Why choose our swimming lessons?

YMCA swimming lessons help your child develop healthy habits and safe water practices they’ll carry with them for life.

Swimming strokes such as freestyle and backstroke are an important part of swimming. However it is vital children learn personal survival skills that are able to improve safety not only at the pool but also in other waterways such as rivers, lakes and the ocean. With YMCA Swimming Lessons we challenge students to participate in simulated open water conditions and then to think for themselves about how to transfer these skills to other situations.

Benefits of our program

Your child will also enjoy:

  • Unlimited access to our pools outside of lesson times.

  • Merchandise discounts.

Plus our nationally accredited teachers give you regular feedback on progress, and a certificate after your child completes each level.

Our programs

Preschool (3 - 5 years)

Children grow in confidence, become more independent in the water and start to learn swimming strokes and water safety.

School aged (5 - 12 years)

With an increase in confidence, competence and endurance, children establish a lifelong appreciation for safer activity in the water. The primary program focuses on refinement of swimming stroke techniques, safety and survival skills, and respect for the water.


It is never too late to learn to swim. Beginner, intermediate and advanced adult classes are available. Adult classes cater for all abilities and cultural backgrounds.