Swimming lessons


Benefits of lessons at Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre:

  • Join anytime, all year round!

  • Our program caters for all ages and experiences - from 6months, to squad, to adult classes

  • Free unlimited access to use the aquatic faciltilies outside of lesson times*

  • Lessons run 48 weeks of the year, ensuring continuous learning and progression

  • Easy fortnightly direct debit payments

  • Cancel any time (two weeks' notice to cancel)

  • Merchandise discounts

  • Continuous assessments and feedback by our experienced on-deck supervisors

  • Flexible class times available, and the ability to change classes/level/time all year around

  • Nationally accredited swimming instructors

* Adults don't receive free access to the pools outside of lesson times.


Programs for all ages

Infants (from six months)

A carer (parents, grandparents, relative, friend) supports the child in the pool, providing a special bonding opportunity. Together they will learn to explore, build confidence, and enjoy the water; tailored activities will work towards supporting their individual development. Infants will learn to control breathing, floating, paddling and propulsion. 

Preschool (3 years +)

Children grow in confidence and become more independent in the water. Parents are gradually transitioned out of the pool and children start to participate on their own. Children start to learn swimming strokes.

School aged (5 years +)

With an increase in confidence, strength and endurance, children establish a lifelong appreciation for safer activity in the water. The school aged program focuses on refinement of swimming stroke techniques, safety and survival skills, and respect for the water.


It is never too late to learn to swim! Beginner and intermediate adult classes are available. Adult classes cater for all abilities and backgrounds.

Beginner adult swimming lessons are held in our indoor 20-metre pool focusing on kicking, breathing and comfort in the water, with an introduction to basic freestyle and backstroke. Our Intermediate level, held in our outdoor heated 50-metre pool, has an emphasis on learning further stroke technique, breathing efficiency and deep water skills.

*Please refer to our Group Fitness timetable for our advance Stroke Correction classes and Adult Squad Program.


How do I join?

Come in to the centre and speak to one of our customer service officers to determine the right level for yourself or your child's lessons.
We will find an appropriate class and time for you, get you to fill out the paperwork and begin your lessons straight away!


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