Class Structure

15 Minute Private Lesson

Our swim school is one of the pioneers of the 15 minute private lesson, which we believe is the most effective way for children at the pre-side-breathing stage to develop confidence and competency in the water. Not only do they learn more quickly but our instructors are able to focus on technique at this all important stage. We are often complimented on the stroke technique shown by our students many years later.

Group Lessons

Group lessons are also available at the following Instructor : Child ratios:

  • 1:2 (Semi Private)
  • 1:4 (Beginner Stroke Development)
  • 1: 6 (Stroke Development)
  • 1 :8 (Advanced Stroke Development
  • 1:16 (Juniors) (or 1:24 with 2 instructors)

Ability Levels Guide

It can be very difficult placing children in the right groups via a phone, email or online booking. Ideally we like to assess each child prior to the start of a new term, however this is not always logistically possible. In order to assist us in placing your child in the level that will best suit them, please refer to the Levels below:

Private (P)

Recommended for swimmers not yet competent at side breathing in freestyle. Will be taught freestyle / some backstroke and a brief introduction to butterfly and breaststroke. We believe strongly that students master these skills at a faster rate than when taught in a group class.

15 Minute one on one lesson.  Cost: $18 / lesson.

Semi-Private (SP)

Ideal for those who are still at the Private level but could also benefit from the half hour in the pool. Not recommended for Under 3s due to safety issues. Children must be a good match with the fellow swimmer in order for either child to benefit from this class. For this reason we ask that you book this class if children within your family or friends are of a similar level and you can share this lesson.  If you do not have a friend/family member at the same level, we recommend a Private lesson (15 mins or 30 mins).

30 Minute one on two lesson.  Cost: $15 / lesson

Beginner Stroke Development (BSD)

Children at the Beginner Stroke Development level are able to kick a length of the pool on board and swim 25m freestyle. They will be learning all 4 strokes but not working the whole length of the pool.  Half lengths only.

30 Minute Class (Group of 4). $15 / lesson

Stroke Development (SD)

Those in the Stroke Development level are doing full length work.  They can swim all 4 strokes but need work on their technique.

30 Minute Class (Group of 6).  $15 / lesson.

Advanced Stroke Development (ASD)

This class is preparation for squad. We work on increasing endurance in all 4 strokes and provide an introduction to drills.

45 Minute Class (Group of 8).  $15 / lesson.


Can swim 50m of all 4 strokes and are able to endure a 1+ hour session of all lengths. Routine drills / skills. May be split into a beginners and juniors group within the squad.

75 minute class (Group of 24 with 2 instructors).  Cost: $15 per lesson.

*Discounted fees for available for multiple group lessons*