UWA Learn to Swim Program

Safe and friendly swim lessons for children of all swimming levels

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

December Intensive Holiday Block

  • Block One: Monday 16 December– Friday 20 December
  • Cost: $125

Daily sessions are held at 8.00am, 8:30am, 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am, and 10:30am

Registrations for the December Intensive Holiday Block open Monday 11 November, 10am.

January Intensive Holiday Block

  • Block One: Monday 6 January–Friday 10 January
  • Block Two: Monday 13 January–Friday 17 January
  • Block Three: Monday 20 January–Friday 24 January
  • Block Four: Tuesday 28 January–Friday 31 January
  • Cost: $100 for 4 day block, $125 for 5 day block

Daily sessions are held at 8:00am, 8:30am, 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am, and 10:30am

Registrations for the January Intensive Holiday Block open Monday 25 November, 10am. 

Term 1 Lessons

Monday 3 February–Thursday 9 April 2020  ($250 for 10 week term, $225 for 9-week term)

No lessons will be held on Monday 2 March, Friday 10 April, or Saturday 11 April.  

Registrations for Term 1 open:

  • Same day and time: 6pm Friday 29 November–Sunday 1 December (online only)
  • Change of day or time and new sibling enrolments: 10am Monday 2 December–Sunday 8 December
  • New and returning families: 10am Monday 9 December

If you have any trouble enrolling online, please read our how to guide. Please call 6488 2277 or email aquatics@sport.uwa.edu.au if you have any questions or require assistance registering online.

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

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 an opportunity to transition to the renowned UWA Uniswim Squads.

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.


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.