Learn-to-Swim Holiday Program

Class sizes are small to ensure children receive maximum supervision and enjoyment. Each class runs for 30-60 minutes and participants can attend every day of the week for all levels. These intensive lessons provide children with ample practice time to develop many new skills and to overcome any hurdles.

Learn-to-Swim classes are held both in the Program Pool and the 25m Pool, with the water heated to 33°C and 29°C respectively, year-round.

Please note: make-up classes are not available for holiday intensive programs. Refunds are provided on presentation of a medical certificate. 

Spring Holiday program enrolments open 19 August!

What are the options?

Level 1

Beginners group that provides child with water confidence and safety through a structured program while enjoying the water. Your child will learn skills such as floating, streamlining off the wall, basic freestyle, object recovery from the bottom of the pool, and safety entries and exits.

Age: 3 years+
Instructor-Student Ratio: 1:3

Level 2

Reinforces swimming foundation skills and development of freestyle and basic backstroke.

Age: Ability assessed
Instructor-Student Ratio: 1:3

Level 3

Reinforces proficient freestyle and backstroke technique, including bilateral breathing.

Age: Ability assessed
Instructor-Student Ratio: 1:4

Level 4

Participants are required to perform proficient freestyle, backstroke and life-saving backstroke. Introduction to breaststroke, starts and finishes for each of the three strokes.

Age: Ability assessed
Instructor-Student Ratio: 1:4


Refinement of stroke techniques through drill and progression work plus tumble turns and diving. On completion of this level participants are proficient in all four strokes, swimming at least 25 metres. Participants are recommended to join the Swim Squad.

Age: Ability assessed
Instructor-Student Ratio: 1:6


This class starts introducing competitive skills and stroke technique drills over longer distances. Medley competitive skills, such as starts, turns and finishes are developed. The goal is to coach the squad to maintain technique over longer distances and increased pace.

Age: Ability Assessed
Instructor-Student Ratio: 1:6


Learn-to-Swim Holiday Intensives**UQ StudentUQ CommPublic
Week 1 (5 days) N/A$135.00$135.00
Week 2 (5 days) N/A$135.00$135.00


Date Day

Week 1: 18 - 22 September

Week 2: 25 - 29 September

Monday - Friday

Monday - Friday




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The University of Queensland, Cnr Union Road and Blair Drive, St Lucia, QLD 4067

UQ Sport Aquatic Centre (27)
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 12:00

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