Through Dolphins Health Precinct philosophy, “Dolphins” with the help of our friend, “Splash” will give your child the ultimate in fun based learning! The Learn to Swim teachers’ goal in every lesson is to create an adventure where children will be transported by new and innovative teaching techniques. This will ensure that they will both enjoy their time and learn at a faster rate. The facilities have been specifically designed with children in mind and cater to their every need, making every lesson an enjoyable experience.
To assist children to learn how well they are progressing on their Learn to Swim journey, Dolphins Health Precinct Learn to Swim program consists of 12 levels. The different levels, each represented by a named Dolphin character, mark a different and significant stage in the learning process.
The Learn to Swim year consists of four terms. Certificates are awarded to Learn to Swim students who partake in Safety Week and/or term certificates. Safety Week is a dedicated week each term that is Governed by Royal Life Saving. Upon successful completion of the Royal Life Saving Swim & Survive program, each participant is awarded a certificate. Term certificates are awarded to Learn to Swim students who progress up a level in the program.
Why Learn to Swim?
- 1 in 5 of all drowning deaths are children aged under 18 years
- 56 children drowned last year
- 91% of children aged 0-4 fell or wandered into the water
- 43% of children aged 10-14 drowned in rivers
- Males are 4 times more likely to drown than females
- Drowning rate dramatically increases as teenagers become young adults.
Skills and knowledge learnt at Dolphins provides a level of protection and aims to provide children with solid foundation skills in swimming, survival and basic rescue skills.
2018 Term Dates
|Term 1||January 15 – March 29|
|Term 2||April 16 – July 7|
|Term 3||July 16 – September 29|
|Term 4||October 8 – December 22|
Learn to Swim classes are run over the standard school term period, and usually consist of ten classes – one per week. We also offer discounts for families with more than one child attending Learn to Swim classes.
|Upfront payment option||$160.00^ per term|
|Direct Debit payment option||$16.00*^ per week|
|Multiple Discounts||2nd child – 10% discount
3rd child – 20% discount
4th child – 30% discount
^ Varies depending on term length.
* Two weeks upfront payment required upon enrolment for all direct debit agreements.
Our Classes & Programs
Level 1 BubblesFor babies from 6 months to 2 years of age. A water familiarisation class for Mums, Dads and Bubs!
Level 2 Wiggle
Water confidence and start of skill development. Learning social skills, how to float and submerge.
Level 3 PaddlesYou can start to see their confidence. Learning to find their independence in the water.
Level 4 KickerKicking and breathing, it’s all happening now. We’re building the foundation for swimming freestyle and backstroke.
Level 5 JumpieTechnique and stamina. Learning how to put kicking, pull and breathing all together.
Level 6 DiverIntroducing breaststroke kick… Look at me – I’m a frog!
Level 7 Zoom
Breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle… I can do it all, watch me!
Level 8 Comet
Building on swimming endurance and technique of freestyle and backstroke.
Level 9 Blast
I’ve graduated to the 25m pool! Learning how to swim in a lap lane. Endurance has gone to another level… I’m in an hour class now!
Level 10 Flash
Distance, stamina and endurance training. Starts, finishes and tumbles are getting critiqued.
Level 11 ThunderLap swimming in all strokes. Getting Race ready!
Level 12 Splash
Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly… let me show you how!