In the preschool swimming program, children learn to become more independent in the water and begin to develop important water survival skills.

Children will learn skills in:

  • body orientation
  • propulsion and submersion
  • basic stroke development
  • personal and water safety.

Our swimming teachers

Our teachers hold nationally accredited swimming teacher and water safety certificates. They have current CPR and first aid certificates, and have training in safeguarding children and young people.

Program levels

Teachers assess and progress children through the program levels, based on their individual ability.

Level Description

Tadpole


Ages: 3 - 5 years
Class size: 4 students

  • Push and glide with bubbles
  • Independent submersion with bubbles
  • Aided jump entry and return to edge
  • Extended arm paddle
  • Aided kick on front and back
  • Aided treading water
  • Torpedo 3 metres

Goldfish


Ages: 3 - 5 years
Class size: 5 students

  • Jump entry and return to edge
  • Independent rollover
  • Recover object from chest-deep water
  • Introductory whip kick
  • Freestyle and backstroke arms
  • Tread water for 15 seconds

Flying fish


Ages: 3 - 5 years
Class size: 5 students

  • Step in entry and recover
  • Freestyle and backstroke 10 metres
  • Introduction to breaststroke, survival backstroke and butterfly kick
  • Duck dive, swim underwater and recover an object
  • Throw a buoyant aid and direct a partner to safety

Swimming Lesson Information

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  • Enrolment
    Feel free to come into the centre and speak to one of our customer service officers, or call the centre to determine the right level for you or your child’s lessons.

    For more information, or to register your interest in swimming lessons, fill in the enrolment form on this page and one of our friendly customer service team will be in touch. 
  • Fees
    Fees are paid fortnightly by direct debit. No lock-in contracts. 14 days written notice are required to cancel.

      Fee per lesson Fortnightly Direct Debit 
    Standard Rate   $19.00  $35.10

    Start-up Fee $30 per child

    Not applicable if enrolled at a Boroondara Leisure and Aquatic Facility less than six months ago

       

    Fees effective 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020. All centre fees and charges undergo an annual pricing review

    Payment Rationale

    The cost of 48 program weeks is divided evenly over 52 weeks (26 fortnightly direct debit payments).

    $19.00 per lesson x 48 weeks / 26 fortnights = $35.10 per fortnight.

    Debits therefore occur beyond the program dates. The intent behind the 26 fortnightly debits per year is to minimise the cost impact to families by reducing the value of each debit.

  • Program and Safety Requirements

    Infant and Preschool lessons

    • Babies must be at least 6 months old
    • Children in nappies must wear aqua nappies that are tight fitting around the thighs (you can buy them in centre)
    • Parents should bring bathers during the first few lessons, in case the child gets upset and needs support in the water

    All child lessons

    • Bring bathers, towel, goggles (recommended, but not required) and dry clothes
    • Come to the edge of the pool at the start of the lesson and directly hand over your child to the teacher
    • Watch the lesson (Preschool classes)
    • Stay as close as possible to the lesson (for example, by sitting in the chairs around the pool)
    • Come to the edge of the pool at the end of the lesson and collect your child
    • Photos are only allowed in the pool area with prior arrangement (never in the change room area). See our FAQs page for more information.

    To provide a safe environment for your child, parents/carers must stay in the pool with infants for the whole lesson.

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