Learn To Swim - Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre

Learn To Swim

 

A conscious decision to teach your child or yourself to swim is one of the most important decisions you will make in LIFE

The Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre Swim School offers quality aquatic education for all ages and abilities. Classes take place in our two clean and well maintained purpose built program pools, heated to 31 degrees celsius.

Lessons are offered year round in the mornings, afternoons and on weekends. All instructors are Austswim qualified, CPR certified, with mandatory Working With Children checks. 

Our instructors are caring and are committed to attendance, ongoing training and development. They provide tailored lessons in a professional, happy and safe learning environment.

Our new small early learning classes (3 children max.) ensure that children who are nervous with no previous water experience have the opportunity to develop at their own pace. These unique classes will be limited due to the trial period this Spring.

Later levels are carefully designed to focus on stroke development  in combination with safety skills.

Your child's progress is regularly monitored by our deck supervisors and their achievements can be tracked at any time via our unique parent portal.

Convenient and easy online enrolment is available from term to term once established in our program.

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Enrolment
Enrolment details for new and current customers.
New mushroom pool at LPAC
Information for Term 4
Term 4 Information for Learn to Swim Program and Holiday Intensive Programs
New pool at LPAC
Calendar and Enrolment Dates
Key enrolment dates and times for all Learn to Swim programs, Term 4, 2017
Learn to Swim timetables
Learn to Swim Timetables
Term 4 2017 - 7 days a week program
Squad timetable
Squad Timetable
Find times and sessions for our various squad programs.
Water Awareness Infants
Water awareness for infants
Infants and pre-school program to help become familiar with the water and develop water confidence.
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Toddlers and school age children
8 levels of learn to swim classes specifically tailored for all ages and abilities
Adult programs
Adult Programs
Focusing on the basic principles of freestyle. Other strokes can be explored and developed.
Squad
Squads
A range of programs including Mini, Development, Challenge, Teen-Fit, Competitive with Silver, Gold Performance levels, Adult and Adult Swim-Fit.
School Swimming
School Swimming Program
Programs run once a week over a 7, 8 or 9 week period in terms 1 and 4.
Holiday Intensive
Holiday Intensive Programs
Holiday classes to consolidate swimming skills learnt during term.
Special Needs
Special Needs
One on one lessons available six days per week for children and adults.
Swimming club
Swimming Club
A family friendly swimming club and excellent place to start your child in competitive swimming.
Swim School News
Swim School Policy and News
Swim School Policy and News

LEVEL Structure

The School is divided into 9 levels of learn to swim and seven squad levels.

A participant will progress through each level by achieving specific skills, and are encouraged to progress steadily at their own pace. Children are graded weekly.

Parents/carers are welcome to discuss the progress of their child in our dedicated Feedback Week (week 6 of term)

WaterBabe (6-16 months) – Parent/Child
Class Ratios 7:1

This level is designed to assist infants and their parents to become familiar with the water and develop water confidence. Through participating in a range of safe and enjoyable activities, a parent or carer shares a special time interacting with their baby in the water.

WaterTot (16-30+ months) – Parent/Child
Class Ratios 7:1

Water confidence, awareness and elementary swimming skills are revised and built upon. Lessons are based around establishing patterns through repetition, with activities chosen to match suitability of the group’s skill level and age appropriateness.

Early Tadpoles (30-36 months) - Parent/Child - working towards independence
Class Ratios 4:1

This class is designed to bridge the gap between WaterTots and Tadpoles, readying the infant for lessons independent from the parent/carer. Classes focus on minimising the level of involvement from the parent/carer over the course of time in this level. This level is only offered to infants who have progressed from WaterTot.

Ducklings

Class ratio 3:1

This class is specifically tailored for learn to swim beginners between the age of 3-4 years with no water familiarity. Children progress at their readiness and practice introductory skills skills such safe water entries, floats, correct kick patterns working towards self submersion and the beginnings of breath control.

Tadpoles
Class Ratios 4:1

This class introduces the child to their first level of swimming education without the parent or carer. Elementary swimming skills such as breath contol, kicking and paddling are taught as well as safety skills safe entries and exits.

Frogs
Class Ratios 5:1

With water safety and elementary skills firmly in place, this class focuses on introducing a streamlined position, developing into basic freestyle arms over a distance of 5m. Backstroke kicking skills are also established. Frogs will also be introduced to various types of floating and rotations which will aid body position in future levels.

Dolphins
Class Ratios 5:1

Basic freestyle is refined and the first stages of teaching side breathing are added over a distance of 15m. Elementary backstroke is introduced combining arm action and breathing with the already mastered back kick. Dolphin kick is taught as are sitting dives. Many intermediate safety skills are introduced, aimed at individual survival.

Swordfish Beginner/Intermediate
Class Ratios 6:1

The combination of side breathing, freestyle arms and flutter kick are coordinated to produce freestyle with bilateral breathing. Swimming distance is increased to 20m for freestyle and backstroke and elementary breaststroke kicking is demonstrated. Elementary drills are utilised to refine technique.To complete this level children are working toward 40m of consistent bilateral breathing, backstroke and effective breaststroke kick on their back. Advanced safety skills are introduced.

Marlins
Class Ratios 7:1

This level aims to refine freestyle and backstroke technique, while increasing the swimmer’s stamina over longer distances (60m). Breaststroke arms are taught independent of kick. Much of the safety is taken outdoors to continue the challenge for swimmers in this level.

Sharks
Class Ratios 8:1

This is the advanced stroke correction class. Freestyle endurance is continued and extended to 200m, backstroke to 80m. Breaststroke kick is combined with arms to form the whole stroke. Whole stroke butterfly is introduced for the first time. Advanced skills such as diving, streamlining and tumbleturns are taught. Sharks safety week takes on an endurance focus with survival and rescue sequences attempted by students.