UWA Learn to Swim Program

Safe and friendly swim lessons for children of all swimming levels

All Aquatics programs have been suspended until further notice, effective Sunday 22 March. Please refer to the Aquatics FAQs in the first instance for information regarding our planned return to business before contacting us. To learn more about our response to COVID-19, click here

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 Programs

Term 2 Private Lessons

  • Monday June 8–Saturday July 4
  • Lessons available Monday–Friday 3:30pm–6pm, and Saturday 8:00am–12:00pm
  • Cost: $51 per lesson

Register by calling the UWA Sport Aquatics office on 6488 2277 between 8am–4pm, Monday–Friday.

Got a question? Please contact aquatics@sport.uwa.edu.au 

Stay tuned for information coming soon about our upcoming July school holiday and Term 3 lessons.

The UWA Learn to Swim program is governed by the UWA Sport Program Terms and Conditions.


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 aquatics@sport.uwa.edu.au to arrange your assessment today.  


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

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.