Learn-to-Swim Term Program

Catering for all skill levels, our UQ Sport Kids Learn-to-Swim term program places children into classes according to their swimming ability. There are seven class levels starting at Nursery (6 months - 2.5 years), followed by Nursery Transition (2.5 - 3 years) and progression up to Barracudas (up to 17 years). Swimming classes for kids run for 30 or 45 minutes depending on the class level, and are held daily throughout the school term.

To get the best results for your child, we recommend enrolment into a minimum of two lessons per week with the second lesson each week being half price (valid only for the child that participates in the first lesson).

Term 1 program enrolments are now open! Call us on (07) 3365 6047 to secure your spot.

What are the options?

Bubble Club

The Bubble Club is a free class for babies aged 4 - 6 months. The class is an introduction for parents and babies to water and safety skills through use of games, singing, and playing with toys. This class is also a great way to socialise with other parents that babies are of the same age. Parents participation is required and please be aware that all babies must wear an aqua nappy to lessons.


Introduction for parent and baby to water and safety skills through use of games, singing, and playing with toys to help develop water awareness, confidence and safety in the pool. Infants learn skills such as breathing control, blowing bubbles, kicking, recovering and floating. Parents participation is required and please be aware that all babies must wear an aqua nappy to lessons.

Age: 6 months+
Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:6

Nursery Transition

Eases transition into Level 1. Infants learn skills such as safe entry and exit from the pool, body positioning, kicking, and object retrieval from bottom of the pool. Parent participation is required and if necessary, we ask that infants wear an aqua nappy to lessons.

Age: 2½ years+
Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:4

Level 1

Beginners group that provides your child with water confidence and safety through a structured program while enjoying the water. Your child learns 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+
Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:3

Level 2

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

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

Level 3

Reinforces proficient freestyle and backstroke technique, including bilateral breathing.

Age: Ability assessed
Teacher-Student Ratio: 2:5

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
Teacher-Student Ratio: 2:6


Refinement of all four stroke techniques through drill and progression work. On occasion the class will participate in skills/drills  i.e. tumble turns and diving orchestrated by the UQ Swim Academy. On completion of this level participants are proficient in all four strokes, swimming at least 25 metres. Participants are recommended to join the UQ Swim Academy.

Students are required to bring their own kits. Kits need to include googles, caps, fins and kickboards

Age: Ability assessed
Teacher-Student Ratio: 2:14


  Weekday morning Weekday afternoon & weekends

9 week program (Thursday)

$135 $162
10 week program $150 $180


Get the Details


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

Get in Touch