Address: 1 Elizabeth St, Diamond Creek VIC 3089
Phone: (03) 9438 1883

In this program, the focus is on physical, intellectual and personal development. Children establish a lifelong appreciation for safe activity in the water, and learn vital survival skills not just for the pool but for rivers, lakes and the ocean.

Children will learn to:

  • develop and refine swimming strokes
  • cooperate with and respect others in an aquatic environment
  • make safe and sensible decisions and solve problems in and around water.

Our swimming teachers

All of 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
Octopus
(5+ years)
Class size: 5
  • Push and glide
  • Kick on front and back with aid 5 metres
  • Paddle and kick
  • Torpedo 3 metres
  • Treading water
Sardine
(5+ years)
Class size: 6
  • Jump entry into deep water and recover
  • Kick on front with aid and side breathing 10 metres
  • Kick on back 10 metres
  • Backstroke, freestyle and torpedo 5 metres
  • Float, scull and tread water for 30 seconds and signal for help
  • Duck dive
Salmon
(5+ years)
Class size: 6
  • Seated dive
  • Step in entry and recover
  • Freestyle and backstroke 12 metres
  • Survival backstroke with aid 5 metres
  • Breaststroke kick with aid 5 metres
  • Float, scull and tread water for 1 minute and signal for help
  • Duck dive, swim underwater for 3 metres and recover object
Tuna
(5+ years)
Class size: 6
  • Stride entry
  • Freestyle and backstroke 25 metres
  • Survival backstroke 25 metres
  • Breaststroke kick with breath 12 metres
  • Forward somersault
  • Crouch dive
Dolphin
(5+ years)
Class size: 7
  • Compact jump
  • Freestyle and backstroke 50 metres
  • Survival backstroke and breaststroke 25 metres
  • Tumble turn
  • Dolphin kick and sidestroke 12 metres
  • Shallow dive
Shark
(5+ years)
Class size: 8
  • Feet first surface dive
  • Freestyle and backstroke 100 metres
  • Survival backstroke and breaststroke 50 metres
  • Butterfly 15 metres
  • Sidestroke 25 metres
  • Using combination of strokes 400 metre swim
  • Clothed swim, flat, scull and tread water for 5 minutes, remove clothes and swim for 5 minutes
Teen Swim
(12+ years)
Class size: 6
Class duration: 1 hour
  • For teens who have not had formal swimming lessons during their primary school years
  • Provides an introduction to swimming through to any level
  • Focuses on building confidence in the water
  • Buoyancy and flotation techniques, kicking
  • Introduction to strokes and refinement of technique
  • Focuses on improving swimming distance
Pre-club
(12+ years)
Class size: 8
Class duration: 1 hour
  • For teens who are confident in the water and want to swim, but don’t want to start squad
  • Fun, non-competitive class environment
  • Continues to improve swimming technique
  • Prepares students for squad and competitive swimming
  • (Students must have completed Shark level, or equivalent, to participate in this class)
Aqua-Guard
(12+ years)
Class duration: 1 hour
  • Suitable for confident swimmers who have passed all the levels but don’t want to swim competitively
  • Aims to develop students’ knowledge of safe water rescue and survival
  • Builds students’ skills for future employment in the aquatic industry
  • Develops water skills, water safety, knowledge and how to carry out aquatic rescues
  • Provides a fun and dynamic learning environment
  • Goal of achieving Bronze Medallion

 

Swimming Lessons 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 on (03) 9438 1883 to determine the right level for your child’s lessons.

    For more information, or to register your interest in swimming lessons, fill out in the enquiry form on this page and one of our friendly customer service team will be in touch. 
  • Fees
    Fees are paid upfront for the complete summer season of swimming lessons. 
    Summer lessons per student  $18.00 per lesson 

  • Program and Safety Requirements

    Preschool lessons

    • 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
    • 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.

  • Watch Around Water policy

    Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult, and children younger than five require an adult within arm’s reach. All parents, guardians and carers must comply with our Watch Around Water policy. 

    Adults must be over the age of 17 to supervise children and can supervise a maximum of 2 children under 6 y.o. and 4 children ages from 6-12 y.o.

    Ratios:

    Children under five One adult to a max of two children
    Children five to 10 One adult to a max of four children

For more information see our Swimming Lessons FAQ page

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