for 5 metres
  • Survival backstroke kick 5 metres
  • Duck dive, swim for 3 metres under water & recover an object
  • Float, scull & tread water for 1 minute & signal for help
  • Head first sculling
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 5

Tuna.

Tuna.
  • Stride in entry
  • Freestyle 25 metres
  • backstroke 25 metres
  • Survival backstroke 25 metre
  • Breaststroke kick with breathing for 12 metres
  • Introductory dolphin kick
  • forward somersault
  • With clothes, float, scull & tread water for 1 minute then remove clothes
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 6

Dolphin.

Dolphin.
  • Shallow dive
  • Freestyle 50 metres
  • Backstroke 50 metres
  • Breaststroke and Survival backstroke for 25 metres
  • Dolphin kick for 12 metres
  • Perform a tumble turn
  • Accidental fall in demonstrating self-preservation for 25 metres
  • With clothes, float, scull & tread water for 2 minutes then remove clothes
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 7

Shark.

Shark.
  • Feet first surface dive
  • Freestyle 100 metres
  • Backstroke 100 metres
  • Breaststroke and Survival backstroke for 50 metres
  • Sidestroke for 25 metres
  • Butterfly for 15 metres
  • Using a combination of strokes perform a 400 metre swim
  • Clothed swim, flat, scull and tread water for five minutes, remove clothes and swim for five minutes
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 8
Swimming Lesson Video Enrolment Guide

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