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SWIM SCHOOL
TEMPLESTOWE

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Westerfolds Swim School is committed to providing quality swim tuition with an emphasis on stroke technique and development.  Our dedicated instructors are Austswim and Swim Australia qualified, participate and contribute to our in-house training programs and participate in national professional development workshops.  Our instructors have many years of experience and are passionate and committed to the enjoyment and education of all our swimmers.

Our program caters for the nervous beginner to mini squad groups.

Our pool is 12.5 meters in length and has 4 lanes,  with a shallow end of .09 meters (we use a submerged platform for our little kids) and a deep end of 1.2 meters. The pool is heated year round to a toasty 33 degrees.

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baby swim

BABY SWIM

Babies from the age of 6 months love the warm, light and bright environment of our pool.

You can quickly change on a change table beside the pool, hop in and take part in your lesson. Songs, toys, and activities are the way that we make you and your baby feel comfortable in the water over the 30-minute lessons. In a group of 8 babies and ‘carers’, you will see the progression from water babies to independent little swimmers who won’t need you in the pool anymore!

preschool swim

PRESCHOOL SWIM

Now that your child has turned 3 and has gained the necessary confidence to join a class of 4 students and their teacher, you can sit back in the viewing room and watch the fun unfold. The preschool classes are all about water confidence and then gaining the subsequent skills to move independently and most importantly, confidently through the water. Jumping in, dog paddling, facial submersion, blowing bubbles and back floats are what we are looking to see before we start teaching the four main strokes. Limit of 4 children per 30 minute class.

school aged swim

SCHOOL AGED SWIM

Come and join us after school to perfect the 4 main strokes- freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. In addition to the main 4, we will also look at swim and survival skills that include clothed swims and rescue scenarios.

accelerated swim

ACCELERATED SWIM

Nailed the big 4 and wanting more?  Our mini squad levels will teach your children how to do butterfly, tumble turns and racing formats.  Our squad teachers are experienced coaches and will take your child to the next level of swimming.

Questions & Answers

When are the classes?

Infants: 7 days a week between 9am and 12.30 pm

Pre-School age: Sunday to Friday mornings 9 am – 12.30pm , Saturday until 2.30 pm

School age: Monday to Friday afternoon/evening from 4 pm, Saturday until 230 pm and Sunday morning

How many in a class?

Infants: 1 – 8

Pre-School and School aged: 1 – 4

Accelerated Swim (Level 6 and 7) :1- 8

How long do classes run for? 

Infant, preschool and school age classes run for 30 minutes.

Accelerated Swim classes run for 45 minutes and we recommend all students bring along a drink bottle for these classes.

What will my child need for swimming lessons? 

Swim Caps are compulsory for all children over the age of 3. When packing for swimming, please bring along your goggles, bathers, swimming cap and a towel. If you child gets cold easily, we suggest all students wear a tight fitting rash vest and kindly ask for girls to wear a one-piece swimsuit (no bikinis).

What is the cost?

We operate on a  fortnightly direct debit payment system. Our Swim Program is an annual program which commences January and runs through to December (pre Christmas). We do not charge for public holidays.
Please email reception@westerfolds.com.au for more information.

What dates is the program closed? 

Please click here to be taken to our closure dates.

What dates are my debits scheduled for? 

Please click here to be taken to our direct debit dates.

I’m ready to enrol, what should I do now? 

Great news,  to hold a spot for you we will need a completed enrolment and direct debit details. Please note on the forms your preferences for class days and times, we will be in touch to confirm as soon as possible.  This can be done online. 

What are Westerfolds Swim Schools’ terms and conditions? 

We try to keep things as simple as possible, please click here to view our terms and conditions. Once you are enrolled in a class, these will also be viewable in your online account.

I want to be added to the waiting list what should I do?

We run a busy little swim school and at times we cannot accommodate everyone’s time requests. We are happy to add you to our waiting list, please register as a user and enter your children’s details on our website

Do you offer Private Lessons or Adult Lessons? 

Yes we do offer private and adult lessons, however these are on a case by case basis. Please email us for more information.

More Information:

For more information please email us.

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Bubble Pics Photography

Document your child’s precious underwater journey with Bubble Pics.

Take home photography from an annual event held at Westerfolds Templestowe.

Bruce will be at Westerfolds from the  5 December to 11 December 2023

What a great Christmas gift idea for Grandma and Grandpa

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