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Kids Swimming Lessons

Fun, friendly and safe. Lessons for kids 6 months - 15 years in Joondalup.

Swim to win

To reward our swim students for staying motivated during the cooler months, for each swim lesson they attend across May, June & July they'll receive an entry into the monthly prize draws. Learn more.

Leisure Pool & Water Slide Availability

Please be aware that there is limited availability in our leisure pool and water slide. For more information please click here.

50m pool closed until further notice

The 50m pool is closed from 8 June 2023 until further notice. Read more here.

Specially designed kids programs to develop confident, capable swimmers.

From babies and toddlers to teenagers and beyond, our safe, fun and supportive environment is perfect for swimmers of all stages. With a focus on flexibility, our low class ratios ensure maximum learning.

Learn to swim at HBF Arena

  • Continuous program

  • Low class ratios ensuring maximum learning

  • Range of class times

  • Indoor heated pools

  • Track progress online

  • Free swim assessment available

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    Parent and baby


    Parent and Baby classes have recommenced. Places are still available in our Monday to Friday classes. Contact Swim School on 9300 7118 or via the form below for further information.

    6 months - 3 years

    Parent and baby classes will introduce your baby to the water in a gentle, safe and encouraging way. Parent participation is required for this class. You will be in the pool with your baby assisting them as they establish their enjoyment and confidence. 

    Parent and baby

    6 months - 3 years

    Our classes build water confidence and teach floating and basic swimming through group activities and water play. Parents must provide in-water supervision.

    Age groupings:

    • Parent & baby 1 (6m – 12m)
    • Parent & baby 2 (12m – 24m)
    • Parent & baby 3 (24m – 36m)

    Class duration
    30 mins

    Single class rate
    $16.00

    Children per class
    8

    Class times
    Monday - Friday
    9:00am - 11:30am

    Saturday

    8:00am  - 11.30am

     

     

    Pre-school


    Classes have recommenced. Please Contact Swim School on 9300 7118 or via the form below for further information.

    Pre-school

    3-5 years

    These classes are all about establishing children's familiarity of the water by practising paddle hands, leg kicks, floating and safe entry and exit from the water. As the class progresses, focus moves to unassisted skills and the development of water treading and the freestyle stroke. 

    Select a level to see more details

    • Pre-school Level 1

      Pre-school Level 1 - Beginner

      Children enrolled in our pre-school lessons develop their independence as they start to become more familiar in the water. Classes are centered on physical, social, emotional and cognitive development 

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $19.10
      Children per class 4

      Class times

      Monday - Friday
      9:00am - 11:30am & 3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Saturday
      8:00am - 11:30am

      Sunday
      8:30am - 11:30am

      What they learn in Pre-school Level 1

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Water safety sequence

        Confident entry and exit from water. Float for 10–15 secs with floatation aid.

      • Safe water entry and exit

      • Open eyes under water

        Identify object

      • Float or glide backward and recover

        10 sec float

        With no aid

      • Exhale in water

        Face in

      • Glide forward and recover

        Waist deep

        Streamlined hold for 5 secs

      • Submerge

        Waist deep

    • Pre-school Level 2

      Pre-school Level 2

      Students are confident submerging and going under water and will build on skills with minimal assistance and support from teachers. They will learn how to float independently, roll to take a breath and be introduced to freestyle arms with underwater reach and pull.

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $19.10
      Children per class 4

      Class times

      Monday - Friday
      9:00am - 11:30am & 3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Saturday
      8:00am - 11:30am

      Sunday
      8:30am - 11:30am

      What they learn in Pre-school Level 2

      Swim strokes

      • Freestyle

        Swim 5m

        Face submerged

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Glide forward and kick 3m

        Horizontal body position

        Face in. Streamline, torpedo, flutter kick

      • Scull and tread water

        Basic hand and leg action

      • Glide backward

        Kick for 3m and recover

        Arms by side

    • Pre-school Level 3

      Pre-school Level 3 - Preliminary

      This level focuses on building on strokes, introducing basic freestyle breathing, the breaststroke kick and dolphin kick.

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $19.10
      Children per class 4

      Class times

      Monday - Friday
      9:00am - 11:30am & 3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Saturday
      8:00am - 11:30am

      Sunday
      8:30am - 11:30am

      What they learn in Pre-school Level 3

      Swim strokes

      • Freestyle

        Swim 10m

        Breathing - with flutter kick, no catch up.

      • Breaststroke leg action

        Swim 5m

        On back (with board).

