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Learn to Swim FAQs

How much do Learn to Swim lessons cost?

Each Learn to Swim lesson costs $25 per week, with lessons paid for on a monthly basis in a termly cycle. Terms are usually between nine and eleven weeks long. The first months fees in the cycle are payable before the start of the new term. Payment can be made via the Parent Portal with a debit or credit card.

*For other program prices please refer to relevant the tab in “Other Programs”.

Can my child join Maccabi Aquatics if the term has already started?

New enrolments are accepted throughout each term, if availability allows. Your term fee will be calculated on a pro rata basis.

How long is each swimming lesson?

All our lessons, all levels of Learn to Swim, are 30 minutes long. Once your child progresses through to our Squad levels, lessons increase to 45 minutes, and 60/90 minutes according to level.

How many swimmers are in a class?

We limit the size of each class to ensure that each child receives an equal amount of attention from the instructors. Our teacher student ratios for each level are as follows:

– Starfish, Seahorse and Penguin (maximum 1:4)

– Turtle (maximum 1:5)

– Seal, Dolphin and Orca (maximum 1:6)

– Squads ratios are based on lane space allocated.

Does Maccabi Aquatics offer private lessons?

Yes, we offer private lessons. For information regarding private lessons, please contact us at hello@maccabiaquatics.com.au.

Are Maccabi Aquatics teachers qualified?

All our teachers have completed either an AUSTSWIM/Swim Australia/LSV teacher of Swimming and Water Safety qualification at a minimum. Many have also completed additional specialist qualifications, including AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics, AUSTSWIM Competitive Strokes, AUSTSWIM Access and Inclusion, and AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults extension courses. It is a requirement of all Swimming teachers to hold a current Working with Children checks and current CPR and Resuscitation qualifications.

How long does it take for my child to move up a level?

Our teachers and assessment team continuously assess all swimmers, and will move them to the next level as soon as they believe they are ready. This can happen at any stage during each term, but it is important to remember that each child will learn new skills at different rates, so some will progress to new levels faster than others. If you have any concerns or queries about the rate at which your child is progressing, you can discuss these with the Pool Deck Supervisor on duty.

What if my child misses a swim lesson?

All swimmers are allowed one make-up lesson a month, if the absence is reported at least 5 hours before the lesson. Make-up lessons need to be scheduled at least 24 hours ahead of time, and no more than one week in advance. They are dependent on availability, with no guarantee offered. If your child is injured or suffering from an extended illness, you should contact us immediately to evaluate the situation. Please refer to our Make-Up Lesson Policy for full terms and conditions.

Can I cancel my child’s enrolment or change lesson times?

You may cancel your child’s enrolment at any stage, for whatever reason. If the term has already started, you will be refunded for all remaining lessons, minus a $50 administration fee. If you find the day and/or time of your child’s swimming lesson is unsuitable, you can request a change in day and/or time. However, while we will do our best to accommodate your request, this will always be subject to the availability of space. Please refer to our Policies and Procedures for all the terms and conditions.

Are lessons also scheduled during school holidays?

We follow the Victorian State School Terms and Holidays as well as being closed on public holidays and the Jewish High Holidays. However, we offer Holiday Programs that are a great way to refine your swimmer’s skills and get some fast progress. For more information, check out our Holiday Program page.

Is parental supervision a requirement for each swim class?

All children under the age of 10 enrolled in our Learn to Swim program must be accompanied by a parent or guardian older than 16 years while at the swim school centre. They must also be collected by a parent or guardian at the end of each lesson and cannot be left unattended at the pool side. No child may enter the water until a teacher is present. Note, due to COVID these requirements can change subject to Government directives.

What is Maccabi Aquatics policy on photography by a parent?

We welcome the capturing of your magic moments on camera or video; however, the privacy of others must be respected. The use of cameras and video cameras at this venue is conditional upon the following:

  • You must have all relevant individuals’ consent to use images.
  • It is illegal to broadcast or publish images without written consent.

●  Under no circumstances are cameras, video cameras or mobile phones to be used in change room areas.

Can I see my child’s progress reports?

Your child’s level and all their progress information is available for you to view on our Parent Portal.

General FAQs

Do you offer family discounts?

Maccabi Aquatics offers a family discount to all its families. A family is defined as siblings or in the case of Master’s swimmers a parent/guardian and child. A 5% discount is given to the 3rd swimmer, 7.5% is given to the 4th swimmer and 10% is given to the 5th and further swimmers. The relevant discount is applied to the applicable swimmers’ fees not to the family unit.

Does Maccabi Aquatics offer Adult lessons?

Yes, we have an Adult swimming program. It’s never too late to learn to swim. Whether you are a complete beginner or want some stroke correction our instructors can assist you. For information regarding Adult lessons, please contact us at hello@maccabiaquatics.com.au.


We also offer a Masters Swimming Squad, with morning, evening and weekend sessions available. The Master’s Squad is for adult swimmers that are advanced swimmers and may wish to compete at Masters level.

What does the Squad program involve?

In addition to introducing swimmers to the four competitive strokes, and helping to improve speed and technique, our Squad program allows swimmers to join Maccabi Ajax Swimming Club and compete at meets under our banner.