Learn to Swim

Our Learn to Swim program provides continual learning for our students all year round. Lessons are conducted 47 weeks of the year to allow for consistent learning and to provide students with the opportunity to progress through levels at a faster rate. We are an Austswim Recognised Swim Centre, with all our instructors holding Austswim accreditation, giving you peace of mind that your child will receive high quality aquatic education.

Classes are held in the kids’ pool zone. This pool contains an integrated wheelchair accessible ramp to support access for all patrons.

Catering to children of all ages and abilities, Learn to Swim classes are conducted for infants and pre-school children right through to teenage and adult programs.


New enrolments to the program are currently closed due to our classes reaching capacity. If you would like to be added to our waitlist for new students, please email us at or call us on 8366 9350. Our waitlist is capped at 30 names per level. 


By enrolling in the Learn to Swim program, students gain unrestricted access to the aquatic facilities, excluding during No Lesson Periods. Learn to Swim membership includes the following benefits: 

  • Weekly lessons
  • Unlimited access for student to aquatic area to practice skills
  • Convenience of fortnightly direct debit payments
  • 2 weeks free suspension of membership each calendar year.

Children's Lessons

Parent/Toddler Lessons and Preschool Lessons are available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, as well as Monday and Thursday afternoons.

School Aged Lessons are available on weekday afternoons and Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Class Name Lesson Fee* Lesson Length
Learn to Swim $18.00 30 minutes (unless otherwise stated)

* Prices valid for 2017/2018 financial year.

Adult & Private Lessons

Adult Lessons and private lessons are available on request. Minimum booking of 4 lessons is required for adult lessons. There is no minimum for private lessons.

Class Name Lesson Fee* Lesson Length
Adult Lessons $21.00 30 Minutes
Private Lesson - One on One $42.50  30 Minutes 
Private Lesson - Two on One  $62.50  30 Minutes 

* Prices valid for 2017/2018 financial year.

Health Fund Rebates

You may be able to claim back a portion of Learn to Swim expenses through Bupa and HCF health funds. Please contact your health fund for further information.


Initial Class Placement and Assessments

Children aged 6 months to 3 years will be placed into classes by age group. Children aged 3 years and older will be placed into classes by ability. If your child is 5 years old or over, your child will receive a FREE assessment if required prior to booking into a class to ensure they are placed in the correct level for their ability.

Ongoing Assessment, Student Progression and Certificates

Your child’s progression is monitored by their instructor and the Learn to Swim Team Supervisors. Children will be given a certificate and progressed to the next class when they have satisfactorily completed the aims of their class, regardless of the current week of the year (subject to space availability).

If you have any queries about your child’s progression, please don’t hesitate to contact the Learn to Swim Team Supervisor during lesson times on pool deck.


  • Monday 17 December 2018 - Sunday 13 January 2019
  • Thursday 29 March 2018 - Wednesday 4 April 2018

There are no lessons held on public holidays. Fortnightly payments will be automatically reduced for lessons falling on a public holiday.


Each student enrolled in the ARC Learn to Swim program is entitled to a maximum of nine (9) makeup lessons per calendar year. To be eligible for makeup lessons, you must notify The ARC of the student’s absence a minimum of one hour before scheduled lesson commencement time for AM classes and a minimum of two hours before the scheduled lesson commencement time for PM classes. You can notify us via the online customer portal, by phone, by email at or in person at the reception desk. Please note, if the ARC receives less than the required notice the student will not be entitled to a makeup lesson.

  • Makeup lessons must be used within 10 weeks of the initial scheduled lesson.
  • Makeup lessons are subject to class availability and we cannot guarantee the same instructor.
  • Missed makeup lessons cannot be rebooked.
  • Makeup bookings can only be booked 7 days in advance.
  • Make up lessons must be used in the calendar year they are accrued.