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Demonstrate survival sculling

        On back

      • Demonstrate forward roll

        Basic

      • Glide backward and kick 5m

        Waist deep

        Streamlined torpedo position with flutter kick.

      • Water safety sequence

        Glide and swim 10m

        Recover to upright position. Support body in upright position and signal distress.

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    School age


    Classes have recommenced. Contact Swim School on 9300 7118 or via the form below for further information.

    School age - Level 1 - 7

    6 - 15 years

    Classes focus on stroke technique across freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. Later stages introduce survival strokes, butterfly stroke and elements of competitive swimming including diving and endurance in preparation for squad levels. 

    Select a level to see more details

    • Level 1

      Level 1 - Beginner

      This beginner level is focused on water familiarisation and building confidence. Students will learn breath control, submersion, flotation and exploration of body position in the water.

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $19.10
      Children per class 6

      Class times

      Monday - Friday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Saturday
      8:00am - 11:30am

      Sunday
      8:30am - 11:30am

      What they learn in Level 1

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Exhale in water

        Face in

      • Safe water entry and exit

      • Open eyes under water

        Identify object

      • Submerge

        Waist deep

      • Float or glide backward and recover

        10 sec float

        Floatation aid acceptable

      • Glide forward and recover

        Waist deep

        Streamlined hold for 5 secs

      • Water safety sequence

        Confident entry and exit from water. Float for 10–15 secs with floatation aid.

    • Level 2

      Level 2 - Water Discovery

      Students are confident submerging and going under water and will build on skills with minimal assistance and support from teachers. They will learn how to float independently, roll to take a breath and be introduced to freestyle arms with underwater reach and pull.

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $19.10
      Children per class 6

      Class times

      Monday - Friday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Saturday
      8:00am - 11:30am

      Sunday
      8:30am - 11:30am

      What they learn in Level 2

      Swim strokes

      • Freestyle

        Swim 5m

        Face submerged

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Glide forward

        Kick 3m

        Horizontal body position. Face in. Streamline, torpedo, flutter kick.

      • Scull and tread water

        Basic hand and leg action

      • Water safety sequence

        Glide forward and recover to standing position. Float for 30 secs with floatation aid. Be pulled to safety.

      • Glide backward

        Kick for 3m and recover

        Arms by side

    • Level 3

      Level 3 - Preliminary

      This level focuses on building on strokes, introducing basic freestyle breathing, the breaststroke kick and dolphin kick.

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $19.10
      Children per class 6

      Class times

      Monday - Friday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Saturday
      8:00am - 11:30am

      Sunday
      8:30am - 11:30am

      What they learn in Level 3

      Swim strokes

      • Freestyle

        Swim 10m

        Breathing - with flutter kick, no catch up

      • Breaststroke leg action

        Swim 5m

        On back (with board)

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Demonstrate forward roll

        Basic

      • Glide backward and kick 5m

        Waist deep

        Streamlined torpedo position with flutter kick.

      • Demonstrate survival sculling

        On back

      • Water safety sequence

        Glide and swim 10m, recover to upright position. Support body in upright position and signal distress.

    • Level 4

      Level 4 - Water Awareness

      Classes focus on stroke technique across freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke.

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $19.10
      Children per class 6

      Class times

      Monday - Friday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Saturday
      8:00am - 11:30am

      Sunday
      8:30am - 11:30am

      What they learn in Level 4

      Swim strokes

      • Survival backstroke

        Swim 10m

        Below water arm recovery.

      • Breaststroke

        Swim 5m

        Basic

      • Freestyle

        Swim 15m

        Regular breathing - flutter kick, no catch up.

      • Backstroke

        Swim 10m

        With flutter kick and correct hand entry.

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Water safety sequence

        Swim and survival scull for 60 secs. Grasp object and be pulled to safety.

      • Recover an object

        Chest deep

        Minimum.

      • Swim in deep water

      • Scull headfirst on back

        Without leg action

    • Level 5

      Level 5 - Water Sense

      Classes focus on stroke technique across freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke and introduce learning to dive.

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $19.10
      Children per class 6

      Class times

      Monday - Thursday
      3:30pm - 6:00pm

      Friday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Saturday
      8:00am - 11:30am

      Sunday
      8:30am - 11:30am

       

      What they learn in Level 5

      Swim strokes

      • Backstroke

        Swim 15m

        Correct technique

      • Survival backstroke

        Swim 15m

        Symmetrical leg action.

      • Freestyle

        Swim 25m

        Correct technique.

      • Breaststroke

        Swim 15m

        Symmetrical leg action

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Demonstrate surface dive

        Shoulder deep

        Recover an object.

