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

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

View the timetable here:

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.

30 minute classes, Monday to Friday from 9.30 am.

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

View more information about our program levels.

School Holiday Swim and Water Survival Program

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

The Intensive school holiday program will not be conducted during July 2017 school holidays due to the World Underwater Hockey Championships being held in the Centre at this time. 

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. Our upcoming carnival prep classes will be available soon. 


Before enrolling in 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.