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

  • Our classes start from 6 months of age.
  • 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.
  • We provide squad classes, swimming carnival preparation classes and school holiday learn to swim programs.
  • There is easy and free parking.

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. 

2018 Term Dates

Term 1: Monday 5 February to Sunday 15 April – Term 1 timetable(PDF, 151KB)

Term 2: Monday 30 April to Sunday 7 July

Term 3: Monday 23 July to Friday 30 September

Term 4: Monday 15 October – Saturday 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.

Infant classes are held Sunday to Friday. Sunday classes start from 8am and weekday classes from 9.30am.  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 3.30–6 pm
Saturday 8.15–11.15 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 April 2018 school holidays. Students can enrol for one or two weeks of the program.

Week 1 – Monday 16 April to Friday 20 April
Week 2 – Monday 23 April to Friday 27 April - 4 classes held during this week due to Anzac Day Public Holiday on 25 April.

  • Morning classes are held between 8.30 am and 11 am
  • Afternoon classes are held between 3.30 pm and 6 pm
  • Each class goes for 30 minutes
  • The cost is $82.00 per student per week ($65.60 for week 2 being 4 day week)

School holiday learn to swim lessons are a fantastic 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.

Carnival prep classes are held around swimming carnival season in each year and are classes are held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays of the school holidays. Students can enrol for one or two weeks of the classes.

  •  Active 4 and Active 5 classes are held between 4–5 pm
  • Active 6, Active 7 and Squad classes are held between 5–6 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, 118KB)


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 week (includes 3 sessions per week)
Diving lesson $19.50
Private 1 to 1 lesson $42.20


Adult Learn to Swim $20.30 per lesson (Minimum 3 session comittment)
Adult Stroke Correction $20.30 per lesson


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