Learn to Swim

Welcome to Artemis Aquatics Learn to Swim.

Our goal is to inspire all children to love the water and be strong capable swimmers.

about our LEARN TO SWIM classes

Our unique Learn to Swim Program maintains a small student-to-teacher ratio to allow for more focused attention on each child’s development. The program follows a customised and personalised approach to teach skills in a logical progression from any level of skill, confidence or experience. We call this our personalised Learn To Swim framework.

Learn To Swim Class Types

Water Discovery

  • 30-minute swimming lesson.
  • Teacher in water.
  • Maximum 4 students in lesson.
  • Primary focus is on water familiarisation and safety. Swimmers will learn to be comfortable and have fun in the water.

Water Confidence

  • 30-minute swimming lesson.
  • Teacher in water.
  • Maximum 4 students in lesson.
  • Swimmers to be able to develop a greater confidence learning to float, kick and blow bubbles. 

Water Independence

  • 30-minute swimming lesson.
  • Teacher in water.
  • Maximum 4 students in lesson.
  • For swimmers who are confident in the water and have demonstrated independence and readiness to learn the basics of freestyle and backstroke, working towards being able to swim 12 metres unassisted

Stroke Learning

  • 30-minute swimming lesson.
  • Teacher in water.
  • Maximum 6 students in lesson.
  • For swimmers who have a solid foundation of freestyle and backstroke and can swim 12 metres unassisted. A continued focus on freestyle and backstroke technique, with aim to swim multiple lengths of 12 metres and 25 metres unassisted. Basic mechanics of breastroke kick and pull are introduced.

Stroke development

  • 30-minute swimming lesson.
  • Teacher in water.
  • Maximum 6 students in lesson.
  • For swimmers who can swim 50 metres of freestyle and backstroke unassisted and with correct technique. Swimmers who can swim breaststroke kick 25 metres correctly. Focus is developing correct technique and timing of breaststroke.

Stroke advancement

  • 45-minute swimming lesson.
  • Teacher in water.
  • Maximum 6 students in lesson.
  • For swimmers who can swim breaststroke and dolphin kick for 25 metres correctly. Focus is for swimmers to be able to swim 50 metres breaststroke and have correct alignment, timing and technique. 

Pre-Squad

  • 60-minute swimming lesson.
  • Teacher in and out of water.
  • Maximum 8 students in lesson.
  • This is the final level of Learn to Swim designed to introduce swimmers to the structure and expectations of squad training. For swimmers who can demonstrate 75 metres freestyle and backstroke with correct technique and turns, 50 metres breaststroke with correct alignment and technique and can dolphin kick 50 metres from various positions. On completion, swimmers will have the opportunity to join Artemis Aquatics Swimming Club or SwimFit Squad. 
 

FEE Structure

 

Class Type MGGS Student Non-MGGS Student
Learn to Swim $19.00 / class $22.00 / class
Pre-Squad $19.00 / class $22.00 / class

*Fees will be charged per term and determined by the number of weeks and classes each term.

ABOUT OUR TEACHERS

A virtuous cycle of community

We value the importance of community, and creating a safe, welcoming and friendly environment. A majority of our teaching team are current and former Melbourne Girls Grammar students who share a passion in learning, giving back and caring for their younger sisters and brothers!

We believe that investing in ongoing teacher training and development through our mentoring program and in-house workshops is integral to their enjoyment, support and sense of belonging. Most importantly, we see the benefits of this paid forward in the swimmers taking lessons.

Led by our Head of Aquatics, Brad Harris, this ensures a graduated development pathway from learn to swim classes to our swimming club.

Already know the right class?

Click on the class booking link below to enrol. 

WANT TO GET STARTED?

The first step is to book an assessment with one of our experienced teachers. The assessment ensures that your child is teamed with the most appropriate teacher and class type. To make an appointment, please click on the link below or email Artemis Reception.