Category: Discounts

It takes time for a child to learn to swim well. Longer than some parents expect. And a lot of effort too. Not just from your wannabe swimmer, but also you.

Remember how long it took for your child to learn how to walk and talk. How much effort you both put in for them to take their first step or utter their first word. (Or at least you think it was a word!) Skills practised every day, and usually, with no costs involved.

But formal swimming lessons cost money. So, consider some of the following suggestions that can make the overall cost of swimming lessons much cheaper.

1. Taking a break may be a mistake

When learning a new skill, repetition is a crucial focus until the skill becomes “second nature”. This state is known as “unconscious competence”.

Younger and/or less advanced swimmers can struggle to store learnings in their long-term memory in a way that can easily be recalled. After a break, it may take them longer, or they may need extra instruction, to get back to where they were. Even advanced swimmers will suffer some sort of setback after an extended break.

Consistency and routine also help to build momentum. When kids lose this, they often lose their confidence and interest too.

So, it’s important to avoid regression, the loss of learned skills, or worse, going back to square one. That will cost you more money in the long run and will slow down your child mastering vital water safety skills.

We usually see an increase in extended breaks during the cooler months. We get it. When it’s cold outside, it’s tempting to huddle up indoors. Think about the annual goal a lot of people have for a “summer beach body“. They’ve got to start, or keep up, their diet and exercise regime throughout autumn and winter. Similarly, your child, to be safer in and around water in the warmer months, needs to practise regularly in the weeks and months ahead.

Our pools are a toasty 30 degrees all year round! As colds or flu are spread by a virus, not by swimming in cold water or having wet hair, we hope to see you at the pool all year round too!

2. Immersion therapy – School Holiday Intensive Programs

Our School Holiday Intensive Programs are intensive – but not intense!

An intense course would be an extremely tough one. Most kids, at some stage of their swimming journey, will find mastering some swim skills a tough challenge. Our intensive courses can help in these situations. Intensive, meaning, focusing thoroughly on something specific for a short time.

Offered during every school holiday, these back-to-back days of lessons can improve and accelerate your child’s progression. A big advantage is pure chronological frequency. They’ll be learning specific skills more often, so those skills will be easier to recall. With one month’s worth of lessons packed into one week, children can easily pick up from where they left off the day before. Those learnings will be fresh in their minds and can be more easily reinforced during the intensive program.

Your child will also likely be taught by a different teacher, in a class with different students. Providing the opportunity to learn how to adapt to new people and new situations; teaching them resilience and how to cope with change. Skills that can help speed up overall learning – both in and out of the pool by the way!

When a child’s struggling, a new teacher, with a different personality and/or different approach, can sometimes achieve a breakthrough. Being in a class with different students can also be a positive. It might boost your child’s competitiveness, or they might find a new friend to buddy up with and they can learn from each other.

Adding School Holiday Intensives into your child’s swim program can speed up their learning. They can develop the skills they need to succeed much sooner, which means you’ll be spending less money on swimming lessons in the long run. Especially when each week offers a discount of one free lesson per week.*

3. Swim more than once a week

Speed up your child’s learning by enrolling in swimming lessons more than once a week – and enjoy the discounts. There’s a 20%* discount for the second lesson. For the third, and any subsequent lessons, the discount increases to 25%* (of the original full priced lesson).

As mentioned in Points 1 & 2, it’s all about repetition, consistency, intensity. And there’s the added opportunity of building swim fitness too!

4. Private lessons or group lessons?

There are lots of benefits from learning in a group situation. The main one is that a lot of kids like to keep up and are often spurred on to learn faster. For our very young fishes, swimming lessons can be their first introduction to a formal lesson structure. They’re learning and practising how to wait for their turn; how to share the teacher’s attention; how not to get distracted by others in their class. We strongly recommend group lessons.

However, sometimes a parent will raise the concern that their child is taking the same regular group class over and over; practising the same skill over and over. There’ll always be a strong repetitive component to regular lessons because that’s how children learn. That’s how we learnt. We touched on the importance of repetition in Point 1. So private lessons could be one way to speed up your child’s progress, especially if they have missed lessons because of taking an extended break. Sometimes, a child might just need some one-on-one time, to get them over a specific hurdle that’s been holding them back for a while.

Naturally, private lessons are more expensive. But they’ll speed up learning due to the one-on-one attention, or in cases where there’s a hurdle, achieve a quick breakthrough.

5. Practice outside of lessons

Take some swim homework away with you! There’s unlikely to be any pen and paper involved, so it won’t really feel like homework for your up-and-coming swimmer. Ask the supervisor for specific hints and tips. There are common skills that kids can practise to overcome things that can hold them back. These might be things they can practice in the bath. Or even on land exercises, such as turning their feet out for a breaststroke kick – which they can practise on the couch! Try and visit

your local pool to practise. And in the warmer months, hit the beach or find friends with a backyard pool if you don’t have one!

The more practice the better. Remember, ensure there’s safe supervision at all times, even for the land-based exercises!

