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 operate over 10-week blocks. The lessons 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.  

Winter/Spring program: Monday 16 July–Saturday 22 September

Spring program: Tuesday 8 October–Saturday 15 December

Lesson times:

  • Tuesday and/or Thursday 10-10.30am
  • Tuesday and/or Thursday 6-6.30pm
  • 30-minute lesson duration

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

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Adult Swim Squads

Adult squads are recommended for swimmers with reasonable technique and are interested in improving their fitness. Programs are tailored to individual needs and cover stroke correction, turns, dive starts, time trials, training tips and swimming for exercise.

Winter/Spring program: Monday 16 July–Saturday 22 September

Spring program: Tuesday 8 October–Saturday 15 December 

Squad times:

  • Tuesday and/or Thursday 9-10am
  • Saturday 8-9am
  • 1-hour duration

1 session per week

Concession: $12 per lesson | Standard: $15 per lesson

2 sessions per week 

Concession: $10 per lesson | Standard: $12 per lesson

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UWA Student Swim Squad

Get fit with friends in the exclusive UWA Student Swim Squad. This squad is recommended for swimmers who swim with reasonable technique and are interested in improving their fitness. Training can include time trials, training tips, or just swimming for exercise. Come along for a FREE swim session before you commit to the Semester. No need to book - just come on down and experience a great session.

Semester 1 Program: Monday 25 February–Friday 14 June (16 weeks)

Squad times:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7.00-8.00am
  • 1-hour lesson duration

What to bring: Lycra bathers, towel, goggles, swimming cap, student card, and drink bottle

Cost: If registered on O-Day or during the first week of semester, $150. Thereafter, $200 per semester- includes pool entry (less than $3.90 per session).

How to register

All swimmers need to be registered and fees paid in full before attending their second session.

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 aquatics@sport.uwa.edu.au if you have any questions or require assistance registering online.

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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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Contact us

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