Get jetty swim ready Program


Our Get Jetty Swim Ready program is designed for children entering the Busselton Jetty Swim.  This event has a variety of distances and we are offering a program leading up to the event with an open water swimming coach commencing for 3 weeks, starting 9th January. The program consists as follows:

  • Two Squads
  • 2 x 45min Training sessions each week in the outdoor pool

Little Jetty Squad

Catering for children 8-12yrs and are in stage 8 or above.  This squad is ideal if you have entered your children in the Kids Swim or Simon's 500m Shortcut Swim.

Big Jetty Squad

Ideal for children 12yrs and above and adults who have entered the One Mile Swim or the full 3.6km swim either solo or in a 2 or 4 person team.

Enrolments are now open.

Enrolment forms are available to complete online or can be obtained from reception at GLC.

Get Jetty Swim Ready Information

Get Jetty Swim Ready Enrolment Form

january school holiday program


We are offering a variety of swim programs in the month of January with something for everyone. 

Pre-school programs for children 3-6yrs old

  • Program 1: Monday 8th January to Friday 12th January
  • Program 2: Monday 15th January to Friday 19th January

10 Day learn to Swim Program for children 6yrs and above

  • Monday 8th January to Friday 19th January

Stroke Correction Program working on just one particular stroke

  • Two programs available
  • Monday 8th January to Friday 19th January

Enrolments are now open.

Enrolment forms are available to complete online or can be obtained from reception at GLC.

School Holiday Swim Program Information

School Holiday Swim Program Enrolment Form January 2024


Our Learn to Swim Program Timetable changes each term, dependant on the season and enrolments.  The program times are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday 8am-12.30pm Leisure Pool only
  • Monday to Friday 3.00pm to 6.00pm Indoor Pool lanes and Leisure Pool
  • Outdoor Pool NOT in use during winter months

New Enrolments

Open to new applications subject to availability.

Enrolment forms are available to complete online and return with payment details by email to or call down to the centre to enrol.



Term 4 Enrolment Information 


If you are currently enrolled into our Learn to Swim program, you will be eligible to re-enrol for Term 4, from Monday 25 September 2023. 



New EnrolmentsLearn to Swim

Enrolment forms are available to complete online and return with payment details by email to or call down to the centre to enrol.  You will be eligible to enrol for Term 4, from Monday 2 October 2023.



  • Infants (12 months - 36 months)
  • Preschool (3 years - 6 years)
  • Stages 1 - 15 (6 years and up)
  • Squads (Stage 8 and up)
  • Adults, Beginner and Stroke Correction
  • Private Lessons (Special Needs)
  • Holiday Programs

About Us

The Geographe Leisure Centre's offers learn to swim programs for all ages and abilities. Swimming is an important life skill. Our Swim School creates a fun and safe environment to educate our community on water safety and correct swimming techniques. Endorsed by Royal Life Saving our swim instructors are either Austswim or Swim Australia Accredited and hold CPR and WWCC qualifications.  

The learn to swim program runs all year round following the school term. Classes run for 30 minutes and have a maximum of six students per class.

KidSport is a program administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries which makes it possible for eligible children to participate in community sport by offering up to $150 per calendar year towards club fees. GLC’s swim school is a registered KidSport club.

Eligible children must be:

  • Aged between 5 and 18 years of age.
  • Listed on a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card

To use KidSport funding for GLC Swim School you need to:

  1. Apply to KidSport – visit
  2. Once you're approved, KidSport will send you a voucher code. Please forward this voucher code to
  3. Enrol in the GLC Swim School.
  4. Kidsport funding will be applied to your child’s enrolment, as a credit and will be taken off the enrolment fee.

Infants (6 months - 36 months)

Our infant program operates in the mornings and is age based. The Royal Life Saving Infant Aquatics program encourages individual progression in developing aquatic skills suitable to the child's developmental stage. The program is taught with the child dependent on the parent or carer in the water. Infant Aquatics uses songs, games and activities to ensure children experience a variety of skills including entries, floating, breathing and movement.

Little Ducks 1 – 6mth-12mth (offered Term 1, 2 & 4)

Little Ducks 2 – 12mth-18mth

Little Ducks 3 – 18mth-24mth

Little Ducks 4 – 24mth-30mth

Little Ducks 5 – 30mth-36mth

Pre-school (3 years - 6 years)

Our pre-school curriculum is closely aligned to Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive program ensuring students have a seamless transition into our school aged program. Catered to children aged between 3 to 6 years where parent provides out-of-water supervision, the levels are designed to progress students based on their ability rather than age.

The program is divided into five levels, which progress students from water familiarisation through the use of aid and interactive equipment, to advanced teaching of safety, stroke develop and swimming independently without the use of an aid.

On completion of the final level student’s transition into the Swim and Survive program and enrol into stage 3.

  1. Turtle 3-4yr olds (parents required in water and transition out)
  2. Angelfish (equivalent with stage 1)
  3. Seahorse (equivalent with stage 2)
  4. Octopus (between stage 2-3)
  5. Shark (between stage 2-3)

Learn to Swim - Stages 1 to 15

Swim and Survive stages are for children aged 6 years and over and are offered weekday afternoons and mornings. Our School Age Swim School program is Royal Life Saving WA endorsed encompassing swimming strokes such as Freestyle, Backstroke, Survival Backstroke, Breaststroke, Sidestroke and Butterfly. Classes are offered across five days a week.

All assessments are based on the ‘must sees’ set by Royal Life Saving and survival sequences must be completed in a competent manner.


Our program offers three squad levels for the non-competitive swimmer. Our Squads focus on technique, fitness and endurance. Students are taught starts, turns and training drills to increase stroke efficiency.  Entry into Dolphins is for children who are currently in stage 8 and above within the GLC or Education Department swim program.  For new enrolments students start in Dolphin and are progressed when the coach deems them suitable to progress. Classes run for 40 minutes.  Fins & water bottles are required for all squads.

  1. Dolphins - Beginner
  2. Stingray - Intermediate
  3. Eels SquadAdvanced

Adult Lessons

It’s never too late to brush on your swimming skills and water safety. At GLC we offer adult lessons, which include water familiarisation, stroke progression as well as drills to improve technique. Classes are offered morning and afternoons throughout the week.

  1. Adult Beginner
  2. Adult Stroke Correction

Parent Information

All children under the age of 12 years must be dropped off and collected by their guardian at the teacher's table. 

If your child has any medical conditions, please include this information on the enrolment form and advise your teacher on day 1 of the program.

Parents and carers of children under 12 must remain on pool deck and be actively supervising their child whilst in their lesson. If your child is under 5 years of age, they must wear a "Keep Watch Around Water” band and be accompanied by a swimming adult within arm's reach at all times. These bands are available at reception.

All children in the swim school are issued with a scan card for entry purposes.  Please scan in at reception on your way into the centre every week.  Any lost cards please enquire at reception for a replacement card.

Participants in the swim school receive re-enrolment priority of 1 week with new enrolments to follow.  

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