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Kids Lessons

Our Kids Learn to Swim Programme is for children 3 years and up and consists of 7 levels from Beginners to Junior Squad. 

We do NOT strap any flotation devices to students - all skills described are done WITHOUT assistance. 

Classes are skill based (but generally follow ages groups below) and children should be able to do the following as a minimum requirement to join these levels:


Beginners - Will not submerge and/or cannot hold a float - 2.5 – 5 years

Paddlers - Can paddle at least 3 metres independently on top of the water - 2.5 – 6 years

Strokes 1 - Able to do 4-6 strokes getting their arms out of the water - 4.5 – 8 years

Strokes 2 - Able to do side breathing in front crawl and swim non stop for at least 10 metres - 6 – 9 years

Strokes 3 - Able to swim at least 25 metres non stop in front crawl, backstrokes and breaststroke - 7 – 11 years


Junior Squad - Able to swim at least 50 metres non stop in front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke - 8 – 13 years


If they fall far out of these age ranges, private lessons would be better until they catch up.

Students can be promoted to the next level when they are able consistently and competently achieve the listed skills. Or upon the coach’s discretion.

Children go to classes alone

This is the fastest and easiest way for the child to learn to trust their coach and subsequently to learn how to swim. When the guardian is there, the child is more likely to refuse instructions from any adult. For children not yet used to taking lessons, we respectfully ask the guardian to be out of sight.


If you are not comfortable with this arrangement, please do consider joining our Tots 2 class or arrange for private lessons where you can accompany your child.

Some things to note:

  • Classes are generally held in the public area of the swimming pool unless otherwise indicated

  • You must come to the pool side to find us

Related Guides:


We generally run fixed courses during term time. Outside of term time we may run Holiday Courses as well as Drop In Classes. See table below for term times


Should we have any available spaces we will allow Drop In students.


Courses can be joined during the registration period only. If you miss this period, please subscribe to the mailing list to be informed of the next enrolment; and you can join the Drop In Classes in the meantime.

Term Name
Term Dates
New Year
8 Jan - 8 Feb
19 Feb - 22 Mar
Summer 1
8 Apr - 17 May

Scheduled Classes Nov - Dec

Registration for scheduled classes is now closed. You may still participate in our lessons via our Drop In system - Please book directly HERE (under Drop In Classes)

Nothing to book right now. Check back soon.

Private Lessons

Contact us using the form in the footer for private lessons or private group lessons.


Please let us know: what you would like to work on; your available days/times; location you would like to do lessons.

We allow 2 students for private lessons. Best if they are of a similar level.

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