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Kids Swimming Lessons

Fun, friendly and safe. Lessons for Perth kids 2 – 17 years in Mount Claremont

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Specially designed kids programs to develop confident, capable swimmers.

From toddlers to teenagers and beyond, HBF Stadium Swim School provides a secure, enjoyable, and encouraging environment for kids at every stage of their swimming journey. We are committed to fostering a positive atmosphere with an emphasis on safety, ensuring that even the youngest participants feel comfortable and secure in the water.

With a focus on flexibility, our low class ratios provide an optimal learning experience to develop skills and confidence in the water. Whether a beginner or an advanced swimmer, our Swim School provides an inclusive and supportive space for everyone to thrive. 

Why HBF Stadium Swim School is a good choice for Perth’s children

  • Continuous program

  • Low class ratios ensuring maximum learning

  • Range of class times

  • Pools heated to 27°C

  • Aqua-aerobics

    Deep water venue

  • Free swim assessment available

  • AUSTSWIM endorsed swim school logo

    Austswim recognised member

  • Royal Lifesaving WA endorsed swim school logo

    Royal Life Saving endorsed school

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Swim school classes

Select a class type to access information and details about each level.

 

    Pre-school

    Toddlers & pre-school

    2-5 years

    These classes are all about establishing children's familiarity of the water by practising paddle hands, leg kicks, floating and safe entry and exit from the water. As the class progresses, focus moves to unassisted skills and the development of water treading and the freestyle stroke.  View our tips to assist your toddler or preschooler take to the water here.

    Select a level to see more details

    • Toddlers

      Toddlers

      Children enrolled in our toddlers lessons develop their independence as begin their familiarisation to the water. Classes are centered on physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. 

      View tips to assist your toddler take to the water here.

      Class duration 30mins
      Single class rate $20.70
      Children per class Max. 2

      Class times

      Monday - Saturday
      9:00am - 12:00pm

      What they learn in Toddlers

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Back float and body rotation

      • Blow bubbles

      • Jump from pool side

      • Safely enter and exit water

      • Paddle hands and kick legs

    • Pre-school Level 1

      Pre-school Level 1 - Beginner

      Children enrolled in our pre-school lessons develop their independence as they start to become more familiar in the water. Classes are centered on physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.  

      View tips to assist your preschooler take to the water here.

      Class duration 30mins
      Single class rate $20.70
      Children per class Max. 2

      Class times

      Monday - Saturday
      9:00am - 12:00pm

      Monday - Thursday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Friday
      3:30pm - 5:00pm

      What they learn in Pre-school Level 1

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Safe water entry and exit

      • Float or glide backward and recover

        10 sec float

        With floatation aid

      • Water safety sequence

        Confident entry and exit from water. Float for 10–15 secs with floatation aid.

      • Open eye underwater

        Identify object

      • Submerge

        Waist deep

      • Glide forward and recover

        Waist deep

        Streamlined hold for 5 sec

      • Exhale in water

        Face in

    • Pre-school Level 2

      Pre-school Level 2 - Water Discovery

      Students are confident submerging and going under water and will build on skills with minimal assistance and support from teachers. They will learn how to float independently, roll to take a breath and be introduced to freestyle arms with underwater reach and pull.

      View tips to assist your preschooler take to the water here.

      Class duration 30mins
      Single class rate $20.70
      Children per class Max. 2

      Class times

      Monday - Saturday
      9:00am - 12:00pm

      Monday - Thursday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Friday
      3:30pm - 5:00pm

      What they learn in Pre-school Level 2

      Swim strokes

      • Freestyle

        Swim 5m

        Face submerged

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Scull and tread water

        Basic hand and leg action

      • Water safety sequence

        Glide forward and recover to standing position. Float for 30 secs with floatation aid. Be pulled to safety.

      • Glide forward and kick 3m

        Horizontal body position

        Face in. Streamline, torpedo, flutter kick.

      • Glide backward

        Kick for 3m and recover

        Arms by side.

    • Pre-school Level 3

      Pre-school Level 3 - Preliminary

      This level focuses on building on strokes, introducing basic freestyle breathing, the breaststroke kick and dolphin kick.

      View tips to assist your preschooler take to the water here.

