Learn to Swim Framework

The ultimate goal of the Learn to Swim framework is to help swimmers become confident and competent in the water, and to promote a lifelong love of swimming and aquatic activities.

Our framework begins with Parent and Child classes and progresses through to Level 5 Stroke Development. Each level builds upon the previous stage, introducing new skills and challenges that are appropriate to the swimmer's ability.

We maintain small class sizes to provide a personalised and customised learning experience for each of our students.

Schedule a complimentary 10-minute assessment to determine the most suitable level within our framework for your child's needs.

Parent and Child

Our Parent and Child swimming programs are specifically designed for babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers, and are tailored to extend children in an age-appropriate manner based on their developmental readiness.

Our classes focus on water familiarisation, confidence building, and basic skills development, incorporating toys and songs to create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.

We introduce children to essential skills such as floating, blowing bubbles, submersion, propulsion, and kicking, and provide activities that help them develop their swimming technique and survival skills.

Duration: 30 minutes


Our Beginner Class focuses on building water confidence and promoting independence through encouragement and assistance. We teach essential skills such as:

  • Assisted kicking
  • Breath control
  • Floating
  • Aided jumps

Duration: 30 minutes

Level 1

Level 1 classes are designed for students who are already comfortable and confident in the water. The aim of Level 1 is to further develop their kicking action for freestyle and backstroke, while also introducing basic arm movements. By the end of the level, swimmers will be expected to swim 15m independently. The key skills covered in Level 1 include:

  • Independent kicking for freestyle and backstroke
  • Push and glide independently
  • Basic freestyle and backstroke arms
  • Jump and swim up to 15m unaided

Duration: 30 minutes

Level 2

Level 2 classes are designed for independent and confident swimmers who are ready to learn the foundations of freestyle and backstroke. In Level 2, we focus on teaching body positioning, as well as introducing side breathing. Students will also start to swim longer distances independently. The key skills covered in Level 2 include:

  • Correct body positioning
  • Push and glide independently up to 10m
  • Basic freestyle up to 15m, including the introduction of side breathing
  • Basic backstroke up to 15m

Duration: 30 minutes

Level 3

Level 3 classes focus on stroke technique for freestyle and backstroke, with students being able to swim longer distances. Students will also be introduced to crouch dives and lifesaving backstroke. The key skills covered in Level 3 are:

  • Freestyle with correct body positioning up to 30m
  • Backstroke with correct body positioning up to 30m
  • Introduction to lifesaving backstroke
  • Crouch dives

Duration: 30 minutes

Level 4

In Level 4 classes, we introduce students to breaststroke and diving from a standing position. They will also continue to work on improving their endurance with longer distances for freestyle and backstroke, while continuing to focus on technique. The key skills covered in Level 4 include:

  • Introduction of breaststroke (up to 30m)
  • Introduction of standing dive
  • Continuous freestyle up to 45m
  • Continuous backstroke up to 45m

Duration: 30 minutes

Level 5

Level 5 classes see the introduction of butterfly and tumble turns. Students will continue to improve their endurance with longer distances whilst maintaining technique for freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. The key skills covered in Level 5 are:

  • Introduction of butterfly
  • Introduction of tumble turns
  • Continuous freestyle up to 75m
  • Continuous backstroke up to 75m
  • Continuous breaststroke up to 50m

Duration: 30 minutes

Students who have passed Level 5 can begin Squad training.

Level 6

Pre Squad is an intermediate step for swimmers who are ready to move beyond the Learn to Swim program and start their Squad journey. This program is designed to build on the foundational freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke skills that students have learned in earlier levels. The focus is on refining technique, improving endurance and building swimming fitness.

Duration: 30 minutes

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