UWA Learn to Swim Program

Safe and friendly swim lessons for children of all swimming levels

About UWA Learn to Swim

The UWA Learn to Swim Program provides children of all abilities with essential foundation swim skills. The supportive environment aims to nurture young swimmers, with opportunity to progress through our recreational pathways, or to transition to our affiliated clubs such as the UWA West Coast Swimming Club, UWA Water Polo Club or UWA Triathlon Club..

Our highly qualified instructors are passionate about providing the best experience for each child in the pool, from water safety skills to the perfection of swim strokes. The UWA Aquatic Centre is a recognised industry leader in providing swimming programs, and every week we see more than 1000 children improve their skills and confidence in the pool.

The UWA Aquatic Centre is one of the best learn-to-swim environments with families being able to enjoy an enclosed 25 metre pool and warm 30-degree water temperature all year round. The UWA Learn to Swim program offers lessons for children of all levels, from three years old upwards. Initial emphasis is placed on developing confidence and effective movement in the water, later progressing to the swimming essentials of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and dive starts.

"Excellent, knowledgeable and fun instructors, with small class sizes. Results have been outstanding - our daughter has become a very competent swimmer who did very well in her most recent school swimming carnival." – Learn to Swim parent

"I like that the small classes give children space to learn and that the pool is sheltered and warm." – Learn to Swim parent

Current Program

Term 3 Lessons

  • Monday 20 July–Sunday 27 September 
  • Lessons available Monday–Friday 3.30pm, 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm. Saturday 8am, 8.30am, 9am, 9.30am, 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am.
  • Cost: $250 ($25 per lesson, 10 weeks)

Enrol now

We've introduced a NEW streamlined enrolment system; click here to read the step-by-step guide. Please contact call 6488 2277 or email [email protected] if you have any questions or require assistance registering online.

New Swimmer Assessments

All children who are new to the program or who haven't swum for some time will need to book a swimming assessment to determine their levels in the UWA Learn to Swim program. This will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes for each child. Assessments can be organised at the UWA Aquatic Centre and are free of charge. Please call 6488 2277 or email [email protected] to arrange your assessment today.  

Pre-Squad Sessions

Pre-Squad is offered as a transition program from Learn to Swim into other Aquatics Programs, including the UWA affiliated clubs and the UWA Sport Aquatic Fitness and Recreation Program. In Pre-Squad, swimmers will be introduced to the Butterfly stroke as well as developing and correcting their freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke and will learn introductory squad skills including turns, dives, using the pace clock and training etiquette.

Enrol now

We've introduced a NEW streamlined enrolment system; click here to read the step-by-step guide. Please contact call 6488 2277 or email [email protected] if you have any questions or require assistance registering online.

Location

The UWA Learn to Swim Program is based at the UWA Aquatic Centre situated at the south end of The University of Western Australia's Perth campus.

UWA Aquatic Centre
Entrance 4, Parkway
Crawley

Visitor parking is available in front and rear of the centre, and free parking available in surrounding streets. 

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Contact us

If you have further queries, contact one of our UWA Aquatic Centre team members.