UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre has Learn to Swim classes for people of all ages and abilities. An outline of the curriculum is detailed below.
As we offer a personalised swim school experience, prior to commencing classes, would-be swimmers are invited to complete a short in-person assessment, to determine their comfort level and current aptitude with the water. From there, the most appropriate level in which to begin is determine.
This assessment takes only 5 minutes and can be completed Monday – Friday, between 3.30pm – 6.00pm with no appointment necessary, simply arrive and ask to speak to our swim school representative.
Please bring appropriate swimwear. All assessments are free of charge.
Our Learn to Swim program runs all year round and enrolments continue perpetually. Programs only break during the end of year holiday period and on public holidays. We automatically pause charges for public holidays. We communicate with our members via email notifying of any breaks to the program.
Below is a description of each of the LTS program levels, dependent on age and ability level. Unsure which category you or your child might fit into? Don’t worry – the initial assessment will provide guidance on where your swim journey will start.
(Ages 6 – 36mths)
Length of Class: 30mins
This level is for babies and toddlers who develop their swimming skills fast but are still dependent on their parent, particularly those that might experience separation anxiety when left in the class without their parents in the water.In this level the focus is on building the relationship between your child and the instructor and gradually getting parents out of the water. The focus is on making pool time fun and enjoyable for your child, whilst learning valuable skills that will keep them safe.
(Under 5 years)
The following details the six-level process our dedicated teachers utilise when engaging your child in learning how to swim. Some children will move through levels faster than others and that’s ok, we will tailor their development journey to suit their needs.