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What are YMCA Swimming Lessons?

Swimming and water safety skills are just part of what your child will gain with YMCA Swimming Lessons. 

Swimming strokes such as freestyle and backstroke are an important part of swimming. However it’s vital your children learn personal survival skills, not for just the pool, but rivers, lakes and the ocean. With YMCA Swimming Lessons, your child will learn these lifesaving skills. They’ll also have access to the pool outside of lesson times and there’s no re-enrolment process. Our nationally accredited teachers give you regular feedback on progress, and a certificate after your child completes each level. 

At the UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre, we offer a range of learn-to-swim programs for every age and ability. Enrol today and take advantage of:

-Direct Debit payment options
-Easy re-enrolment for all learn-to-swim lessons
-Quality classes and programs
-Qualified and experienced staff

  • Adult Swimming Lessons

    Want to feel more confident in the water? Whether you have no experience or are you just looking for advanced stroke correction, YMCA Adult Swimming Lessons at UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre are designed to assist people of all ages and abilities. Learn at your own pace in a supportive environment with our small group or individual classes.

    Block 1 Dates: Monday 18 January to Sunday 10 April 2016 (12 weeks) No classes Australia Day 26 January
    Block 2 Dates: Monday 11 April to Sunday 3 July 2016 (12 weeks) No classes Anzac Day 25 April & Queens Birthday 13 June

    - Student/ UNSW Staff: $222.00 (12 weeks x $18.50 per lesson)
    - General Public: $264.00 (12 weeks x $22.00 per lesson)

    To enquire about enrolment, please call the Swim School Desk on 02 9385 6267 or the centre on 02 9385 4881. 

  • Squads

    Whether you’re a competitive or recreational swimmer, the Y has a swim squad that’s just right for you. Drills, stroke correction and advice on technique from professional coaches will help you get the most from your program, reach your goals, and get fit and have fun in the process.

    Click here for more information.

  • Holiday Intensive Swimming Program

    The Holiday Intensive Swimming Program offers structured lessons on consecutive days of the week. It's designed to produce significant results, especially for children who are new swimmers, or those looking to improve on their swimming skills. Our programs are led by experienced teachers and coaches, providing an extremely beneficial swimming skills opportunity. Call UNSW Swim School on 9385 6267 and book your child's spot TODAY!

    Learn To Swim Intensive Swimming Lessons 
    Week 1: Monday 4 July - Friday 8 July , 8:30am - 11:30am

    Week 2: Monday 11 April - Friday 25 April, 8:30am - 11:30am

    Cost: $18.50 per lesson/ $92.50 per week

    Squad Clinic 
    Week 1: Monday 4 July - Friday 8 July , 8:30am – 11:30am

    Week 2: Monday 11 July - Friday 15 July, 8:30am - 11:30am

  • Happy Nappy® Policy

    Children aged three and under are required to wear swimwear that fits firmly around the waist and legs - an aquatic Happy Nappy® when in the pool. You will be able to purchase a Happy Nappy® (washable and reusable) from the front desk. Parents and children will be asked to vacate the pool if they do not adhere to this policy.
    We encourage all parents to take their children to the bathroom prior to entering the pool for their swimming lessons or leisure play.

  • Benefits of Swimming

  • Contact Us

    Swim School Office Hours

    Monday - Friday: 9.00am – 12.00pm and 3.00pm – 6.00pm
    Saturday: 8.30am – 11.30am and 1.00pm – 4.00pm
    Sunday: 9.00am – 11.30am

    To enquire about enrolment, please contact our Swim School:

    02 9385 6267 or

    View the latest Term 2 Swim School Newsletter here