Our program has been designed by a former Australian and Olympic Swimmers with Austswim Qualifications.  It is designed around developmental stages of growing children and step by step teaches swimmers the necessary skills used in learning to swim including, water confidence, balance, breath control and movement.

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Starfish

Parent support for introduction to the water with their infant

3 – 6 Months of Age

Safety, Water Familiarisation

  • Water Familiarisation
  • Water on the face
  • Floating
  • Relaxed baby and parent
  • Socialisation
  • Holds
  • Safety

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Jellies

6 to 14 months

Safety, Water Confidence and Movement

  • Water Familiarisation
  • Water on the face
  • Submersions (6 months and over only)
  • Kicking
  • Floating
  • Games

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Yabbies

14 to 22 months

Safety, Water Confidence and Movement

  • Submersions
  • Floating
  • Kicking
  • Turning
  • Gaining Independence
  • Games

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Dugong Calves

22 months to 30 months Parents are weaned out of the lesson in this class. Safety, Balance and Breath Control, Independence.

  • Turning
  • Floating
  • Balance
  • Submersions
  • Safety fall ins
  • Games

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Dugongs

Safety, Body Position, Balance and Breath Control

  • Floating
  • Streamline Kicking on front and back
  • Submersions for toys
  • Safety fall ins
  • Games

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Turtles

Turtle students have the confidence, breath control and balance to start learning streamline body positions.

  • Push and Glide
  • Streamline Kicking on front and back
  • Sculling/Treading water
  • Survival Breaths
  • Deep End Pool Work
  • Games

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Manta Rays

The beginning of learning strokes. Manta Ray swimmers now have enough strength, confidence breath control and balance to start learning strokes.

  • Streamline Kicking on front and back
  • Learning Freestyle and Backstroke arms
  • Submersions for toys
  • Introduction to diving

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Seals

Freestyle – Learning to Breath

  • Streamline kicking front and back
  • Freestyle and Backstroke arms
  • Freestyle breathing – timing and turning
  • Introduction to dolphin kick
  • Diving

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Sharks

Freestyle/Backstroke Endurance and Butterfly Development

  • Freestyle and Backstroke Swimming to build endurance
  • Streamline Kicking Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly
  • Butterfly arms/kick/breath timing
  • Turns

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Blue Whales

Endurance of three strokes and Breastroke development.
Blue Whale classes will run for 45 minutes. Once a week the class may run at a different facility so swimmers can gain confidence in a larger pool.

  • Freestyle, Bacstroke and Butterfly endurance
  • Breastroke Kick, arms and breath timing
  • Starts turns finishes
  • Lane etiquette

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Dolphins

  • Promoting aquatics for life
  • Freestyle Backstroke Butterfly Breaststroke endurance
  • Lane etiquette
  • Diving and turns
  • Aquatic Sport Development – Skills Development & Rules
    • Swimming
    • Life Saving
    • Water Polo
    • Underwater Hockey
    • Synchronized Swimming

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Bronze Squad

The first of the Swimming Club Levels. You can find more information about the swimming Club here, or call Val on 0468 896 156


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Tropic of Capricorn Masters Swim Club.

Tropic of Capricorn Masters Swimming Club (TCMSC) mission is to encourage all adults, regardless of ability, to swim regularly and compete in order to promote fitness and improve their general well being.

Austswim website.