      Class duration 30mins
      Single class rate $20.70
      Children per class Max. 2

      Class times

      Monday - Saturday
      9:00am - 12:00pm

      Monday - Thursday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Friday
      3:30pm - 5:00pm

      What they learn in Pre-school Level 3

      Swim strokes

      • Breaststroke

        Swim 5m

        On back (with board).

      • Freestyle

        Swim 10m

        Breathing - with flutter kick, no catch up.

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Demonstrate survival sculling

        On back

      • Water safety sequence

        Glide and swim 10m. Recover to upright position. Support body in upright position and signal distress.

      • Demonstrate forward roll

        Basic

      • Glide backward and kick 5m

        Waist deep

        Streamlined torpedo position with flutter kick.

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    School age

    School age - Level 1 - 7

    5 + years

    Classes focus on stroke technique across freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. Later stages introduce survival strokes, butterfly stroke and elements of competitive swimming including diving and endurance in preparation for squad levels. 

    Select a level to see more details

    • Level 1

      Level 1 - Beginner

      This beginner level is focused on water familiarisation and building confidence. Students will learn breath control, submersion, flotation and exploration of body position in the water.

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $20.70
      Children per class Max. 2

      Class times

      Monday - Thursday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Friday
      3:30pm - 5:00pm

      Saturday
      9:00am-12:00pm

      What they learn in Level 1

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Glide forward and recover

        Waist deep

        Streamlined hold for 5 secs.

      • Open eyes under water

        Identify object

      • Float or glide backward and recover

        10 sec float

        Floatation aid acceptable.

      • Submerge

        Waist deep

      • Water safety sequence

        Confident entry and exit from water. Float for 10–15 secs with floatation aid.

      • Safe water entry and exit

      • Exhale in water

        Face in

    • Level 2

      Level 2 - Water Discovery

      Students are confident submerging and going under water and will build on skills with minimal assistance and support from teachers. They will learn how to float independently, roll to take a breath and be introduced to freestyle arms with underwater reach and pull.

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $20.70
      Children per class Max. 2

      Class times

      Monday - Thursday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Friday
      3:30pm - 5:00pm

      Saturday
      9:00am-12:00pm

      What they learn in Level 2

      Swim strokes

      • Backstroke

        Swim 5m

      • Freestyle

        Swim 5m

        Face submerged

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Scull and tread water

        Basic hand and leg action

      • Glide backward

        Kick for 3m and recover

        Arms by side.

      • Glide forward

        Kick 3m

        Horizontal body position. Face in. Streamline, torpedo, flutter kick.

      • Water safety sequence

        Glide forward and recover to standing position. Float for 30 secs with floatation aid. Be pulled to safety.

    • Level 3

      Level 3 - Preliminary

      This level focuses on building on strokes, introducing basic freestyle breathing, the breaststroke kick and dolphin kick.

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $18.60
      Children per class Max. 4

      Class times

      Monday - Thursday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Friday
      3:30pm - 5:00pm

      Saturday
      9:00am-12:00pm

      What they learn in Level 3

      Swim strokes

      • Backstroke

        Swim 10m

      • Breaststroke leg action

        Swim 5m

        On back (with board)

      • Freestyle

        Swim 10m

        Breathing - with flutter kick, no catch up.

      • Survival Backstroke

        Swim 10m

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Water safety sequence

        Glide and swim 10m, recover to upright position. Support body in upright position and signal distress.

      • Demonstrate forward roll

        Basic

      • Demonstrate survival sculling

        On back

      • Glide backward and kick 5m

        Waist deep

        Streamlined torpedo position with flutter kick.

    • Level 4

      Level 4 - Water Awareness

      Classes focus on stroke technique across freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke.

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $18.60
      Children per class Max. 6

      Class times

      Monday - Thursday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Friday
      3:30pm - 5:00pm

      Saturday
      9:00am-12:00pm

      What they learn in Level 4

      Swim strokes

      • Backstroke

        Swim 10m

        With flutter kick and correct hand entry.

      • Breaststroke

        Swim 5m

        Basic

      • Freestyle

        Swim 15m

        Regular breathing - flutter kick, no catch up.

      • Survival Backstroke

        Swim 10m

        Below water arm recovery

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Scull head first on back

        Without leg action

      • Water safety sequence

        Swim and survival scull for 60 secs. Grasp object and be pulled to safety.

