School Age Learn to Swim

Stroke technique and water safety is the foundation of our School Age Learn to Swim program for children 5-17 years. Our small class sizes and technique-based curriculum allows our teachers to give individualised feedback to swimmers and cater to their specific needs. 

Our Swim School philosophy is that teaching aquatic skills helps with making good life choices, beginning with important water safety skills. We follow this with creating options for children and adults to experience wider aquatic environments to continue development.

For all timetables and level information, please check the Client Portal here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Learn to Swim team via email:


Stroke technique and water safety is the foundation of our School Age Learn to Swim program. Our small class sizes and technique-based curriculum allows our teachers to give individualised feedback to swimmers and cater to their specific needs. 


In this level, swimmers will be given the opportunity and support to grow their confidence in the aquatic environment. Swimmers will learn how their body moves in the water through fun and engaging activities. Foundational skills such as blowing bubbles, floating and kicking are also taught in this level. A paramount focus of this level is developing water safety knowledge that is essential around the pool, beach and home environment.


In this level, swimmers will further develop the skills and confidence in foundational skills such as floating, body position and movement patterns in the water. Swimmers will be introduced to freestyle and backstroke. Our curriculum model allows swimmers to learn and master individual components of each stroke. Swimmers will focus on head and body position, kick mechanics and basic arm motion. Swimmers will also continue to develop knowledge of water safety in different environments whilst also learning basic rescue skills. 


In this level, swimmers will begin to swim independently. Swimmers will learn to swim efficiently by improving their kicking and body position while also developing strong arm mechanics through freestyle and backstroke drills. Students will also be introduced to breaststroke drills, learning the arm and leg motion. Swimmers will continue to develop their water safety skills, these include treading water, survival backstroke and having an advanced knowledge of water safety skills.


In this level, swimmers will be swimming all four strokes. Swimmers will swim freestyle and backstroke independently for 25 metres while continuing to improve timing and body and head position. Swimmers will swim breaststroke as a complete stroke and drills will emphasise timing and body position. To ensure swimmers are safe in and around different bodies of water, they will learn more advanced rescue techniques. We continue to reinforce knowledge in water safety with fun and educational activities.


In this level, swimmers will refine their freestyle and backstroke technique by learning new drills. We also emphasise increased endurance by building up to swim 50 metres of each stroke. Breaststroke is further refined in this level to ensure swimmers achieve maximum distance per stroke and a greater emphasis is placed on butterfly through drills focusing on proper body and head position.


In this level, swimmers will continue to improve their technique over extended distances such as 75 metre freestyle, 75 metre backstroke and 50 metre breaststroke and 12.5 metre butterfly. Swimmers are introduced to more advanced drills to ensure they maintain efficiency and distance per stroke across all different strokes. Swimmers will further enhance their water safety skills by working up to one minute of treading water, 50 metre survival backstroke as well as improving their knowledge of water safety and rescue techniques.


In this level, swimmers will begin to transition to squad swimming. Swimmers will perform mini sets and be introduced to the language and set design used in our squad program. Swimmers will continue to use a variety of drills to refine technique and correct any individual weaknesses. Swimmers will further develop racing skills including individual medley turns. Swimmers will have a significant understanding of water safety skills, knowledge and rescue techniques.

level 8

This pre-squad level is an aquatic fitness program designed for swimmers aged 8 to 16 years, providing a transition from our learn-to-swim program. The overall aim is to improve fitness, aid well-being and develop stroke technique in a social environment. It can assist those students involved in alternate sports, like football or other aquatic sports, to enhance their strength and endurance, and is the pathway to our invitation only competitive program which commences with our Development Squad.

Where does my child fit in?

School Aged Lessons (5 – 12 years)

Catered for all students at school for ages 5 and above, these classes focus on learning correct stroke mechanics and water safety skills.

Teen Lessons (13 – 17 years)

The MSAC Swim School understands that sometimes the drive to learn swimming comes once participants can voice their concerns and feel more in control of their body. With this in mind we have introduced our Teen Lessons, catering to Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Swimmers this stream is there to refine technique and ensure participants feel supported by their teacher and peers.

MSAC Swim School Program


Swim School Term

Starting from Monday 29 January 2024


30 min $21 per lesson

45 min+ $23 per lesson

Level 8: $70 per fortnight


Monday to Saturday 9am to 12pm

Monday to Friday 4pm – 7pm


30 Aughtie Drive,
Albert Park,
VIC 3206


Enrolment for our Learn to Swim programs is made through our Client Portal. Visit the portal here to make a free account!

Once you have an account, you can view class vacancies, and make and manage your bookings. Via the portal, you can also update any personal details that might change and make fee payments.

If you need any help making an account or enrolling in a program, instructions can be found here.

Enrolment for our Learn to Swim programs is perpetual, with payment made via fortnightly direct debit.

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Prefer to speak to a staff member? Please call +61 3 9926 1555

Register Interest Form – School Age Learn to Swim

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