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Our Lessons

All learn to swim levels are catered for from babies and toddlers through to stroke correction for confident young swimmers.

Innovative swim school for beginner and intermediate swimmers

The St George Swim Academy swimming curriculum is a program run in conjunction with the Royal Life Saving Society. The academy also incorporates safety skills as part of a 10 week program (for children aged from 2.5 years), which teaches necessary lifesaving skills. Learn more about our specialised programs below.

Aqua Bubs

Our Aqua Bubs classes are run for babies from 6 months – 18 months old.

The primary focus of this class is water familiarisation. Lessons are of 1/2 duration and babies generally attend once per week. The structure follows a 10-week program and the aims and objectives are integrated through songs, games and activities that are age appropriate. The Aqua class is also an educational program for the parents/guardians who are required in the water for the duration of the lesson.

Aqua Tots

Our Aqua Tots classes operate for toddlers ages 18 months – 2.5 years.

The primary focus of this class is to build confidence, gain independence and have water safety embedded throughout the program. Lessons are of 1/2 hour duration and children can attend 1-2 times per week. The structure follows a a 10-week program where the aims and objectives are integrated through skills based activities and games that are age appropriate. Aqua Tots is also an educational program for the parents/guardians who are required in the water for the duration of the lesson.

Starfish

Starfish classes operate without a parent, for children aged 2.5 years and over who are learning to be independent in the water.

The primary focus of these lessons is to be able to be completely water safe in the water by themselves. Lessons are of 1/2 hour duration and can be attended 1-2 times per week. The program is a 10-week program and the aims and objectives are integrated through skills based drills and activities to achieve competency in basic swimming areas including:

  • Bouyancy & Floating
  • Mobility, blowing bubbles & submerging in the water
  • Kicking
  • Dog paddle

Stingray

Stingray classes operate for confident paddlers who are ready to learn strokes.

They do not need any flotation devices of swimming aids to swim. The primary focuses of these lessons are to introduce strokes to the children including big arms and side breathing, and to work on coordinating these skills to become a freestyle stroke. Beginner backstroke will also be a focus. Lessons are of 1/2 hour duration and can be attended 1-22 times per week. Focus skills include:

  • Continued improvement on kicking technique
  • Side breathing drills
  • Big arms (working to coordinate this to become freestyle)
  • Torpedos
  • Beginner backstroke

Seahorse

Seahorse classes focus on developing correct technique in all four strokes.

The primary focus is on developing correct technique in:

  • Freestyle
  • Backstroke
  • Breastroke (introduced at a later stage, once freestyle and backstroke are competent)
  • Butterfly (introduced at a later stage, once freestyle and backstroke are competent)

What our families say about us

St George Swim Academy is proud to have worked with and assisted many local families in the St George local area. Read what our clients say about partnering with St George Swim Academy or leave your own review here.