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Swim school

Swimming is an integral part of the Australian lifestyle. Many of our activities are based in or around water and it is important all children understand the fundamentals of water safety.

The earlier children learn to swim, the more they will enjoy their time in the water.

Swimming is great for fitness, strength, fun and supports all round health benefits in both children and adults. The Happy Hubert Swim School begins from the age of three. Our instructors are fully qualified and experienced.

Swim school levels

Our swim school has 6 levels. Children need to complete all the skills required in each class before progressing to the next level.

Level 1 Starfish: the goal for each child to complete during this level is as follows.

  • Face in the water
  • Blow bubbles
  • Star float on front
  • Star float on back
  • 3m assisted torpedo

Lesson duration is 30 minutes. A maximum of 4 students per lesson in the learners pool. $171 per 9 week term.

Level 2 Seahorse: the goal for each child to complete during this level is as follows.

  • 5m Torpedo
  • 10m Freestyle arms
  • 5m Backstroke arms
  • Duck dive to recover a submerged object in waist deep water

Lesson duration is 30 minutes. A maximum of 5 students per lesson in the learners pool. $171 per 9 week term.

Level 3 Stingray: the goal for each child to complete during this level is as follows.

  • 15m Freestyle with breathing
  • 15m Backstroke with continuous arms
  • 15m Breaststroke kick

Lesson duration is 30 minutes. A maximum of 5 students per lesson in the shallow end of 50m pool. $171 per 9 week term.

Level 4 Seal: the goal for each child to complete during this level is as follows.

  • 25m Freestyle with bilateral breathing
  • 25m Backstroke
  • 25m Breaststroke

Lesson duration is 30 minutes. A maximum of 5 students per lesson in the shallow end of 50m pool. $171 per 9 week term.

Level 5 Dolphin: the goal for each child to complete during this level is as follows.

  • 50m Freestyle
  • 50m Backstroke
  • 50m Breaststroke
  • 15m Dolphin kick
  • Introduction to tumble turns
  • Introduction to diving

Lesson duration is 45 minutes. A maximum of 6 students per lesson in the shallow end of 50m pool. $171 per 9 week term.

Level 6 Swordfish: the goal for each child to complete during this level is as follows.

  • 100m Freestyle
  • 100m Backstroke
  • 100m Breaststroke
  • Tumble turns with correct technique
  • Diving with correct technique

Lesson duration time is 45 minutes. A maximum of 6 students per lesson in the shallow end of 50m pool. $171 per 9 week term.

Term 4 2022 bookings

If you are interested in joining the swim school in Term 4 2022 please fill out the enquiry form below. A staff member will be in touch with you in September 2022 to make a booking.

Private lessons

At Marion Outdoor Pool we offer small group sizes for effective learning. However, at times there may be the need to have a private lesson to help assist a child's learning development.

Private Lessons can assist a child:

  • To build confidence when they are reluctant to be in a group environment in the swim school program.
  • To work on a specific skill that will develop their swimming ability.
  • To maximize their learning potential and help maintain focus.

We offer two options for our private Lessons;

  • A casual lesson with a qualified instructor
  • Ongoing weekly lessons with a qualified instructor

Please note that private lessons are organised for specific days and times and are subject to instructor availability. Lessons are 30 minutes at a cost of $40 per child.

Inquire by contacting reception on 8375 6868 or swimcentre@marion.sa.gov.au for more details.


Adult swim lessons

It is natural to feel nervous about starting lessons as an adult for the first time. At Marion Outdoor Pool we hold adult swim lessons as a group or in a private lesson to help you on your swimming journey.

When joining as a beginner we help you to develop confidence in the water and take gradual steps towards swimming. As an immediate or advanced swimmer we help to refine your stroke. All our lessons are 45 mins and are self paced to your ability.

Inquire about our Adult lessons by contacting reception on 8375 6868 or swimcentre@marion.sa.gov.au.