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Swim School

We are so excited to launch our long-awaited swim school.

Swim School programs will commence in May, and will offer classes to students from ages 4 and up.

How to get involved

  1. Register below
  2. Our Swim School Team will contact you to arrange payment and a swimming evaluation, to ensure students are in the right class.
  3. Learn to swim.

 

 

Please note: Our soft launch Adult Classes for Term 2 are now full, if you complete the above form it is now an expression of interest for classes in Term 3.

Term 2 Swim School Program

Aquatots, Pre School (3-5yrs)

Program Overview

Our Aquatots program caters to children aged from 3 to 5 years. Designed to develop water familiarisation skills and building the foundations for stroke development in a fun and structured environment.

The primary focus is teaching key foundation skills including:

  • Performing safe entries/exits
  • Kicking
  • Front floating
  • Back Floating
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Submersion

The program introduces floatation aids, such as kickboards, to develop confidence and establish a streamlined body position.

Small class sizes ensure children receive maximum attention.

Duration 7 weeks, 30 minute classes once per week
Dates 10th May – 25th June
Price $130

 

Childrens Enrolment Form

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School Age (4yrs+ )

Program Overview

Our School-Age Program is designed to accommodate all skill abilities, from beginner through to advanced swimmers.

Classes are structured to meet the individual needs of each student, each skill is taught progressively.

Children will learn and develop:

  • Make safe and sensible decisions and solve problems in and around water
  • Breath control
  • Buoyance and floating techniques
  • Propulsion through the water
  • All strokes

Classes will be held most afternoons at SportUNE.

Duration 7 weeks, 30 minute classes once per week
Dates 10th May – 25th June
Price $130

 

Childrens Enrolment Form

 

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Adult Beginners

Program Overview

It is never too late to start swimming! This program is designed for complete beginners, adults who are not comfortable in the water.

Our program structure gives each swimmer the best chance to achieve their goal and in a timely period.

You will master the fundamentals of swimming such as:

  • Building water confidence
  • Learning breath control
  • Floating
  • Basic swimming techniques

All swimming lessons are conducted in shallow water, with the instructor in the water with you. The course is run in small groups to help you progress at your own pace in a comfortable environment.

Duration 10 weeks, 30 minute classes once per week
Dates 6th May – 8th July, Thursday evenings
Price $185

 

Adult Enrolment Form

 

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Swim Levels

Aquatots (3-5yrs)

Aquatots 1

  • Safe entry and exited (assisted)
  • Face submersion and bubbles/ open eyes under water
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Gliding
  • Floating
  • Basic water movement

Class size: 4

Aquatots 2

  • Safe entry and exited
  • Full submersion
  • Back float (unassisted)
  • Front float (unassisted)
  • Push and glide to front feet
  • Propulsive movements

Class size: 4

Aquatots 3

  • Safe entry and exited
  • Breath control with bubbles
  • Submersion
  • Floating without support
  • Independent kicking and paddling
  • Back kick
  • Gliding

Class size: 4

School Age Stages (4yrs +)

Stage 1 – Bilby

  • Safe entry
  • Safe exit
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Submersion
  • Gliding
  • Floating

Class size: 6

Stage 2 – Goanna

  • Forward glide (3m)
  • Backward glide
  • Freestyle (5m)
  • Sculling

Class size: 6

Stage 3 – Red Gum

  • Backward glide (5m)
  • Freestyle (10m)
  • Breaststroke leg action
  • Sculling
  • Forward roll

Class size: 8

Stage 4 – Wattle

  • Freestyle (15m)
  • Backstroke (10m)
  • Survival backstroke (10m)
  • Breaststroke (5m)
  • Sculling
  • Recover an object

Class size: 8

Stage 5 – River Oak

  • Freestyle (25m)
  • Backstroke (15m)
  • Survival backstroke (15m)
  • Breaststroke (15m)
  • Surface dive

Class size: 8

Stage 6 – Pine Tree

  • Freestyle (50m)
  • OR Freestyle (25m) + another stroke (25m)
  • Backstroke (25m)
  • Survival Backstroke (25m)
  • Breaststroke (25m)
  • Dive entry

Class size: 8

Stage 7 – Peppermint Tree

  • Eggbeater
  • Swim (150m)
  • Backstroke (25m)
  • Survival backstroke (25m)
  • Breaststroke (50m)
  • Freestyle (50m)

Class size: 8

Stage 8 – Eucalyptus

  • Sidestroke (25m)
  • Dolphin kick
  • Swim (200m)
  • Freestyle (50m)
  • Backstroke (50m)
  • Survival backstroke (25m)
  • Breaststroke (50m)

Class size: 8

 

Adult

Stage 1 – Bespoke classes

These classes are built to build individuals’ confidence – class progression will be on a case-by-case basis.

