How much do swimming lessons cost?

We want each and every child to enjoy swimming lessons. This why try to make our fees as competitive as possible. Lessons fees can be paid upfornt, via a fortnightly Direct Debit Agreement or by using OPENPAY. Wagga Swim School run a perpetual enrolment (fees payable in 10 week blocks). Wagga Swim School will not run lessons on Public Holidays, July school holidays and over the Christmas and New Year period (customers fees will be reduced for the weeks that we are closed).

How do i enrol my child into swimming lessons?

Enrolling is easy!!! Please email us at info@waggaswimschool.com.au, call us on 02 69 717 750 or pop in to see us at 51 Trail Street, Wagga Wagga and we can discuss options. We provide FREE swimming lesson assessments for all children where required.

When can my child start swimming lessons?

Babies can start lessons as early as 4 months old in our Bubs classes.

Do i need to be in the water with my child?

Children attending our Bubs ( 4 months to 3 years) classes require an adult to be in the water for the duration of their swimming lesson.

Why should i enrol my child in swimming lessons?

Drowning is the greatest cause of accidental death for young children in Australia. International research has found that participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4 years.

In addition, early research in Australia indicates that children who learn how to swim at a young age have physical, social, intellectual and language development advantages compared to the non-swimmers.

How do i know what level my child is?

Wagga Swim School offer FREE swimming ability assessments. These can be arranged by contacting us.

What do i need to bring to my child's lesson?

All children need to bring swim wear & towel.

Children who are not toilet trained MUST wear a swimming nappy.

Swimming caps must be worn in all lessons except our Bubs classes.

Swimming goggles are optional.

Should i only do swimming lessons in the summer?

No, our learn-to-swim program runs continuously during the four school terms and we run Intensive Programs during the school holidays.

There are significant benefits from a continuous swim learning process, including health and well-being, physical development, self-confidence and teamwork.

We strongly believe that, in order for the learn to swim program to be successful for your child; they should participate on a continuous basis to ensure skill development on a consistent basis.

When will my child progress to the next level?

Your child’s progress is continually monitored by their instructor throughout their lessons and full assessments are completed prior to re enrolments for each block of lessons.

You can find your child's progress on your portal.

You will be notified if your child has progressed to the next level and any class changes will be discussed with you.

Please remember that all children progress differently and are instructors are trained to know exaclty when each child is ready to move to the next level.

How long does it take to Learn to Swim?

Swimming is a lifelong skill, and that takes years to master. Children really do learn at very different rates and have different strengths and weaknesses so it is impossible to say how long it should take for your child to be safe, and swimming well. Remember, if you have any concerns about your child’s progress, talk to our administration staff and chat about progress and tips. But please remember to reward little improvements you see, be patient and expect some plateaus, where skills stagnate and some peaks, where skills rapidly progress.

What do i do if my child has plateaud?

It is a normal part of learning to plateau and to not see significant improvements for some part of your child's swimming learning career.

These plateaus are usually followed by periods of intense skill acquisition, where the child swims out of their skin, so it is a case of ebbs and flows.

Don't pressure your child at this stage, remain calm and happy and keep coming to your regular lesson, it will soon pass.

If you are concerned about the plateau, speak to our administration staff and make a plan of action together.

What if my child doesn't like swimming?

Swimming is a life saving skill that is essential in Australia, being surrounded by water, so it's important to help your child to understand that swimming is a skill that must be learned.

Approach swimming lessons with a sense of fun and enjoyment, and talk about the fun things they will do in the class.

Give lot's of pool side encouragement during the lessons, lots of 'good jobs' and thumbs up go will help. And brag about their amazing achievements to family and friends.

Confidence is the key. With over 302 preventable drownings in Australia the year 2008/09, mostly in rivers, it is so important that children under 5 are taught to swim and survive.

What do i do if my child is sick?

Children with contagious illnesses are much better off staying home and resting up.

In the case of gastrointestinal infections, please keep your swimmer out of the water until they are well for at least 7 days.

Swimming will not cause more illnesses as the pool water is one of the most sterile environments you can enter, however illnesses can be spread through contact, so to avoid the spread of illnesses please encourage your sick children to stay home and away from any group activities.

Make Up lessons can be arranged through our Customer Portal.