      • Recover an object

        Chest deep

        Swim in deep water (only 15m distance).

      • Swim in deep water

    • Level 5

      Level 5 - Water Sense

      Classes focus on stroke technique across freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke and introduce learning to dive.

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $18.60
      Children per class Max. 6

      Class times

      Monday - Thursday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Friday
      3:30pm - 5:00pm

      Saturday
      9:00am-12:00pm

      What they learn in Level 5

      Swim strokes

      • Breaststroke

        Swim 15m

        Symmetrical leg action.

      • Freestyle

        Swim 25m

        Correct technique

      • Backstroke

        Swim 15m

        Correct techniqu

      • Survival backstroke

        Swim 15m

        Symmetrical leg action.

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Demonstrate surface dive

        Shoulder deep

        Recover and object.

      • Water safety sequence

        Step in entry. Scull for 60 secs using survival and horizontal sculling, keeping face above water. Grasp thrown floatation aid and swim for 60 secs. Be pulled to safety.

    • Level 6

      Level 6 - Junior

      Classes focus on stroke technique across freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. This will introduce survival strokes and elements of competitive swimming including diving. 

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $18.60
      Children per class Max. 6

      Class times

      Monday - Thursday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Friday
      3:30pm - 5:00pm

      Saturday
      9:00am-12:00pm 

      What they learn in Level 6

      Swim strokes

      • Backstroke

        Swim 25m

        Correct technique.

      • Freestyle

        Swim 50m

        Correct technique.

      • Breaststroke

        Swim 25m

        Correct technique.

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Demonstrate dive entry

        Shoulder deep

      • Water safety sequence

        Dive entry into deep water. Rotation of tucked body keeping face above water. Swim slowly for 3 mins using 2 survival strokes. Grasp thrown aid and kick to safety.

    • Level 7

      Level 7 - Intermediate

      Classes focus on stroke technique across freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. This will introduce survival strokes and elements of competitive swimming including diving and endurance training. 

      Class duration 30 mins
      Single class rate $18.60
      Children per class Max. 8

      Class times

      Monday - Thursday
      3:30pm - 5:30pm

      Friday
      3:30pm - 5:00pm

      Saturday
      9:00am-12:00pm

      What they learn in Level 7

      Swim strokes

      • Swim 150m - continuous

        Correct technique

        Backstroke 25m, breaststroke 50m, freestyle 50m, survival backstroke 25m

      Survival and safety techniques

      • Scull feet first on back

        Sculling hand action

      • Demonstrate eggbeater kick

        Alternating leg action

      • Water safety sequence

        Enter water using compact jump. Swim slowly for 4 mins using 2 survival strokes.

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    Squads

    Squads - Junior, Intermediate, Senior

    For swimmers who have passed Level 7

    With Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels, our squad program is designed to refine technique, test endurance, increase fitness and develop rescue skills. These levels introduce butterfly, use of a pace clock, starts and turns with a competition focus, resuscitation training and simulated rescue situations. 

    Select a level to see more details

    • Junior Squad

      Squads - Junior Squad

      Continue to develop freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Learn the basis of dive starts, tumble turns and the use of a pace clock.

      Class duration 45mins
      Single class rate $18.60
      Children per class Max. 12

      Class times

      Monday – Friday
      3:30pm – 5:00pm

      Saturday
      9:00am - 12:00pm

      What they learn in Junior Squad

      Swim strokes

      • 25m Butterfly

      • 4 x 50m kick

        At 2.00

      • Freestyle tumble turns

        Basic proficiency

      • Dive starts

        Basic proficiency

      • 4 x 50m freestyle

        At 1.15

      • 4 x 50m breaststroke

        At 1.30

      • 4 x 50m backstroke

        At 1.30

      Survival and safety techniques

      • During safety skills weeks

        Age appropriate

    • Intermediate Squad

      Squads - Intermediate squad

      Show competency in all four strokes. Introduction to breaststroke turns, breaststroke split stroke and backstroke turns. Swimmers are encouraged to swim twice per week to develop endurance and speed.

