Please note limited hydro pool and lap lane availability M-F mid morning. Details.

Please note limited hydro pool and lap lane availability M-F mid morning. Details.

Classes

​Swimming lesson classes are split into 12 levels. Use the filter below to display relevant levels, or use the Class Self Assessment tool to find out which level is best suited. View the Live Class Timetable​ to find a suitable day and time.

LIVE TIMETABLE

YMCA Swimming Lessons

Aqua Babies (FREE)

  • Build you child’s water confidence
  • Teach you how to hold & support your child in the water
  • Bond and engage with your child
  • Develop your child’s coordination, muscle strength and motor skills
  • Develop fundamental movement skills
  • Stimulate the senses to create new learning

*See Aqua Babies page for details and enrolment.

Age Range
3 - 5 months
Class Size
Up to 8

Starfish

Starfish
  • Parent in water with child
  • Water familiarisation
  • Introduction to submersion
  • Reaching & grasping for safety
  • Buoyancy and floatation activities
  • Foundations in arm & leg movement

* Subject to availability. If not offered at your local Y, please book into Periwinkle.

Age Range
6 - 12 months
Class Size
Up to 8

Periwinkle

Periwinkle
  • Parent in water with child
  • Increasing water confidence
  • Foundations in aquatic skills
  • Entries and return to safety
  • Supported front and back float
  • Submersion confidence
  • Front & back basic kick
Age Range
1 - 2 years
Class Size
Up to 8

Minnow

Minnow
  • Parent in water with child
  • Independently jump and return to edge
  • Paddle and kick
  • Kicking on front and back
  • Reaching and grasping for safety
  • Independent submersion with bubbles
  • Unaided floating
Age Range
2+ years
Class Size
Up to 8

Tadpole

Tadpole
  • Water familiarisation
  • Independent submersion with bubbles
  • Aided jump entry & return to edge
  • Aided float on front & back
  • Torpedo for 3m
  • Foundations in arm & leg movement
Age Range
3+ years
Class Size
Up to 4

Goldfish

Goldfish
  • Building on aquatic confidence
  • Independent back & front float
  • Extended breath control
  • 5m Freestyle & backstroke basics
  • Jump entry & return to edge
  • Rescue experience
Age Range
3+ years
Class Size
Up to 4

Octopus

Octopus
  • Jump entry & return to edge
  • Independent front float and back float
  • Paddle & kick for 3 metres
  • Torpedo for 3 metres
  • Kicking on back unaided for 3 metres
  • Introduction to freestyle arm & backstroke
  • Treading water
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 4

Sardine

Sardine
  • Jump entries & recover to safety.
  • Duck dive and recover an object
  • Torpedo for 5m
  • Kicking on back unaided for 5m
  • Introductory freestyle & backstroke 5m
  • Introductory whip kick
  • Foundational sculling & treading water
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 5

Turtle

Turtle
  • Seated Dive
  • Underwater push & glides
  • Back streamline push & glide
  • 8m Freestyle and backstroke
  • Breaststroke kick with aid for 5m
  • Survival backstroke kick with aid for 5m
  • Basic sculling
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 5

Salmon

Salmon
  • Crouch diving
  • Step in & compact entries
  • Perform a forward somersault
  • Freestyle & backstroke 12m
  • Survival backstroke 12m
  • Breaststroke kick with breathing
  • Dolphin kick for 5m
  • Head first sculling
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 5

Tuna

Tuna
  • Stride entries
  • Freestyle & backstroke 25m
  • Survival backstroke 25m
  • Breaststroke 25m
  • Dolphin kick 12m
  • Performance skills: pace clock, tumble turns, egg-beater kick
  • Shallow diving
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 6

Dolphin

Dolphin
  • Freestyle & backstroke 50m
  • Breaststroke 50m
  • Butterfly 15m
  • Sidestroke kick
  • 20 minute endurance swim award
  • Performance skills: backstroke starts, complex tumble turns, racing dives and water polo basics, survival sequences, wearing clothing and using life jackets
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 7

Shark

Shark
  • Freestyle, Backstroke 100m
  • Breaststroke 100m
  • Sidestroke for 25m
  • Butterfly for 25m
  • 20-minute endurance swim award
  • Performance skills: Individual medley swimming, pace clock interval training, touch turns, water polo ball skills, Survival sequences including basic emergency response
Age Range
5+ years
Class Size
Up to 8