Swimming Lessons: Learn to Swim

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Learn to swim in Sydney with our adult swimming lessons.

Join Sydney’s premier adult learn to swim school with Sydney Community College and swim with adults of similar ability all striving to improve their swimming skills and enjoyment in the water.

With a focus on small groups and skill development – we offer classes catering for various of levels of competency. From those who are totally unfamiliar with water and cannot swim freestyle at all; to those who have had some swimming experience and want to improve. No upper age limit.

Course content

This course will cover the following topics, but not necessarily in the order given. Parts of the course content may be adapted to suit the needs and abilities of the class.

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

By the end of this course 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.
Other information
  • Please bring a swim cap, goggles and sunscreen (if your class is held during the day). You may also bring a copy of your enrolment confirmation with Sydney Community College.
  • Participants must be 18 years or over.
  • All sport/recreation classes are active and therefore it is your responsibility to bring to the attention of the tutor any physical or health-related impairment that may affect your safety.
  • Please note: It is the mission of Sydney Community College to provide quality, accessible education and training. Our commitment to improve the quality of all courses we offer is on going. This extends to ensuring the safety of all our students to the best of our ability.

For all 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 agenda for many courses involving physical activity starts with an OH&S briefing and/or a warm up and to miss either may create a hazard to you, which might exclude you from participation for the session.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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

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

Course testimonials:

  • said: Tutor were great!

  • said: Student gave 5 stars

  • 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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