Aquatic and Fitness

Swim School

Learning to swim is a survival skill for life.

Our multi-award winning learn-to-swim programs teach children and adults swimming and water safety skills in a world-class facility where many of Australia’s top and aspiring athletes train.

Our Teaching Philosophy

Our program teaches a progression of skills in a safe, educational and supportive environment. Our focus is on basic skills being acquired before more difficult skills are taught with an emphasis on 1) water safety and 2) correct technique over a short distance before longer distances are introduced.

Water Safety

Reducing the number of Australian drownings and educating the community on how to be safer in and around water is at the heart of what we do. All our lessons incorporate components of water safety and an entire week is dedicated to water safety each term. During water safety week, participants can practice their survival skills, demonstrate rescues and learn about ways to be Water Smart… and have lots of FUN!

Interactive Parent Portal - SwimDesk

SwimDesk provides our Swim School with the ability to track student assessments and engage with parents in a more effective and interactive manner. 

The online portal provides parents with the ability to keep up to date with their child's progress. Additional resources such as previously achieved certificates, Swim School key dates and continuum levels also live in the parent portal for your convenience. 

SwimDesk is available to all current customers. To create your account, please follow the details provided in the email you will have received from us upon your registration. 

For access to the parent portal please click here

Should you have any questions regarding the parent portal please contact us 

Swim school

Swim school programs

At the AIS, our nationally qualified instructors take care in planning lessons that are fun, challenging and educational. Learning to swim at the AIS will help develop confidence in people of all ages and abilities; from infants to adults, and from beginner to advanced levels.

Infant aquatics
Infant Aquatics

Parents and children (12–36 months) participate together in a fun and interactive environment where they learn water familiarisation and water safety through songs and games.

Pre-school program
Pre-school program

Children’s skills are further developed to include submersion, flotation, mobility and basic stroke development. This increases water confidence, independence and water safety.

School-aged programs
School-aged programs

Learning builds on previous skills, including basic freestyle and backstroke, and advanced technique in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

Swim Fit
Swim Fit

Non-competitive swimming classes for more advanced swimmers who wish to swim for fitness and/or cross-training.

Adult learn to swim
Adult learn-to-swim

Adults are taught to swim by our patient and understanding swim instructors in a safe and non-threatening swimming environment.

Holiday intensive swim program
Holiday Intensive Swim program

Developed to assist in fast-tracking your child’s skills over a short period of time. There are five and ten-day options available to rapidly progress your child’s competency.

Club aquatics
Club Aquatics

Club Aquatics squads provide an opportunity for young swimmers who have completed the learn-to-swim continuum and wish to become competitive swimmers.

Schools swimming
School Swimming

Our 10 day school swimming programme is a great opportunity for your students to learn to swim at the home of Australia's sporting champions.

Find out more or make a booking

To find out more information or make a booking, please contact the Swim School on (02) 6214 1050 or email.