Give your child a vital skill for life

Kawana Aquatic Centre has two heated pools that are used for learn to swim lessons 7 days a week and in both summer and winter. Our unique 7 level program will ensure that your child will have the best opportunity to develop strong swimming skills and give them the best opportunity to excel in swimming at all different levels. All of our teaching staff are AUSTSWIM qualified and have current blue cards and first aid certificates.

Little Stars

Ages 3-6 Months (Free)

Instructor Ratio: 1:8

FREE baby familiarisation classes & introduction to the aquatic experience.


Ages 6-15 Months

Instructor Ratio: 1:8

Through play and repetition we start to develop water safety skills in these classes.


Ages From 15 Months – 2.5 Years

Instructor Ratio: 1:8

Teachers, parents and infants are starting to work together during class to develop a relationship with the teacher in preparation for the next level. Most importantly we are working hard to ensure safety in the water as well as introducing more swimming based skills.

Level 1

Ages Approx 2.5 yrs – 3.5 yrs

Children who are in this level have either graduated from Squirts or are starting swimming lessons for the first time. We are building on the foundations from previous swimming skills to make safe and happy swimmers. Level 1 is a whole lot of FUN!

Level 2

Ages Approx 3.5 yrs – 4.5 yrs

Now it’s time to start putting it all together. Students in level 2 are required to have the confidence to put their eyes in the water. In this level we are developing and strengthening of freestyle and backstroke.

Level 3

Ages Approx 4 yrs – 6 yrs

Swimming 12.5metres, we are giving students independence to develop and strengthen their
freestyle and backstroke. We do this by keeping the class moving and giving students individual feedback to improve their swimming.

Level 4

Ages Approx 5 yrs – 8 yrs

This is the last level in our Learn to Swim programme before students move into our Junior Squad Programme. Students swim 25 metres freestyle and backstroke and we introduce tumble turns and breastroke.

School Holiday Intensives Block Lessons

If your child is new to a level or is on the cusp of moving up, consider Holiday Block Lessons. Here they have the same teacher and class for five days in a row and they can push the skills they have already developed into the next level. Intensives are also a great opportunity to keep the kids busy over the school holidays. With the same time slot all week it keeps them active and occupied during their time off school.


Are you new to the swim school? If so we recommend booking your child in for a free assessment. Our qualified instructors are able to advise you on the most suitable level for your child. Assessments can be booked morning or afternoons, Monday to Saturday. Level suitability is based on swimming ability rather than age. Babies and toddlers do not require an assessment.

Learning Pathways

Our Learn to Swim program runs year round in our 17m indoor heated pool (32⁰ avg temp). It is an ideal pool for our lessons to be conducted. We offer seven class levels Monday through to Sunday, mornings and afternoons. Our unique seven levels will ensure that your child will have the best opportunity to develop strong swimming skills and give them the best opportunity to excel in swimming at all different levels. Please visit our website for more information on the seven different learn to swim levels.