About Our Swim School
The Launceston Leisure and Aquatic Centre offers Swim and Survive classes endorsed by the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia and AUSTSWIM. Offered to everyone aged from six months, the classes aim to help participants feel comfortable and confident in a range of aquatic environments.
To accommodate ages and experience, there are three levels of Swim School:
- Wonder: 6 to 36 months
- Courage: 3 to 5 years
- Active: 5 to 14 years
All of our Swim Instructors are Austswim qualified and are trained to teach a variety of different levels. All instructors also hold a current CPR certificate, and trained lifeguards are on pool deck during all lessons.
Classes are $18.00 per lesson and payment is made via direct debit fortnightly. Direct Debits run every second Thursday. Our Swim School runs two weeks in advance, therefore you will need to pay a one or two week pro-rata payment to secure your booking. Launceston Leisure & Aquatic does not charge dishonour fees, but please be aware that your individual financial institution may charge a fee if this payment is dishonoured. Leisure and Aquatic reserves the right to refuse entry if fees have not been paid.
We want your child to be able to practice their skills as much as possible, so all current Swim School Students are welcome to visit the Centre at any time for FREE! This free entry applies to the enrolled student only, the appropriate entry fee must be paid for siblings and friends who are not enrolled. Parents must also pay the appropriate entry fee unless your child is under the age of 6.
Classes are held every week until Friday, 17 December, 2021. Classes run as normal during School Holidays, but not on the following Public Holidays:
Wednesday 24 February - Launceston Cup Day
Monday 8 March - Eight Hours Day
Friday, 2 April - Tuesday, 6 April - Easter Holidays
Sunday 25 April - ANZAC Day
Monday 14 June - Queens Birthday
Thursday 7 October - Launceston Show Day
Monday, 1 November - Recreation Day
If your class falls on one of these days you will not be charged for that class.
It is a condition of entry that all children must be accompanied and actively supervised by a parent or guardian over the age of sixteen while at the Launceston Leisure & Aquatic Centre. Children will not be accepted into lessons if a parent or guardian is absent. Children under 6 years old must have a responsible person within arms reach at all times. If your child is under 3 years we require a parent or guardian over the age of 16 years to be in the water with them during their class. This is for your child’s safety and confidence.
All children learn at a different pace and it is important that children are continually challenged in their lessons. Therefore Swim School students will be assessed weekly and will be given the option to progress to the next class level. Sometimes this means changing the time, day or instructor, but this will be discussed on an individual basis. We aim to have all children in classes that suit their abilities.
All students are to wear appropriate swimwear. We suggest students have their own set of goggles and a swimming cap. T-shirts, wetsuits and other street wear is not permitted. We also recommend against wearing board shorts or rash vests, so your child can move freely in the water. All children that normally wear a nappy are required to wear some form of aqua nappy if swimming in a public facility (Public Health Act 1997). Please ensure that your children are suitably attired for the comfort and safety of all patrons. Our swim school students are also entitled to a 10% discount in our swim shop!
Throughout the calendar year students are entitled to four lessons worth of suspensions. Suspensions can be used for holidays, sickness or for any other circumstance that may arise. We encourage you to use these suspensions if your child is sick. You will not be charged for missed lessons relating to long term medical conditions if you are able to supply us with a medical certificate. You must request a lesson suspension using our Online Suspension Form.
Swim School Direct Debit Payments are ongoing until an Online Cancellation Form is submitted to the Centre.
Please be aware that we are not currently accepting bookings in our 2021 program. Find out about our 2022 program by clicking the link below.
Swim School Information 2022(PDF, 4MB)