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Learn to swim - classes for children (Swim and Survive)

Our learn to swim lessons delivers Royal Life Saving Society’s national Swim and Survive program. Lessons cater for children aged 18 months to 12 years and provide everything from water awareness through to developing strokes and endurance. 

The 2015/26 program has wrapped up. Request email alert when bookings for the summer 2016/17 program open.

There are classes for beginners’ right through to swimmers wanting to improve their technique. People with special needs can also participate in Swim and Survive where specialist instructors are available. 

All instructors are qualified and hold AUSTSWIM-accreditation (or equivalent) and a current Working With Children Check.

Learn more about grades Wonder, Courage and Active levels 1, 2 and 3. View information that will assist you and your child prepare for class

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Can't find a program near you? Sport and Recreation's Swim and Survive program operates in areas of regional NSW where limited learn to swim providers exist.

We suggest you search for swim schools on the Royal Life Saving Society website or the Austswim website. You may also wish to contact your local pool.