Children's swimming lessons

Our swimming lessons focus on safety first, with particular attention focused on teaching techniques that may one day save a life.

Active Moreland programs runs over 44 weeks throughout the year, designed to allow students to become more proficient and safe in and around the water. Swimming Lessons are held during the school term as well as 1 week during holiday period. There is no re-enrolment process as your booking is conveniently rolled over each term.

 

Swimming lessons terms and conditions (PDF 422Kb)

  • Infant swimming lessons

    Introduce your child to water in a playful and secure environment. A parent or carer supports the baby or toddler in the pool, which helps to build confidence and support the child's learning process.

    Children will learn to:

    • Be familiar with having water over their face and head
    • Control their breath and blow bubbles
    • Float, paddle and propel themselves
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    Starfish

    Age Range: 6 - 12 months

    Class size: 8:1

    • Parent/carer in water with child
    • Parent/carer water safety education 
    • Socialising with group activities 
    • Water exploration activities
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    Periwinkle

    Age Range: 1 - 2 years

    Class size: 8:1

    • Buoyancy and flotation activities with attempted movement towards a target, with and without aids
    • Parent/carer water safety education
    • Comfortable and confident in water 
    • Independently follows simple requests 
    • Comfortable and confident submersion on request
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    Minnow

    Age Range: 2 - 3 years

    Class size: 8:1

    • Buoyancy and flotation activities
    • Introduction to kicking and arm movement
    • Introduction to blowing bubbles
    • Deliberate movement towards a target

    Requirements for this program

    • Babies must be at least 6 months old
    • Children in nappies must wear aqua nappies that are tight fitting around the thighs (you can buy them in centre)
    • Bring bathers, towel, goggles (recommended but not required) and dry clothes
    • Photos are allowed in the pool (never in the change room area). Please respect others privacy and get their consent.

    Safety requirements

    • To provide a safe environment for your child, parents/carers must stay in the pool with infants for the entire lesson.
    • If your child is participating in general swimming outside their lesson time, you will need to ensure you are in the water with them during this time.
  • Pre-school swimming lessons

    Children learn to become more independent in the water and begin to develop important water survival skills.

    Children will learn skills in:

    • Body orientation
    • Propulsion and submersion
    • Basic stroke development
    • Personal and water safety
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    Tadpole

    Age Range: 3-5 years

    Class size: 5:1

    • Push and glide with bubbles 
    • Independent submersion with bubbles 
    • Aided jump entry and return to edge 
    • Extended arm paddle 
    • Aided kick on front and back 
    • Aided treading water 
    • Torpedo 3 metres
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    Goldfish

    Age Range: 3 - 5 years

    Class size: 5:1

    • Jump entry and return to edge 
    • Independent rollover 
    • Recover object from chest-deep water 
    • Torpedo 3 metres 
    • Freestyle and backstroke arms 
    • Tread water for 15 second
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    Flying Fish

    Age Range: 3-5 years

    Class size: 5

    • Step in entry and recover 
    • Freestyle and backstroke 10 metres
    • Introduction to breaststroke, survival backstroke and butterfly kick 
    • Duck dive, swim underwater for 3 metres and recover an object
    • Throw a buoyant aid and direct a partner to safety

    Requirements for this program:

    • Children in nappies must wear aqua nappies that are tight fitting around the thighs (you can buy them here)
    • Bring bathers, towel, goggles (recommended but not required) and dry clothes
    • Parents should bring bathers during the first few lessons, in case the child gets upset and needs support in the water
    • Photos are allowed in the pool (never in the change room area). Please respect others privacy and get their consent.

    Safety and handover requirements:

    To provide a safe environment for your child please:

    • 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
    • If your child is participating in general swimming outside their lesson time, you will need to ensure you are in the water with them during this time.
  • School-age swimming lessons

    This program focuses 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.
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    Octopus

    Age Range: 5+ years

    Class size: 5:1

    • Push and glide 
    • Kick on front and back with aid 5 metres 
    • Paddle and kick 
    • Torpedo 3 metres 
    • Treading water
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    Sardine

    Age Range: 5+ years

    Class size: 6:1

    • 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 
    • Seated dive
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    Salmon

    Age Range: 5+ years

    Class size: 6:1

    • 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
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    Tuna

    Age Range: 5+ years

    Class size: 6:1

    • Stride entry 
    • Freestyle and backstroke 25 metres 
    • Survival backstroke 12 metres 
    • Breaststroke kick with breath 12 metres 
    • Forward somersault 
    • Crouch dive 
    • Compact jump
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    Dolphin

    Age Range: 5+ years

    Class size: 7:1

    • Freestyle and backstroke 50 metres 
    • Survival backstroke and breaststroke 25 metres 
    • Tumble turn 
    • Dolphin kick 12 metres 
    • Shallow dive 
    • Feet first surface dive
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    Shark

    Age Range: 5+ years

    Class size: 8:1

    • Freestyle and backstroke 100 metres 
    • Survival backstroke and breaststroke 50 metres 
    • Butterfly 15 metres and Sidestroke 25 metres
    • Using combination of strokes 400 meter swim 
    • Clothed swim, flat, scull and tread water for 5 minutes, remove clothes and swim for 5 minutes

    Requirements for this program:

    • Bring bathers, towel, goggles (recommended but not required) and dry clothes
    • Photos are allowed in the pool (never in the change room area) please respect others' privacy and get their consent

    Safety and handover requirements:

    To provide a safe environment for your child under 10, you must:

    • 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 within viewing distance of the lesson, with no visual or physical barriers between you and the class
    • Come to the edge of the pool at the end of the lesson and collect your child
    • If your child is participating in general swimming outside their lesson time and is still under 5 years of age, you will need to ensure you are in the water with them during this time
    • For children 10 and older, you'll need to decide if your child needs a direct handover to or collection from the teacher. Base this on their swimming ability and general development.
2019 Swimming lesson term dates
  • Term 1: Monday 21 January to Sunday 14 April (12 weeks)
  • Term 2: Monday 22 April to Sunday 30 June (10 weeks)
  • Term 3: Monday 15 July to Sunday 29 September (11 weeks)
  • Term 4: Monday 7 October to Sunday 22 December (11 weeks)

No lessons will be held on public holidays.

Swim lessons member benefits

Direct debit swimming lessons members enjoy:

  • Unlimited access to your pool outside of lesson times
  • Access to Active Moreland's seasonal outdoor pools
  • Access to 8 make-up lessons per calendar year
  • Online parent portal “SwimDesk”, providing assessment results and child’s progress
  • No re-enrolment process.
  • Swimming Bookings online

Make up Lesson Policy

If you’re unable to make your regular lesson, you can book in for a make-up class pending availability. Each currently enrolled student is entitled to eight (8) make up classes per calendar year to use at your leisure.
Terms and conditions surrounding make up lessons are as follows:
  • Once all 8 make-up lasses are used no additional can be requested. Additionally, make-up lessons cannot be booked after a membership has been cancelled/the last lesson has been attended
  • If your regular class falls on a public holiday, you have the option of booking a make-up lesson in lieu of your regular lesson as a credit is not offered for public holidays
  • If you are unable to attend your regular lesson, you must notify usby phone prior to that start of that lesson so we can temporarily cancel you from that class on that particular day. This enables another student to book into that spot for a make-up lesson
  • Make-up lessons can only be booked within 7 days of the intended make-up class. For example: if you ring on a Monday to organise a make-up lesson, you can book in on that day (Monday) through until Sunday of the same week
  • If a make-up lesson is missed, the lesson is forfeited as make up lessons are unable to be cancelled and re-booked