lEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM


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

  • Monday to Friday 9am-12pm Leisure Pool only
  • Monday to Friday 3.30pm to 6.00pm Indoor Pool lanes and Leisure Pool
  • Saturday 8am-12pm Leisure Pool only
  • Outdoor Pool used during Summer months pm session for stages 10+

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ENROLMENT INFORMATION

July School Holiday Swim School 5 Day Program

Week 1: Monday 4th July - Friday 8th July

Week 2: Monday 11th July - Friday 15th July

NEW ENROLMENT FORM JULY 2022 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

INFORMATION POSTER/ TIMETABLE

TERM 3 ENROLMENT INFORMATION

Re-enrolments

If you are currently enrolled into our Learn to Swim program, you will be eligible to re-enrol for next term during the last week of the current term and on the day of your current lesson.

If you wish to change the day or time of your lesson for next term, you will be able to request this as a preference at re-enrolment time. 

RE-ENROLMENT FORM TERM 3-2022- PDF

TIMETABLE TERM 3-2022

New Enrolments

Open to new applicants during the 2nd week of school holidays prior to the new term. Learn to Swim

Enrolment forms are available to complete online and return with payment details by email to glclts@busselton.wa.gov.au or call down to the centre to enrol.

NEW ENROLMENT FORM TERM 3-2022- PDF

TIMETABLE TERM 3-2022

Infants (6 months - 36 months)

Preschool (3 years - 6 years)

Stages 1 - 15 (6 years and up)

Squads (Stage 8 and up)

Adult Beginner and Stoke Correction

Private Lessons (Disabilities)

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.  

Our 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 www.kidsport.dlgsc.wa.gov.au
  2. Once you're approved, KidSport will send you a voucher code. Please forward this voucher code to glc.lts@busselton.wa.gov.au
  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

Preschool (3 years - 6 years)

Our pre-school curriculum are 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. Squid 3-4yr olds (parents required in water and transition out)
    • Squid (Dads Class – class for dads to attend with there child)
  2. Jellyfish (comparable with stage 1)
  3. Seahorse (comparable 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 weekend 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 seven days a week.

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

Squads

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 have passed stage 8 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

Parents are required to drop off and collect their child from the location of the lesson.

If your child has any medical details please advice your teacher on day 1 of the program.

Parents and carers of children under 12 must remain on pool deck whilst their child is 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. 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.

The swimming fees includes entry into the centre for one parent.

Participants in the swim school receive re-enrolment priority and generally re-enrol in the last week of the swimming term.

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