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Discover your swimmer’s level

Our Learn To Swim program is open 7 days a week and follows the Victorian State school terms and holidays.

Maccabi Aquatics believes that all swimmers should establish strong and beautiful techniques as they progress through the Learn To Swim program. This allows them to understand and develop the fundamental skills needed to progress into our squad program in the future.

Our program has 7 levels and each is designed to develop the skills needed to make swimmers happy, confident and safe in the water at the same time as building their love of swimming.

Our Learn to Swim program is suitable for:

 

  • Children 3 years and up
  • Gaining confidence in the water
  • Learning water safety skills
  • Developing strong technique
  • Increasing endurance
  • Establishing a pathway into squads

Our Learn to Swim Levels

Our Learn to Swim levels have been designed so swimmers can progress steadily through the levels. Each stage is a stepping stone to the next stage, where the skills are strengthened and developed, building happy, confident and technically correct swimming stokes.

  All swimmers will be assessed at the first lesson to ensure they have been placed in the correct level. If needed, we will assign them to a more appropriate level.

Maccabi Aquatics will continuously assess your child throughout their swimming journey and move them up anytime they have passed a level.

Starfish

Class ratio: 1:4                 Lesson Length: 30 mins

The Starfish level is for new swimmers, with little or no experience in lessons. In this level we encourage swimmers to be:

  • Happy and confident in the water
  • To submerge and blow bubbles
*Appropriate Water Safety skills are taught in every level.

 

Seahorse

Class ratio: 1:4                 Lesson Length: 30 mins

The Seahorse level is for swimmers who are happy and comfortable submerging in the water, but still need to gain confidence in independent swimming. Swimmers will learn:

  • Independent floatation
  • Independent push & glides
  • To kick in a streamline position
  • To be happy and confident in the deep water
*Appropriate Water Safety skills are taught in every level.

Penguin

Class ratio: 1:4                 Lesson Length: 30 mins

The Penguin level is for swimmers who have mastered independent floatation and streamlining with a strong kick. Swimmers will be introduced to:

  • Big armed freestyle
  • Side breathing
  • Backstroke
*Appropriate Water Safety skills are taught in every level.

 

Turtle

Class ratio: 1:5                 Lesson Length: 30 mins

The Turtle level gives swimmers the skills to refine their Freestyle and Backstroke technique, lessons are conducted over 15m:

  • Bilateral breathing freestyle
  • Continuous armed backstroke
  • Introduction to breaststroke kick
*Appropriate Water Safety skills are taught in every level.

Seal

Class ratio: 1:6                 Lesson Length: 30 mins

The Seal level develops swimmers endurance, while at the same time correcting and improving on technique. Lessons are conducted over 25m:

  • Freestyle
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke 15m
  • Introduction to dolphin kick
*Appropriate Water Safety skills are taught in every level.

Dolphin

Class ratio: 1:6                 Lesson Length: 30 mins

The Dolphin level develops swimmers endurance, while at the same time correcting and improving on technique. Lessons are conducted over 50m:

  • Freestyle
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Introduction to butterfly
*Appropriate Water Safety skills are taught in every level.

Orca

Class ratio: 1:6                 Lesson Length: 30 mins

The Orca level develops swimmers’ endurance, while at the same time correcting and improving on technique. Lessons are conducted over 75m:

  • Freestyle
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly

Progression into Junior Squad.

*Appropriate Water Safety skills are taught in every level.

How much do Learn to Swim lessons cost?

Each Learn to Swim lesson costs $24 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.

*Payments via Visa or Mastercard incur a 1.76% fee.

**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.

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 Masters swimmers a parent/guardian and child.

  • 5% discount is given to the 3rd swimmer
  • 7.5% is given to the 4th swimmer 
  • 10% is given to the 5th and further swimmers.

The relevant discount is applied to the applicable swimmers’ fees not to the family unit.

How long is each swimming lesson?

All our lessons, for 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 teachers. Our teacher student ratios for each level are as follows:

– Starfish, Seahorse and Penguin – maximum of 1:4

– Turtle – maximum of 1:5

– Seal, Dolphin and Orca – maximum of 1:6

– Squads ratios are based on lane space allocated.

 

Does Maccabi Aquatics offer adult swimming lessons?

Yes, we have an adult Learn to Swim program. It’s never too late to learn to swim. Whether you are a complete beginner or want some stroke correction our teachers 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 Masters Squad is for adult swimmers that are advanced swimmers and may wish to compete at Masters level.

Does Maccabi Aquatics offer private swimming 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 Check and current CPR and Resuscitation qualifications.

What are the Learn to Swim Program Policies and Procedures?

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Our Mission

Maccabi Aquatics encourages swimming at all levels by supporting and guiding its members to enjoy their sport and maximise their potential.

Maccabi Aquatics is a Swim Australia registered and accredited swim school, as well as an AUSTSWIM accredited swim school. All our teachers hold AUSTSWIM/Swim Australia Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety qualifications, current CPR and WWC checks at a minimum.

  • Small Teacher to Swimmer Ratio

  • Experienced and Qualified Swimming Teachers

  • Swimming and Water Safety