Key Information

What to bring to Swimming Lessons

  • Approved swimming attire
  • Towel
  • Swimming cap - (not compulsory but advisable) can be purchased from the swim school office
  • Hair bands for students with long hair
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear to leave the Centre
  • Children 3 years and under are required to wear an aqua nappy at all times

Swim School Entry Passes

  • Following receipt of full payment, an electronic entry card for both student (pink) and carer (purple) will be issued 
  • Maximum two purple cards allocated per family  
  • Cards allow entry via electronic entry gates up to approx one hour prior to scheduled lesson
  • If running late, present your cards to the Service Desk Staff as cards will not work 
  • Cards only allow entry for your scheduled lesson.  Additional attendance throughout the day/week requires payment
  • Additional swimmers/spectators are required to pay general entry
  • Lost/stolen cards are the responsibility of the card holder, a $5 fee will be charged for a replacement card

Medical Considerations

  • Inform the Swim School Office of any medical considerations that the student may have. This information is important to the instructor to be aware of the safety of yourself and others

Hygiene

We endorse the NSW Health guidelines - Clean Pools for Healthy Swimming.  To ensure that you and your families enjoy your time swimming at the Centre, please follow these guidelines:

  • Make sure children use the toilet before entering the pool and wear tight-fitting waterproof pants and approved swimming nappies at all times
  • Change nappies regularly – not beside the pool but in the change rooms
  • After changing nappies, dispose of waste in the bins provided and wash hands thoroughly with soap
  • If you have experienced diarrhoea in the past two weeks please do not go in the pool

Progression

  • The rolling program allows students to progress through the levels at their own pace. Students won’t have to wait until the end of the term to be reviewed, once the criteria is met, the student can move up
  • Each level has a checklist of skills that must be accomplished in order to progress to the next level. It is up to the Swim School Officer to whether all the skills have been achieved to a satisfactory standard
  • Learning to swim is a long and ongoing process and can be, for many, a difficult skill to accomplish. Some students will remain on a plateau, while others progress in leaps and bounds. Breathing coordination is especially difficult to master and may take some time. Please remain patient - our teachers shall do their best to make progress as rapid as possible
  • If you are concerned about your grading please see the Swim School office. A re-evaluation within the term cannot be guaranteed due to the number of assessments, but we will do our best to accommodate you

Safety Hints

  • Constant supervision of children is an adult’s responsibility
  • Never swim alone
  • Never leave a child unattended near water. These places include the bath, a pool or even a bucket of water
  • Keep the gate closed at all times in a backyard pool
  • Do not leave objects around a pool fence that children may use to climb over it
  • Do not leave toys in the water that may attract a child to retrieve it
  • Always check conditions such as depth before entering the water
  • A resuscitation chart should be displayed close to your pool
  • It is advisable for all parents to have knowledge of resuscitation procedures
  • Teach your child a healthy respect for the water
  • Never swim while under the influence of intoxicating substances
  • Remember it only takes 2 minutes to drown
  • Dial 000 for emergency assistance