6. Use First Lap, Active Kids Vouchers and Aquabliss Gift Cards

We accept First Lap Vouchers ($100 per year)* and Active Kids Vouchers ($200 per year)*, making swimming lessons more affordable. And you can always drop a hint to family and friends about our Aquabliss Swim Gift Cards for your little fish’s next birthday or Christmas present. Valid for three years, but the skills learnt will last a lifetime. They’ll also be giving your child the chance to make new friends and a heap of character-building traits too. Such as teaching your child about

success and failure, discipline and routine, setting goals and how to push past the limits – and so much more.

Faster is cheaper

Legendary Aussie Swim Coach Laurie Lawrence explains why children should be doing more swimming lessons:

“The reality with swimming lessons is that most children will only attend one 30-minute lesson per week when they are learning to swim, and parents wonder why it can sometimes be a slow process. If you miss 4 weeks out of 52 in the year, and your swimmers attend EVERY lesson without missing any others, that is just 24 hours of swimming instruction per year. That’s one day out of 365 each year. That’s nothing! Boost your child’s swimming skills whenever possible!”

Any, or a combination, of the above suggestions, can help speed up the development of your child’s swimming skills so that they can be swimming well sooner. Sooner is safer, as well as being cheaper. Avoiding regression and taking up all the discount offers, will contribute to swimming lessons costing less money in the long run.

Enquiries and bookings

Contact our friendly bookings staff to speed up your child’s swim journey so that you’ll spend less in the long run.

*Discounts/programs current at the time of publishing. Please verify when enquiring/booking.

It’s no surprise that gift card sales usually increase following a recession. Gift cards for necessities such as groceries, petrol and pharmacy items are greatly appreciated to anyone living on a tight budget.

So, if you know someone who is struggling during these COVID times, with kids who need to keep up with their swimming lessons, then an Aquabliss Swim Gift Card could be something they would really appreciate.

Or maybe you just need another idea for when grandparents or other family members ask what to buy your child for their birthday for instance.

Learning to swim really is a necessity of life.

To purchase your Aquabliss Swim Gift Card today, simply contact our Customer Service Team listed below and we’ll do the rest!

Note: Our gift vouchers are available in amounts of $20, $50 and $100 and can be used towards any Aquabliss aquatic program.

The water can be a scary place for a child. That’s why having a safe, positive experience is paramount when you’re getting your water legs. To equip your child with the skills they need to be water-wise and unlock a lifelong love of swimming, you need to know that the right people are teaching your kids the right way. A quality swim centre is more than just a schmick logo on some snazzy swimmers; lookout for these five signs that can help you determine the accredited and successful swim centres from the ones that are making a big splash with no substance.

It’s About People

At our super swim school, your child will be taught by a highly qualified teacher who’ll give them a positive experience in the pool.

All our instructors are AustSwim or Swim Australia qualified. Having undergone 20-hours of training in the Aquabliss teaching methodology, our team is all on the same page when it comes to our pool program. Each of our staff members has also had their Working With Children Check, as well as being CPR certified, so your kids are in qualified, safe hands. Aquabliss is also accredited with the peak industry body, Swim Australia, and to ensure we keep up with new ripples across the industry, we conduct regular refresher training with our staff.

Beyond their qualifications, we choose each teacher based on their ability to inspire and educate with kindness and patience. A great swimming experience is created by instructors who are invested in each child, and an environment that supports them. As we believe consistency and continuity are crucial, each team member is across both the detail and big-picture outcomes for each child.

It’s About Programs

At our super swim school, your child will have access to a consistent program that delivers consistent results.

Our program accommodates age-appropriate skill sets. Working towards defined outcomes, each skill we teach is achievable in terms of stages of development, so we can organically build every child’s swim confidence and competency. To ensure a positive experience in the pool, we place your child at an appropriate level; carefully assessing their ability and readiness. To strengthen our approach, we continually reassess our methodology based on continued testing, team meetings, and feedback.

It’s About Safety

At our super swim school, your child will be supported by a program that assures water safety as a prime priority.

To us, learning to swim should be fun, but it’s about much more than playing in the pool. To support the message of safety, our lessons are built on the bedrock of basics, such as floating, entering and exiting the pool safely, as well as increasing stamina and strength.

It’s About Communication

At our super swim school, we’ll keep you in the loop about your child’s progress so you can ask the ‘why’s’ and the ‘how’s.’

There’s nothing worse than watching a process without understanding the principles behind it. We believe it’s important to share the aims of our methodology, so we offer regular feedback around how your child’s progressing, and how you can play a part in moving them forward. We also have a Supervisor on deck to assist with any questions you might have.

It’s About Maintenance

At our super swim school, your child will learn to love swimming in a safe, secure and clean place with regular checks.

At Aquabliss, we’re highly vigilant. All our centres undergo frequent checks to confirm everything’s running according to optimum standards. If we discover any anomalies, we act immediately, so you or your child is never at risk. We’re all about attention to detail, even down to the water levels; our centres are a safe place for your kids to learn and build a love for swimming.

To avoid finding yourself in deep water, follow these indicators to select a super swim school. All our Aquabliss tick all these boxes, so contact us to book in your little swimmer to be part of our super swim school today!