Learn to swim (babies to adults) program and pricing

Learn to swim (babies to adults) program and pricing

Waterworld is now closed for the winter season. We will reopen in October. We look forward to seeing you then.

Supported by highly qualified instructors, the program caters to people of all abilities and ages. Whether you are a first time swimmer or looking to take it to the next level, we have the program that's right for you and your family.

See class levels and enrol

If you have a Learn to Swim credit from last season, or would like to apply a Sports Voucher to your enrolment, please contact us on 8397 7439 to enrol. 

Learn to Swim group classes

30 minute lesson: $21.00

  • Classes cannot be purchased individually – only as a full term upfront or fortnightly direct debit
  • Platypus and Shark classes are 45 minute lessons
  • Late enrolments will have the term fee pro-rated
  • Fortnightly direct debit option available. Please note that term fees are pro-rated according to when students join the program
  • Classes cannot be purchased individually
  • Places cannot be held without payment
  • A 30% discount applies for the third and subsequent children enrolment from the same family

- Children must be from the same residence or have the same last name - proof may be requested

Days and times

Monday to Friday: 3:30pm to 6pm
Saturday: 8am to 11am
Sunday: 9:15am to 11:15am

Number of lessons vary due to events held at Waterworld.

  • Afternoon/evening classes - 9 weeks
  • Weekend classes - 9 weeks
  • Weekday morning classes - 6 weeks

Program structure

Waterworld's Learn to Swim program is a skills-based system. Students will advance to the next level once the skills for the given level have been achieved.

See the Learn to Swim class levels details

  • We continuously assess students' skills and place them into their appropriate levels
  • Parents/caregivers have access to the child’s online account, allowing them to monitor the child’s progress
  • We focus on fundamental building blocks of learning to swim, progressing towards teaching water confidence and stroke efficiency to support safety around water
  • Swimming lessons are offered on a school term basis. Existing members are given priority to enrol for the following term

Free initial assessment

If you are unsure of what class level is most suitable for your child, you can book a free one-on-one assessment by submitting an online enquiry or calling 8397 7439

  • These assessments give us a chance to determine where your child is most suited to start in our curriculum. It will also give you the opportunity to visit the centre, see us in action and discuss swimming goals
  • Assessments are suitable for children 5 years and older

Our instructors

Our instructors are qualified with AUSTSWIM or ACTIVE TRAINING and have DCSI police clearances. 

We continuously provide in-house training and support to instructors to ensure we have the best learning outcomes.


Absentee policy

If your child cannot attend a session due to sickness or other reason, please contact Waterworld prior to the session by calling 8397 7439 or submitting an online enquiry 

  • For notified absences, a credit will be placed on your child’s record to be used for either a make-up lesson or a free family pass (to be used in the current season). We will not credit lessons missed that are not notified.
  • Make-up lessons will be available after week three of the term and must be used in the term they occurred.
  • Credits will not be transferred to the next term and refunds will not be offered for lessons unused before the end of the term.
  • Make-up lessons can be booked by calling us on 8397 7439 or at our reception at any time.
  • If a lesson is cancelled by Waterworld due to inclement weather, students will receive a credit on their account.


Private lessons

Lessons are 30 minutes per session and by appointment only. Fees must be paid in advance and are not refundable.

One-on-one 30 minute lesson: $70 per lesson

  • A 10% discount will apply when a full term is pre-purchased.

Privacy policy

All Waterworld membership, enrolment and medical information are confidential and will be treated according to Council's Privacy Policy(PDF, 444KB)