Learn to Swim


We will be in touch with more detail about what our operations will look like in 2021/22. 

What we can tell you at this stage:

    • We will open on Monday 15 November 2021.
    • Regular Term 4 swim school programs will not operate.
    • Limited opportunities for private swimming lessons only will available between 15 November and 19 December 2021.
    • We are in the process of confirming details for SIX Holiday Intensive Programs throughout December and January. 
    • Our swim school has a new and exciting way to book and track your swimmers’ progress.
    • We do have some new things to show you when we do re-open! Our younger swimmers will be particularly excited. 
    • We will be launching our brand new ap giving you a way to manage everything from your membership to buying coffee on your phone.

We will be in touch with you again as soon as we have more detail.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Team DAC

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.  Due to the delayed re-opening of the Dickson Aqautic Centre in 2021, our regular Term 4 swimming lessons will not be available. We will be offering Private Swimming lessons from our opening through to the 19 December 2021. We then hope to resume our Holiday Intensive Programs and Term 1 lessons. 

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.


Swim and Survive

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.  This focuses on survival skills while recognising the importance of learning correct swimming technique.

Participants have the opportunity to progress through the Swim and Survive levels as they achieve each set of competencies.

For more information regarding the Swim and Survive Program ask our swim school team or go to www.swimandsurvive.com.au.

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