Swim and Survive

AquaZone's learn to swim program is based on Royal Life Saving Australia's Swim and Survive program. This program is a comprehensive swimming and water safety initiative that seeks to increase the swimming and water safety skills of all Australian children in order to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity.

The initiative ensures that the essential components of personal survival and water safety are provided, in addition to a process of developing strong and effective swimming technique. Swim and Survive is delivered in  by qualified swimming and water safety instructors.

No matter the level of experience, Swim and Survive is inclusive for everyone at any ability to learn these essential skills.

with classes available from six months of age, students will learn water safety and survival skills and develop stroke techniques in a fun and progressive environment.

A Swim School Membership includes

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons run throughout the year, excluding the following times:

  • 2 week break in term 2-3 school  holidays
  • 4 weeks in January, and
  • Public Holidays

Children attend one lesson per week for 30 minutes (27 minutes of class time, and three minutes of progression marking and feedback).


You can suspend your membership for 2 lessons per year for ad-hoc reasons (excluding medical suspension)

Progression Guarantee

If a student who is enrolled in a 3- year plus class has remained in the same level for 30 consecutive weeks or more, and has attended at least 28 out the previous 30 scheduled lessons, the student is eligible for additional support*

Flexible Commitment

If you would like to suspend or cancel, we require completion of the appropriate form located under Managing LTS Enrollments (can this be a hyperlink). Please note that changes must be submitted a minimum of 3 days prior to next Direct debit run to ensure processing occurs in time for that payment.

Credits for Medical Reasons

Parents/ Guardians will need to present the child's medical certificate to the Centre*

Monthly Direct Debits

11 monthly direct debits per year. ( No debit taken in December).  A pro-rata fee may be payable on joining.

Learn with Qualified Teachers

All of our swim teachers are AUSTSWIM or ASTCA/ Swim Australia certified

Unlimited Swimming all Year Round

Continue practicing between your lessons- all students have unlimited access to pools for the duration of their Learn To Swim enrollment.

Guaranteed place each term

All children enrolled on Direct debit will be automatically re-enrolled

Other payment options may be available

10 week blocks may be available in upfront payment. Block lengths may be adjusted when leading into break periods, and will not continue into next period.

Children enrolled on upfront payments will not have access to the facility outside of their enrolled dates, and will not be automatically re-enrolled.

Infants and Toddlers (6mth - 3yrs)

Little Wonder 1- 3

In-water parent or carer participation.

Learn through play, games and fundamental movement skills.

What will my child learn :

  • Getting into and out of the water safely 
  • Submerging under water
  • Orientating their body using rotation skills
  • Gliding in forward direction
  • Moving through the water using kicking and arm actions
  • Floating on their front and back
  • Breathing preparation skills
  • Safety rules for participating in lessons
  • Social skills for interacting with peers and the instructor

Parent and Carer Involvement:

Parents and carers are an integral part of the their child's aquatic education, and at these early ages, in-water participation in necessary not only for safety but to provide support and guidance through activities to get maximum value from lessons.

Parent and carer involvement is a massive factor for children's enjoyment and engagement in the learning process as well as skill progression and achievement.  The best way to do this is to be actively involved and get wet!

Preschool (3yrs - 5yrs)

Little Wonder 4 - Level 1

Transition to independent participation.

Learn and develop fundamental movement skills.

Transition level for less confident swimmer

Swimming lessons include:

  • Entering and exiting water safely.
  • Floating, recovering and orientating the body independently
  • Gliding, kicking and propulsion skills
  • Breathing skills
  • Foundation swimming strokes
  • Submerging under water
  • Elementary survival skills
  • Safety rules for participating in lessons
  • Identifying dangers, people who can help, and ways to get help.

Cheer from the sidelines

Preschool aged children who have been participating regularly in swimming lessons or who have progressed from infant and toddler lessons, can now participate independently with the instructor.

Preschool children love showing off their skills throughout lessons so even though parents and carers are not in the water, they have an important part in acknowledging small achievements and providing encouragement and emotional support.

Not quite ready for independent participation?

For those children that have little or no experience and are nervous, we have a transition level with parent and carer involvement until they are ready to move to the independent stage.

Primary School (5yrs+)

Active 1 - 7

Focus on personal survival, water safety and lifesaving to complement strong swimming skills

Active practice, activity, and scenario-based learning.

Progressions to achieve National Benchmarks and beyond

Swimming lessons include:

  • Entries and exits for a range of aquatic environments
  • Floating, rotation and orientation skills in various positions
  • Survival skills, techniques and strategies for emergency situations
  • Underwater and search skills
  • Swimming and survival strokes
  • Rescue methods for different situations
  • Hazards and personal safety around water
  • An understanding of personal aquatic abilities and limitations
  • Actions to help and respond to and emergency including resuscitation

Acquisition and consolidation

Children will participate at their own ability and progress through levels as they acquire skills and knowledge. It's important to consolidate the skills before moving on to the more complex and challenging tasks.

National Swimming and Water Framework

Swim and Survive offers your child the opportunity to achieve the development milestones of the National Swimming and Water Safety Framework (make a link to) and meet and exceed the National Benchmarks.

Youth Recreational Squad 13+ (ability dependent) 

Junior recreational squad class run for an hour.

High ability class and fast paced.

The program focuses on developing competitive stroke techniques, fitness and further confidence in the water, without the pressure of competition.

Level  Active 7 completion recommended but not required. 

Private Lessons 

We offer one on one private lessons accommodated to your request.

Requests can include:

  • Water familiarisation 
  • Disabilities 
  • Stroke development 
  • Maintaining of skills 

Classes are subject to instructor availability 

Teenagers and beyond, including adults 

We understand that some teenagers and adults have not had the opportunity to learn to swim, or they have basic skills they wish to improve.  Our programs caters for all ages and abilities. Please contact the customer service desk to discuss the right class for your goals. 

There are also many opportunities for simmers who have completed the Swim and Survive program to continue to develop and grow skills in swimming, water safety, and lifesaving.

What programs area available:

  • Swim and Survive
  • Lifesaving awards including Bronze Star and Bronze Medallion
  • Competition in Lifesaving Sports
  • Resuscitation and first aid courses
  • Training courses for teaching,coaching, and lifeguarding

What can you gain from these:

  • Learn new skills and refine others
  • Increase knowledge and understanding
  • Build leadership and team skills
  • Establish new friendships
  • Interact with peers
  • Achieve goals and tackle new challenges

National Benchmark for 17 years

All Australians at the age of 17 should be able to :

  • Understand behaviours that affect personal safety in aquatic environments and activities
  • Assist others to exit deep water using bystanders
  •  Float, scull or tread water for 5 minutes and signal for help
  • Swim continuously for 400 meters
  • Search in a deep water environment and recover a person
  • Respond to an emergency and provide first aid
  • Rescue an unconscious person in deep water
  • Perform a survival sequence wearing heavy clothing

All Ability classes

Students in these classes will be supported by teachers who have undertaken an additional"All abilities" module.  This course focuses on ensuring our instructors are able to teach swimming and water safety skills safely to students living with special needs and disabilities, to support the development of your child. Please complete the enquiry form and our Learn To Swim Team Leader will contact you regarding availability of classes.


Enquiry Form


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