Facilities / Swim School

Our team of Learn to Swim Teachers and Swimming Coaches strive to make every lesson fun, but most importantly to be continually progressing your child in accordance with our course structure, based on Swim and Survive from Royal Life Saving Society (Australia).

Swim School

Swim School Features

Swim School

The Annette Kellerman swim school operates lessons 7 days a week, running a continuous 48 week program commencing on 9th of January 2017 - 17th December 2017. Lesson are of 30 minute duration and you are required to complete a minimum of 16 weeks, commencing the week you enrol. Lesson will run as normal unless otherwise notified. For further information please CLICK HERE or contact our swim school staff on (02) 9565 1906.

NOTE: If your child is 3years or older they will require a FREE swimming assessment. Assessment times are: Monday - Thursday at 6pm & Saturdays at 12.30pm. For further information please see broucher in "Downloads" at the bottom of the page


*Please direct any enquires regarding make up lessons or notifying your child's absence from a class to makeuplesson@akac.com.au.*


Wonder Classes (6months to 3years)

These classes provide the perfect introduction to swimming and water safety. Activities include submerging, floating, jumping, turning and holding, water movement and water play to name a few. With a fun focus of development and social bonding with other participants as both bub and parent enjoy the lesson

Courage Classes (3years to school aged)

Courage classes focus on water safety skills including climbing out of the pool, Resurfacing and floating. Lessons are held in the program pool.

School Age Active D1-Active 5 (School aged beginner to pre-squad)

Active D1 - Active 3 lessons provide a balance of survival skills and endurance teaching participants each stroke to increase their swimming strength and confidence.  Active 4- 5 lessons provide a balance of stroke correction, endurance and survival skills. Majority of lessons are held in the main pool.

Next Progression:  CLICK HERE for Squads



Please enquiry about availability for the SWIM CHAMPS program at the Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre by coming in and speaking with our friendly staff at the swim school desk.




 Absolute beginner with little or no experience of moving through the water independently.


  • Dog paddle independently
  • Back and front floating
  • Kicking and breathing skills
  • Sculling and propulsion
  • Introduction of freestyle and backstroke
  • Becoming water confident 


 Able to swim approx. 25 metres or more of basic freestyle introducing more technique and endurance based skills.


  • Development of freestyle
  • Development of backstroke
  • Introduction of breaststroke
  • Development of kick and breathing
  • Timing and coordination
  • Gaining water confidence



 Can swim at least 50 metres consistently of freestyle and backstroke whilst having the basic skills of breaststroke.


  • Further development of breaststroke
  • Increasing freestyle endurance
  • Pathway to beginner squad
  • Further development of breathing skills
  • Introduction of Butterfly 
Swim School Enrolment Enquiry