Proven to deliver consistent results
When choosing a swim school, you’ll want a program that has the right content, split up into the right levels, to teach your child to swim well the right way. That’s exactly how we’ve developed our programs.
Operating multiple schools means we have access to a lot of experts. Highly experienced teachers, many of who have worked with us for years. Plus newbies, fresh out of training and armed with the latest industry learn to swim knowledge. Their input allows us to continuously review and improve our programs.
Some fundamentals to consider
First, we deconstructed the basics of learning to swim. Then, we grouped these skills into various levels, identifying the order in which these skills need to be achieved. Our teachers, trained by us, know how to reconstruct those skills in a progressive way. Ensuring there’s a solid foundation of each skill on which to build.
Enrolment and promotion to the next level is mainly dependent on ability, not age. Your child will be in a class of similar ability and will only proceed to the next level when essential skills have been mastered. Never held back waiting for others to catch up, nor promoted to the next level before they’re ready. They’ll learn at their own pace and, if a nervous learner, will be reassured and gently introduced to new skills as they gain confidence.
Other than active kickboards, we don’t use floaties. We find they slow down learning because most floaties keep kids upright. Our focus is on teaching kids how to be horizontal in the water and how water can support their bodies (buoyancy).
Some schools use floaties for class management and control. We don’t need to because our classes are small and graded to the group’s ability. Plus, we don’t want to waste precious time taking floaties on and off!
At home, floaties can be appropriate, especially if you have multiple children to supervise. Our advice – don’t overuse them.
Learn more about when and how to use floaties at home.
Fear of water is common in children, especially when it comes to putting their heads underwater. We won’t force a child’s head underwater. Nor try to trick them. Our teachers are skilled at reading a child’s face and body language, only safely submerging a child’s head when the child feels ready. Mastering this skill is essential. It can lessen the panic if a child accidentally falls into the water. It also allows them to learn to swim in a horizontal position. Doggy paddling is way too tiring! A stronger swimmer is a safer swimmer!
You don’t have to wait for a specific date to enrol. Our programs run throughout the year, including school holidays. Except for a small break during Christmas / New Year. Our hardworking teams need a good rest before the peak summer swim season
Once your little fish has mastered the skills in one level, they can move up as soon as a new spot becomes available. No need to wait till the end or beginning of a term.
With monthly billings, you’ll avoid hefty lump-sum term-based charges. Making it easier to take a break because you can cancel your lessons for the following month/s. Just tell us, in writing, the day before your next direct debit payment is due.
Learn more about perpetual programs v term-based programs.
Our lessons are delivered by some of the best teachers in the industry, who understand each child is different. With gentle encouragement, they can unlock your child’s potential, both having lots of fun along the way.
They are independently trained and accredited by Austswim or Swim Australia. Then they also undergo further training with us. They are regularly assessed because every lesson is monitored by a Pool Deck Supervisor. Yes, every lesson!
Child protection checks and compliance with the government Working with Children Certification are a crucial part of our recruitment. Staff also have a lifeguard and relevant first aid/CPR qualifications. Your child will be in safe hands.
We have rewards and awards to motivate and inspire kids to get and stay involved. These include achievement badges on the online portal, certificates to download and Swimmer of the Month awards. Smiles and laughter will be the norm, with praise given out in ample doses. Your child will be regularly assessed by our Pool Deck Supervisor. With a perpetual program, once your child has mastered the required skills in a class, they can move up to the next level as soon as a spot is available. No need to wait till the end of term!
Children are more likely to learn when having fun. Our lessons take a games-based approach, packed with lots of exciting and challenging activities. And in some classes, there’s even singing! All carefully planned to develop and practice aquatic skills.
No extra fees for our popular PASS Class
PASS Class is for all levels – except squads because they’ve already achieved their PASS!
Personal Aquatic Survival Skills (PASS), such as sculling, treading water, floating, safe entry and exit, along with basic swimming skills, are taught regularly in our classes.
PASS Class, held twice a year, consolidates and reinforces previously learnt swim skills and, where relevant/age-appropriate, introduces new ones, e.g. clothed swimming survival skills. Most classes will practise mock rescues and emergency simulations.
Swim To The Top
Our portal & Pool Deck Supervisors are your go-to resources
Your child’s swim journey is something you should both share and enjoy. If you can’t be poolside, our online portal will keep you up to date. View all your swim star’s achievement badges and even download certificates to proudly display at home.
Our Pool Deck Supervisors are keen to identify students ready to move up a level by being on the lookout at each lesson for such talent. To ensure we don’t miss any quiet achievers, they also complete formal assessments, approximately every six weeks, ensuring every swimmer present has been ticked off an assessment list.
We encourage parents to talk to our Pool Deck Supervisors about their child’s progress, especially if there are any concerns. Sharing concerns means we have the opportunity of working together to overcome them. We want your child to succeed as much as you do.
Programs & Prices
Let's Start a Swim Journey
Learn to love and respect the water
Lesson prices are listed on each school’s location page. To work out the right swim level for your child, use the form on the relevant program or school location page, or reach out to us. We’ll be happy to assist.
Bond with bub & be amazed at the swim and safety skills achievable from as young as 6 months.Learn More
This 3-level ability-based program focuses on water confidence, floating & gradually introduces freestyle & backstroke.Learn More
Straight arm freestyle (with breathing) & backstroke correction are the goals of this 3-level ability-based program.Learn More
Still learning to swim, but with a stronger focus on technique. This 4-level program will turn out kids proficient in all four strokes.Learn More
Our best swimmers are invited to perfect their technique & master starts & turns, choosing either a fitness or competitive pathway.Learn More
Can you swim well enough? Are you missing out on enjoying water-related activities? Some locations also have lap swimming & Aquarobics.Learn More
One month’s worth of lessons in one week. One FREE lesson each week. Great opportunity to fast-track your child’s progress. Or try us out if you aren’t already part of the Aquabliss family.Learn More
We're meeting swimming industry standards
We’re accredited members of Australia’s peak swim industry associations.
It’s important we keep abreast of changes within the industry and work with other professionals to improve teaching standards and child protection initiatives.