Learn to swim

The Sports Centre conducts a range of programs and classes which cater to local schools, clubs, and groups.

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La Trobe offers a range of learn to swim programs to La Trobe staff, students and to Bundoora and the surrounding communities.

  • Learn to swim (L2S with LTS) classes cater for primary school aged children from beginners through to competition level.
  • Adult swimming lessons are available for beginners through to advanced swimmers.
  • Water safety program cater to school bookings and focuses on personal safety in and around the water and how to react when someone needs assistance.

L2S with LTS

The Learn to Swim program follows a series of six awards that show your child’s development as they work towards mastering the competitive swimming strokes. All levels also include a water safety component that is reinforced on a weekly basis. All children will receive certificates as they complete and progress through each of the award levels.

Our Program Includes:

· Experienced and Qualified Instructors

· Term Based Swimming lessons

· Complimentary swimming assessment

· Free pool access before and after the lesson for the enrolled student and their parents

· Certificates awarded to all students

· 30 minute lessons

o 60 minute (squad) lessons for children in the higher levels

Adult Learn To Swim

The adult learn swim program aims to teach water confidence and fundamental swimming skills to staff, students and the surrounding community of La Trobe University. Offering Classes for new, beginner and intermediate swimmers. Classes are run in short 6 week blocks so it is easy to make a commitment to learn how to swim or to further develop your technique.

Our Program Includes:

· Experienced and Qualified Instructors

· Small class sizes

· Short program length

· Complimentary swimming assessment

· Free pool access before and after lessons

· 30 minute lessons

o 60 minute lessons available for intermediate swimmers

Water Safety Program

Designed to achieve the goals of the Victorian Water Safety Certificate in Water Safety Knowledge, Swimming Competency, Continuous Survival Sequence and Rescue Skills. This program is specifically designed for school groups to improve water confidence and safety knowledge of their students through a series of lessons to level required by the certificate and beyond. Bronze Medallion courses are also available for teachers and students.

Our Program Covers:

· Personal water safety knowledge

· Swimming and survival stroke competency

· How to survive in open water

· Rescue skills

· Lifejacket awareness and competency

Our program is delivered by qualified swimming instructors with a range of experience as Swimming Teachers, Lifeguards, and Surf Lifesavers.

Enquires

For all enquiries please contact Alistair Davis, Administration Officer (Aquatics and Programs)