UWA Adult Swimming

Develop your swimming skills with industry experts at the UWA Aquatic Centre

Our heated pools and passionate staff are ready to continue to develop your swimming skills and build your fitness. The UWA Aquatic Centre provides tuition for adults from beginner level to those wishing to improve their swimming technique.

Adult Swimming Lessons

The UWA Aquatic Centre provides specialised adult lessons and private swimming lessons for beginner adult swimmers.

Adult lessons are small group classes (maximum of four participants) that cater to swimmers who would like to further develop the three core strokes (freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke) and focus on the correct breathing and stroke technique.

Private lessons are tailored to suit your individual ability and learning objectives. Please contact us on 6488 2277 to arrange a day and time for your private swimming lesson.  

Unsure what swim program you should enrol in? Click here for the adult swim program criteria.

Students are able to commence lessons at any time for a minimum of 4 lessons.  

Lesson times:

  • Tuesday/Thursday Beginners: 10-10.30am, Advanced: 10.30-11am
  • Tuesday/Thursday Beginner and Advanced: 6-6.30pm (Starting Tuesday 1 February)
  • Tuesday/Thursday Private: 11-11.30am

Concession: $20 per lesson | Standard: $25 per lesson | Private: $51 per lesson

View the timetable

UWA Students, Staff and Concession Card Holders are eligible for concession rates.  

Registrations and payments can completed online if you already have an email account on the UNISWIM database (this includes all past swimmers). First time registering online? 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. 

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

Enrol online

UWA Water Awareness Program

The Water Awareness Program encourages confidence in swimming and water safety activities. The program educates you on water safety and safe swim skills. At the end of the program, you will have a greater understanding of your own water safety and how to help others. Each session is 45 minutes in duration. This program is designed as a short course, providing students with the knowledge and ability to be safer in various aquatic environments.

Semester 2 2022 

Program times:

  • Wednesday 3 August - Wednesday 31 August 2022 (5 weeks), $60
  • Wednesday 14 September - Wednesday 19 October 2022 (6 weeks), $60

All classes are held 12:00pm-12:45pm. Additional session times may be added to meet demand.

Participants will receive a 10% discount on UWA Sport Aquatics merchandise including bathers and goggles, as well as a free swimming cap upon registration.

The UWA Water Awareness Program is free for international students - please let us know when registering to claim.

Please contact call 6488 2277 or visit our friendly team in person at the UWA Aquatic Centre to register prior to the first session. Registrations will not be accepted after the program has commenced.

If you have any questions about the UWA Water Awareness Program, please email [email protected].

The UWA Water Awareness Program is governed by the UWA Sport Program Terms and Conditions.


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