  • Building water confidence
  • Learning breath control
  • Floating
  • Basic swimming techniques

Class size: 4

Meet the team

Swim School Coordinator

Merlee Stoldt

I’m passionate about swimming and love teaching others new and safe skills.

Merlee is our Swim School Coordinator – if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to her at any time. 03 6773 3856

Qualifications

  • AusSwim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
  • Pool Operations
  • Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness
  • First Aid
  • CPR

 

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Amanda "Mandy" McLeod

I absolutely love teaching adult swimmers!

Qualifications

  • AusSwim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
  • First Aid
  • CPR
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Ben Reilly

Its amazing teaching people a skill that might save a life in the future.

Qualifications

  • AusSwim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
  • First Aid
  • CPR
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Georgia Oldham

Qualifications

  • AusSwim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
  • First Aid
  • CPR
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The Nitty Gritty

Swim School Terms & Conditions

When enroling as a student at SportUNE’s Swim School you acknowledge that:

  • The Student participating is medically and physically fit to proceed with the exercise.
  • You declare that you have voluntarily read and understood this Warning, Exclusion of Liability and Release and Indemnity and accept and assume the inherent risk of injury in participating in pool use at SportUNE.

Payment

  1. Swim fees are due at the time of enrolment.
  2. Fees are adjusted according to public holidays and changes in number of weeks per term
  3. There will be no refund for lessons missed due to conflicting activities, holidays, or if you choose to miss a lesson.

Makeup Lessons

  1. Makeup lessons must be used during the term the sickness occurred and are only available if there are vacancies in that level.
  2. Credit is not available as an alternative.
  3. Space in classes for makeup lessons is not guaranteed.
  4. Makeup lessons will not necessarily be with the original instructor.
  5. We intend to keep the consistency of teachers, however, due to unforeseen circumstances we can’t guarantee teachers.
  6. There may be occasions when the time of a class is changed, however, this will be actioned in communication with the caregiver.
  7. All under 3’s MUST wear a swim nappy.
  8. Use of cameras and videos are permitted to film your own child, however, no else without permission from the Aquatics Manager and other parents involved.
  9. Minimum ratios per class apply. Should class numbers fall below minimum ratios the lesson time may be rescheduled.

Use of Facilities Agreement

  1. It is the member’s responsibility to provide SportUNE staff with all relevant medical history, including any restrictions, whether requested or not.
  2. It is at the member’s own risk that he/she uses SportUNE’s facilities, and members, therefore, agree to release, to the fullest extent permitted by the law, SportUNE, its staff, and agents, from all claims and demands of whatever kind which may arise from his/her use of SportUNE’s facilities.
  3. It is the member’s responsibility to observe and abide by SportUNE’s rules, policies, and procedures, as well as those directions given by SportUNE staff and agents.
  4. Misuse of equipment, bad language, or misbehaviour will result in the member being asked to leave. Suspension, or even cancellation of membership (without refund), may also apply.
  5. Making or receiving calls from mobile phones is not permitted at, or near, the Customer Service Reception desk. Mobile calls elsewhere will be tolerated as long as they do not interfere with the schedules of SportUNE members.
  6. Enrolments are not transferable.
  7. SportUNE reserves the right to alter pricing at any time during the term of an individual’s membership.
  8. SportUNE reserves the right to close any of our facilities at any time for upgrades or maintenance without due notice given to members.
  9. Amendments to enrolments are subject to administration fees payable upon request.

Release & Indemnity

In consideration of UNE Life Pty Ltd permitting you to use SportUNE facilities, you:

1. Release and forever discharge the University of New England and UNE Life Pty Ltd from all actions, suits, proceedings, claims, demands, losses, damages, penalties, fines, costs, and expenses however arising that I may have or may have had but for this release arising from or in connection with my involvement in training or other activities in the SportUNE Gym or other SportUNE facilities; and

2. Indemnify the University of New England and UNE Life Pty Ltd to the extent permitted under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) or otherwise by law in respect of any actions, suits, proceedings, claims, demands, losses, damages, penalties, fines, costs, and expenses, as a result of or in connection with my involvement in training or other activities or using facilities at SportUNE whether caused or contributed to, directly or indirectly, by any act of negligence to the fullest extent permitted by law, breach of duty, default and/or omission on the part of the University of New England or UNE Life Pty Ltd.

3. Agree to abide by UNE Life rules, policies, and procedures when using SportUNE facilities.