Swimming is a life skill. Enrolling your kids in lessons is all about education and teaching them a skill that one day might save their life.

The sad truth…
Between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015, 271 people drowned in Australian waters. Children under five are the age group that is most at risk of drowning and the majority occur in and around the home, most commonly in home swimming pools.
These statistics are a confronting reminder for parents to be vigilant by remembering a number of simple guidelines:
– Active adult supervision around water
– Making sure home pools are properly fenced
– Taking children to water familiarisation classes and swimming lessons

The good bits…
5 reasons your children should learn to swim:
– Lessons provide your kids with confidence, which is great for self-esteem
– Your child will learn about water safety in and around water
– Swimming is a great way to exercise
– Earlier development of physical skills including hand-eye coordination and muscle tone
– Enhances social and personal skills
Swimming lessons are also extremely beneficial for children over the age of five as it enhances their knowledge of safety around water as well furthering their skills and stroke development.
The good news too is that generally from the age of about three, the parents and carers don’t need to get in the pool. Until then, be the champion that puts your child’s safety first and jump in that pool!

Below are some of the places in Adelaide you can enrol your kids into Learn to Swim programs. Most starting from the age of 6 months right up to squad swimming. Click each venues website for more information.

Swim School at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre

As a South Australian, being by the water is a part of our childhood. From pool parties to picnics on the beach – kids are constantly by the water.
That’s why it’s important for your kids to learn to swim.

When your kids learn to swim at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, they will learn the skills they need to stay safe around the water while making new friends and having loads of fun. As their skills grow, they move through the ranks, tackling bigger and better challenges, and growing their confidence in the water.

Join the thousands of parents across Adelaide who have seen their kids reap the benefits of swimming lessons with Swim Australia certified instructors at Adelaide’s trusted local Swim School.


Salisbury Recreation – Learn to Swim

Learn to swim program incorporates progressive levels combining knowledge, skills and understanding for age appropriate development of water safety and swimming. Our program caters for Infant through to adults.
Belgravia Leisure promotes access and inclusion and is NDIS approved with private lessons available.
Rec SA $100.00 Sports Vouchers are accepted for all school aged children.

Enquire today call 08 8286 0900 or email salisburyrp@belgravialeisure.com.au

Blue Dolphin Swim Centre | Happy Valley

At Blue Dolphin Swim Centre, we know that as a parent you only want the best for your child. This is why we go above and beyond to provide our children with a program that allows them to build life skills, confidence and a feeling of accomplishment.

By enrolling your child into our school you’re giving them this invaluable experience. In return you will receive a sense of pride with each and every achievement they make. This is why our mission statement is “building happy, healthy, confident kids”

We encourage everyone to come and experience our award winning centre for themselves, please contact our friendly team to organise your child’s complimentary session today.
Ph 8322 6566 or email info@bluedolphinswim.com.au


Swimming Lessons at YMCA | Various Locations around Adelaide

The YMCA offer Swimming Lessons at some of the best and largest metro and regional pools in South Australia, including at The Parks Recreation and Sports Centre. For more than 50 years the YMCA has been teaching South Australian’s of all ages to swim, inspiring children to develop a lifelong love of the water. Our lessons are designed for the unpredictability of kids with no lock-in contacts and unlimited access to the pool outside of lesson times, and our dedicated Safety Weeks make learning fun, empowering kids to put their skills to the test through guided exercises.

As an Austswim recognised Swim Lesson Provider, you can rest assured that your child will receive the best aquatic education available with nationally accredited swimming instructors. Visit the website to learn why you should choose the Y.


2020/21 VACSWIM

Enrolments for the 2020/21 VACSWIM program are now open!

The VACSWIM program is a South Australian government funded program for primary school aged children aged 5 – 13 years, providing the fundamentals of water safety, survival skills & basic stroke skills. This year, Royal Life Saving Society SA will deliver our Swim & Survive program at over 60 locations across South Australia. As the largest provider of vacation swimming programs in Australia, we are looking forward to delivering the coming program and providing vital water safety skills to participants.

Bookings can be made by following the link below


For any enquiries, please call our office on (08) 8210 4500.