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Swim & Water Survival School


Ensuring children are safe in the water is our primary focus, but we want them to have fun while learning to swim.

  • Classes are held in pools warmed up to 32 degrees with different water depths so all ages and abilities can feel safe.
  • Book a FREE assessment of your child's swimming ability by ringing 6222 6999
  • Your child will progress based on the skills they develop and this can happen at any time
  • Kids can stay and play after class at no cost
  • Private lessons are available
  • Easy and free parking for 3 hours

Term Swim & Water Survival Program

  • Term 2 Monday 1 May 2017 – Saturday 9 July 2017
  • Term 3 Monday 24 July 2017 – Saturday 30 September 2017
  • Term 4 Monday 9 October 2017 – Saturday December 16 2017

Infant Swim & Water Survival Classes

For babies of 6 months to toddlers up to 3 years we build water confidence, teach swimming skills like floating and kicking, and start on swimming strokes. Preschool-age children are the most at risk of drowning so our fully qualified infant teachers also focus on teaching them how to react in an emergency fall-in situation. These lessons require you to join them and have some fun in the water.

30 minute classes - Monday to Friday from 9.30am.

School Age Swim & Water Survival Classes

Children aged from 3.5 years progress at their own pace through the seven levels of the program. We know that stroke development is important but our focus is very much on water safety and survival skills to help children be safe in and around the water. The program includes games to ensure that students enjoy their whole aquatic experience.

Monday to Friday 3.30pm - 6pm
Saturday 8.15am - 11.15am

School Holiday Swim & Water Survival Program

Intensive holiday programs are a great way to consolidate progress made during term or get an introduction to our Swim & Water Survival classes. Producing great results, our holiday program will give your child's swimming a boost.

During July 2017 the World Underwater Hockey Championships are being held in the Centre, with over 560 competitors expected to compete we are not able to conduct our school holiday intensive learn to swim program.   The program will be back in during the October school holidays.

Please email swimschool@hobartcity.com.au to register your interest.

Download the enrolment form below or call 6222 6999 for enquiries.

Carnival Preparation

Carnival prep is a fantastic opportunity for children to practice their dives, tumble turns, stroke technique and speed in preparation for upcoming swimming carnivals.   Our upcoming Carnival prep classes will be available soon. 


Enrolments are open all year round, please call 6222 6999 or email swimschool@hobartcity.com.au for enquiries.

Prior to enrolling in the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre’s Swim School, all children four years and above are required to attend a free assessment to determine the level of the child’s ability, allowing the child to be graded at the appropriate level. The assessment takes approximately 10 minutes and appointments can be made by contacting our customer service desk on 6222 6999

Enrolment Form




2016/17 Fees

2017/18 Fees

Levels Wonder 1 to Active  6



Active 7



Private/Adult Lesson



All student fees are payable in advance for the full term at the time of enrolment. Please view our fees and charges register for a full list of fees or phone 6222 6999.

More information

For more information, please speak to one of our Customer Service Officers on 6222 6999 or email us at: swimschool@hobartcity.com.au





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Customer Service Centre

16 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8.15am–5.15pm
Telephone (03) 6238 2711
Email coh@hobartcity.com.au

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001