Swimming programs for all

Our Swim School programs cater for all ages from infant to adults.  Following the Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive program, we teach all levels from water familiarity and basic survival skills through to advanced stroke correction.

We have a range of options for busy families. Our programs during the school term provide lessons once a week.  Or our Intensive Programs during January see students thrive with a daily lesson for the six day program.

Our unique environment and shallow learn to swim pool, provides the opportunity for free play following any lesson reinforcing skills, improving water confidence and delivering faster progression.

Our Programs

Our qualified and experienced team deliver a full range of swimming programs throughout the summer months.  


Weekly Swimming Programs

For all ages and abilities, offering one 30min lesson each week. Our Term program provides lessons for all ages and abilities on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings during Terms 4 & 1.

Holiday Intensive Programs

Throughout January our intensive programs offer 30minutes lessons each morning for six consecutive days. Building confidence and ability – a great way to spend the summer holidays.

Adult Programs

We offer three levels in our adult programs delivered in both our Term and Holiday Intensive Programs.  Perfect for anyone from the complete beginner to someone wanting to improve their style and efficiency.

Infant Lessons

Lessons for 18 months to 3 years. Teaching water confidence and the foundations of learning to swim accompanied by a caregiver for a 30 minute lesson. Available during most programs and now on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Bronze Star Courses

For 10+ years who can swim 300m continuously. Our Bronze Star course is aimed at developing skills and knowledge of safe water rescue and survival in preparation for the Bronze Medallion. The Bronze Star course will be run in Holiday Intensive Program 2 and 4.

Private lessons

If you feel you or your child would benefit from one on one attention, we offer a limited number of private lessons during all of our programs. Our swim school coordinators can provide more information.

Swim school opening hours

Our swim school office is currently not open.  Please email us swimschool@dicksonaquatic.com.au with any enquiries.


Dickson Aquatic Centre is proud to promote life saving skills in all of our programs.  Our fully qualified swim instructors follow the Royal Life Saving Society’s Swim and Survive Program.

Swim and Survive is a fun and dynamic swimming and water safety program that focuses on the development of swimming, personal survival, basic rescue and lifesaving skills. Swim and Survive aims to provide individuals with the required skills to lead safe and active lives in, on and around water.

No matter the level of experience, Swim and Survive is inclusive for everyone at any ability to learn these essential skills.

The comprehensive and balanced curriculum will guide learning through progressive steps, providing an opportunity to grasp the fundamental skills through to advancing to more challenging skills increasing in endurance and complexity.

For more information regarding the Swim and Survive Program ask our swim school team or go the Royal Life Saving Society website.

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