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Learn to swim with our adult swimming lessons in Sydney.

Join one of Sydney's leading adult swimming schools with Sydney Community College. Learn to swim with adults of similar ability, as you gain confidence, improve your swimming style and enjoy being in the water.

With a focus on small groups and skill development, our adults learn to swim lessons cater to various levels of competency, from those who are unfamiliar with water and cannot swim freestyle at all, to those who have had some swimming experience and want to improve.

Course outcomes

By the end of our adults learn to swim lessons you will have:

  • gained confidence in the water
  • become familiar and comfortable in deep water
  • learned to swim freestyle in shallow and deep water for short distances 
  • learned and practised safety strategies - floating and treading water
  • After you finish these swimming lessons, you may wish to develop your stroke with our Swimming Lessons - Stroke Development

Ideal for

  • Any adult who would like to learn to swim
  • Adults who are unfamiliar with water and cannot swim freestyle at all
  • Those with some swimming experience who want to improve

Course content

These adults swimming lessons will cover the following topics, but not necessarily in the order given. Some course content may be adapted to suit the needs and abilities of the class.

  • Learn to move through the water using a kickboard
  • Learn and practice breathing techniques
  • Learn arm technique, incorporating stroke with kicking and breathing
  • learn to float on the back (assisted)
  • Swim 20 meters freestyle
  • Swim freestyle with breathing, increasing distance with rests
  • Increase distance freestyle without rests - treading water
  • Swim in deeper water (1.5 to 2.0 metres) - familiarisation and practice

Please bring:

  • Swimsuit, swim cap, goggles, towel and sunscreen (if your class is during the day).
  • A copy of your enrolment confirmation.

Other information

  • Participants must be 18 years or over.
  • The course fee does not include the cost of the pool entry
  • All sport/recreation classes are active, and therefore you must bring to the attention of the tutor any physical or health-related impairment that may affect your safety.
  • For all short courses involving physical activity, you must arrive before the published course commencement time, or the tutor may refuse to admit you into the session. The schedule for many short courses involving physical activity starts with an OH&S briefing and a warm-up; to miss either may create a hazard to you, which might exclude you from participation in the session.
  • Please note: It is the mission of Sydney Community College to provide quality, accessible education, and training. Our commitment to improving the quality of all courses we offer is ongoing and extends to ensuring the safety of all our students. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor of any physical impairment that might impact participation in the course.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Great reasons to enrol in a short course with us

Small classes

A personal approach means quality learning, so you can enjoy plenty of interaction with your instructor and the chance to ask questions.

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Our short courses & workshops get straight to the point, providing the skills you need with minimal commitment of your precious time.

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Enrol online 24/7 with a safe, convenient 3-step process, and you can change your mind up to 7 days before class starts.

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Our educators bring first-hand experience and knowledge, with up-to-the-minute practices from diverse industries.

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  • said: The instructors are most helpful and professional. I thoroughly enjoyed each lesson. However, the timetable could be more flexible. When 2 weeks notice is given for rescheduling a class, the result is no option for changing or rescheduling a lesson or no makeup lesson option. As a full time professional, I find timetable and policy for rescheduling lessons rigid.

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