      Class duration 45 mins
      Single class rate $18.60
      Children per class Max. 15

      Class times

      Monday - Friday
      3:30pm - 5:00pm

      Saturday
      9:00am - 12:00pm

      What they learn in Intermediate Squad

      Swim strokes

      • Backstroke turns

        Basic proficiency

      • 4 x 100m freestyle

        At 2.30

      • 50m butterfly

      • Breaststroke and split stroke turns

        Basic proficiency

      • 4 x 50m breaststroke

        At 1.20

      • 4 x 50m backstroke

        At 1.20

      • 6 x 50m kick

        At 1.45

      Survival and safety techniques

      • During safety skills weeks

        Age appropriate

    • Senior Squad

      Squads - Senior squad

      The main objective of this squad is stroke development and greater emphasis on improving endurance. The consolidation of more advanced skills and individual medley are introduced.

      Class duration 45 mins
      Single class rate $18.60
      Children per class Max. 15

      Class times

      Monday - Friday
      3:30pm - 5:00pm

      Saturday
      9:00am - 12:00pm

      What they learn in Senior Squad

      Swim strokes

      • 4 x 100 freestyle

        At 2.10

      • 4 x 100m breaststroke

        At 2.20

      • 4 x 100m backstroke

        At 2.20

      • Proficient in all turns

      • 200m Individual medley

        Continuous

      Survival and safety techniques

      • During safety skills weeks

        Age appropriate

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    Carnival & Advanced Senior Squads

    School Carnival Swim Squad

    For swimmers Level 5 or above

    For many swimmers, a school swimming carnival is the first time they have ever swum in a race or the first time they have swum at the venue. This squad will teach swimmers how to participate in a race to achieve their personal best and reduce the nerves often involved in participating in a race for the first time.

    Advanced Senior Squad

    13+ years

    Our Advanced Senior squad is suitable for high school aged students and focuses on fitness and technique development in a non-competitive environment. 

    Select a level to see more details

    • Advanced Squad

       Sessions focus on fitness and technique in a non-competitive environment.

      Class duration 60 mins
      Single class rate $18.60
      Children per class Max. 15

      Class times

      Tuesday & Thursday
      5:00pm – 6:00pm

      Friday
      4:00pm – 5:00pm

      What they learn in Advanced Squad

      Swim strokes

      • Technique refinement

      • Non-competitive

      • Build fitness

      Survival and safety techniques

      • During safety skills weeks

        Age appropriate

    • Carnival Squad

       Sessions focus on race starts and diving off the block, relay changeovers and stroke development.

      Class duration 45mins
      Single class rate $18.60
      Children per class Max 8

      Class times

      Tuesday & Thursday

      7:15am – 8:00am

      What they learn in Carnival Squad

      Swim strokes

      • Relay changeovers

      • Dive starts

      • Stroke development

      • Speed work

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Learn more about HBF Stadium Swim School’s program below.

    • Please speak with the swim school team.

      Note children can be enrolled into morning swim school from the age of 2 years, without a parent in the water while watching on pool deck. Every effort is made to schedule classes for siblings at the same time, or as close as possible.

      Young siblings and babies can also be on the pool deck as long as they are adequately supervised by an adult.  Prams can be brought on to the pool deck if necessary – always use the brakes.

      If a cancellation is required then this will be done at no cost.

    • HBF Stadium Kids Swimming Lessons are a continuous program with progressive development. Your child will swim continuously over the year including most school holiday periods. Assessment will be ongoing, with certificates awarded when your child has achieved their skills relevant to their stage. This means you won’t need to wait until the end of the term for your child to move up to the next level.  

      Classes are held weekly with your fees debited from your account on a weekly basis. Once you are enrolled, you will not be required to re-enrol again, unless you withdraw your enrolment and decide to re-join the program at a later date. 

    • Kids swimming lessons at HBF Stadium are continuous with a six week break in the December/January school holidays. Classes will continue weekly at all other times throughout the year. An intensive Holiday Swim program runs during the December/January holidays.  
    • Yes, your child can commence their swimming lessons at any time. Enrolment is done online via our Customer Portal.

      A step by step guide of how to access the customer portal and enrol can be found here.

    • If your preferred class is showing 'full capacity' in our online booking please contact Swim School staff directly on (08) 9441 8227 for alternate options. 
    • Please bring bathers, towel and goggles. All equipment is provided. 
    • One on one (1:1) private swimming lessons are available for kids at HBF Stadium subject to availability.

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