Mainstream Learn-To-Swim

Mainstream Learn-to-Swim Program

At Little Heroes we believe in teaching swimming for relaxation, not frustration! Our small classes – a maximum of just two students-per-instructor for Beginner swimming lessons – and a personalised approach, enable our teachers to stimulate each student with different activities aimed at developing their swimming skills and having fun.

At around three years and over, more independent children are ready to transition to our Learn To Swim classes. Held in small groups with highly qualified, friendly instructors, we teach more than just swimming strokes, we aim to equip children with life saving skills. Placing a strong emphasis on survival and drowning prevention, our teachers personally focus on each student in a holistic, stress-free setting that builds confidence and an understanding of the water. We want kids to relax and enjoy being safer in all water environments, from the bathtub to the pool to the beach.

Students progress through 7 levels learning freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and Little Heroes’ famous ‘Flip Swimming’ program. This relaxed recovery stroke enables the swimmer to rest from freestyle and to be able to swim for longer. The stroke also aids in getting balance and a feel of the water.

Duration: 30 mins

Squad Program
Little Heroes’ non-competitive squad program is designed for advanced students who are competent in the four strokes and can swim 50m. Squad lessons take place either at the pool or at the beach rock pools, with a focus on developing students’ motivation, fitness, endurance and – above all – having fun!

Duration: 30 mins to 1 hour

Students 8 years and over can also attend our one-of-a-kind beach side surf safety program, SurfSquad, developed by Little Heroes’ surf safety expert and Ocean Water Coordinator, Barney Quinlan.

As a registered charity, Little Heroes’ profits from our mainstream Learn To Swim programs subsidise swimming lessons for ‘little heroes’ with physical, intellectual or developmental disabilities, behavioural issues or a mix of these. Meet some of our Heroes and learn more about What We Do.

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 CLASS DETAILS                          

Term Block paid upfront
$30.00 per lesson
2ND CHILD $27.00 per lesson
3RD CHILD $24.00 per lesson

$25.00 per lesson

1 Instructor : 2 Students
1 Instructor : 3 Students
1 Instructor : 5 / 5 / 6 Students
1 Instructor : Up to 10 Students

Term Sessions Available For 2017:
*Prince Alfred Park –
*ABC, The Domain – Tue Am + PM
Royal Rehab, Putney – Mon PM
Icebergs, Bondi – Wed PM, Fri PM
Kincoppal, Rose Bay – Sun AM
*only available Terms 1 & 4

Term 1 Dates:
30 JAN – 9 APR
Term 2 Dates:
24 APR – 2 JUL
Term 3 Dates:
17 JUL – 24 SEP
Term 4 Dates:
9 OCT – 17 DEC