      • Water safety sequence

        Step in entry. Scull for 60 secs using survival and horizontal sculling, keeping face above water. Grasp thrown floatation aid and swim for 60 secs. Be pulled to safety.

    • Level 6

      Level 6 - Junior

      Classes focus on stroke technique across freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. This will introduce survival strokes and elements of competitive swimming including diving. 

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $19.10
      Children per class 6

      Class times

      Monday - Friday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Saturday
      8:00am - 11:30am

      Sunday
      8:30am - 11:30am

      What they learn in Level 6

      Swim strokes

      • Freestyle

        Swim 50m

        Correct technique.

      • Breaststroke

        Swim 25m

        Correct technique.

      • Backstroke

        Swim 25m

        Correct technique.

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Demonstrate dive entry

        Shoulder deep

      • Water safety sequence

        Dive entry into deep water. Rotation of tucked body keeping face above water. Swim slowly for 3 mins using 2 survival strokes. Grasp thrown aid and kick to safety.

    • Level 7

      Level 7 - Intermediate

      Classes focus on stroke technique across freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. This will introduce survival strokes and elements of competitive swimming including diving and endurance training. 

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $19.10
      Children per class 8

      Class times

      Monday - Friday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Saturday
      8:00am - 11:30am

      Sunday
      8:30am - 11:30am

      What they learn in Level 7

      Swim strokes

      • Swim 150m - continuous

        Correct technique

        Backstroke 25m, breaststroke 50m, freestyle 50m, survival backstroke 25m

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Water safety sequence

        Enter water using compact jump. Swim slowly for 4 mins using 2 survival strokes.

      • Scull feet first on back

        Sculling hand action

      • Demonstrate eggbeater kick

        Alternating leg action

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    Squads


    Squads have recommenced. Contact Swim School on 9300 7118 or via the form below for further information.

    Squads - Junior, Intermediate, Senior

    Have passed Level 7 (Kids up to 15 years)

    With Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels, our squad program is designed to refine technique, test endurance, increase fitness and advance current skills. These levels introduce butterfly, use of a pace clock, starts and turns with a competition focus. 

    Select a level to see more details

    • Junior Squad

      Junior Squad Swimming

      Continue to develop freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Learn the basis of dive starts, tumble turns and the use of a pace clock.

      Class duration 45 mins
      Single class rate $19.10
      Children per class 10

      Class times

      Mon
      4:00pm

      Wed
      3:30pm

      Tue, Thu, & Fri
      4:30pm

      Sat
      9:30am

      What they learn in Junior Squad

      Swim strokes

      • 4 x 50m kick

        At 2.00

      • Freestyle tumble turns

        Basic proficiency

      • 4 x 50m breaststroke

        At 1.30

      • Dive starts

        Basic proficiency

      • 4 x 50m backstroke

        At 1.30

      • 4 x 50m freestyle

        At 1.15

      • 25m butterfly

      Survival and safety techniques

      • During safety skills weeks

        Age appropriate

    • Intermediate Squad

      Squad Swimming - Intermediate

      Show competency in all four strokes. Introduction to breaststroke turns, breaststroke split stroke and backstroke turns. Swimmers are encouraged to swim twice per week to develop endurance and speed.

      Class duration 45 mins
      Single class rate $19.10
      Children per class 10

      Class times

      Mon
      3:30pm

      Wed
      4:15pm

      Fri
      3:45pm

      Sat
      10:15am

      What they learn in Intermediate Squad

      Swim strokes

      • 6 x 50m kick

        At 1.45

      • Backstroke turns

        Basic proficiency

      • Breaststroke open and split stroke turns

        Basic proficiency

      • 50m butterfly

      • 4 x 50m breaststroke

        At 1.20

      • 4 x 50m backstroke

        At 1.20

      • 4 x 100m freestyle

        At 2.30

      Survival and safety techniques

      • During safety skills weeks

        Age appropriate

    • Senior Squad

      Squad Swimming - Senior

      The main objective of this squad is stroke development and greater emphasis on improving endurance. The consolidation of more advanced skills and individual medley are introduced.

      Class duration 45 mins
      Single class rate $19.10
      Children per class 10

      Class times

      Fri
      4:30pm

      What they learn in Senior Squad

      Swim strokes

      • 4 x 100m backstroke

        At 2.20

      • 4 x 100m breaststroke

        At 2.20

      • 200m Individual Medley

        Continuous

      • Proficient in all turns

      • 4 x 100m freestyle

        At 2.10

      Survival and safety techniques

      • During safety skills weeks

        Age appropriate

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