Swim and Water Survival School

We want to make sure that children are safe in the water – but we also want them to have fun while learning to swim.

Benefits of our program

  • Classes are held in pools warmed up to 32 degrees with different water depths so all ages and abilities can feel safe.
  • 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.
  • There is easy and free parking for 3 hours.

Term Swim and Water Survival program

Our swim school has four terms throughout the year, each term operates the same as the Tasmanian school terms and includes breaks over the school holidays.   Students are required to enrol / re-enrol each term. 

  • Term 4: Monday 16 October – Saturday 16 December (Sunday 17 Dec - for Infant classes)

2018 Term Dates

Term 1 - Wednesday 7 February to Sunday 15 April

Term 2 - Monday 30 April to Sunday 7 July

Term 3 - Monday 23 July to Friday 30 September

Term 4 - Monday 15 October – 22 December

Infant Swim and 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.

In addition to the weekday classes for infants, Sunday classes will be provided from Term 4.  Enrolments are open in the following classes on Sunday's;

8:00am – Wonder 1 (6months – 12months)
8:30am – Wonder 2 (1-2yrs)
9:00am – Wonder 3 (2-3yrs)
9:30am – Courage 1/2 (3-5 yrs with little to no experience)

Classes are held Monday to Friday from 9.30 am and Sunday classes from 8am.  Each class is 30 minutes.

School Age Swim and 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 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 3.30 pm – 6 pm
Saturday 8.15 am – 11.15 am
Each class is 30 minutes.

View more information about our program levels.

 School Holiday Intensive Learn to Swim classes

Intensive holiday classes are a great way to consolidate progress made during term or get an introduction to our Swim and Water Survival Classes.

Our School Holiday Intensive Learn to Swim classes will be held during for three weeks of the January 2018 school holidays. Students can enrol for one, two or three weeks of the program.

Week 1 - Monday 8 to Friday 12 Jan
Week 2 - Monday 15 to Friday 19 Jan
Week 3 - Monday 22 to Thursday 25 Jan (4 day week due to Australia Day Public Holiday on 26 January)

  • Morning classes are held between 8.30am and 11am
  • Afternoon classes are held between 3.30pm and 6pm
  • Each class goes for 30 minutes
  • The cost is $82.00 per student per week ($65.60 for week 3 being 4 day week)

With summer here and children spending more time in and around the water, school holiday learn to swim lessons are a great way to teach vital water safety skills. 

Bookings can be made by calling 6222 6999.

Carnival preparation

Carnival prep is a fantastic opportunity for children to practise their dives, tumble turns, stroke technique and speed in preparation for upcoming swimming carnivals.

During the January 2018 school holidays Carnival Prep Junior for Active 4 & 5 students and Carnival Prep Senior for Active 6 & 7 will be conducted.

Carnival Preparation classes will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays both weeks of the holidays and students can enrol for one or two weeks of the classes.  

Week 1 - Mon 22, Tues 23 and Wed 24 Jan
Week 2 - Mon 29, Tues 30 and Wed 31 Jan

  •  Active 4 and Active 5 classes are held between 4 pm – 5 pm
  • Active 6, Active 7 and Squad classes are held between 5 pm – 6 pm
  • Each class goes for 1 hour
  • The cost is only $25.47 per week for the 3 lessons.   

Carnival Prep bookings can be made by calling 6222 6999.


Before enrolling in term swimming lessons, all children 4 years and above must have a free assessment to grade them at the appropriate level. The assessment takes approximately 10 minutes and appointments can be made by contacting our customer service desk on 03 6222 6999.

Enrolments are open all year round. To enrol please phone 03 6222 6999 or complete the Enrolment Form(PDF, 244KB) .


All student fees are payable in advance for the full term at the time of enrolment.


Levels Wonder 1 to Active 6 $16.40 per lesson
Level Active 7 $21.00 per lesson
Squad Training $25.40 per session
Squad plus $28.40 per lesson
Diving lesson $25.00
Private 1 to 1 lesson $42.20


Adult Learn to Swim $42.20 per lesson
Adult Stroke Correction $42.20 per lesson


For more information, please phone 03 6222 6999 or email swimschool@hobartcity.com.au.