Swimming lessons

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Swimming is a great sport and recreation skill for all ages. It can provide a lifetime of safe water-based activities with family and friends.

Lessons are available at all three City of Stirling aquatic centres.

Are you ready to enrol for swimming lessons? Submit an enquiry and our team will get back to you shortly.
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Infant aquatics

Parent baby classes to introduce your little one to the joy of swimming. Morning classes for babies from 6 months  to 3 years old. 

Four age-groups available:

  • Turtles (6 to 12 months)
  • Penguins (12 to 24 months)
  • Platypus (24 months to 3 years).

Please note, infant aquatics is not available at Scarborough Beach Pool.


Preschool programs run from 3 to 6 years.

This is the foundation phase, as young swimmers develop water awareness, confidence and independence in a class without a parent. They will progress through basic floating and recovery in the Minnows group to being able to swim 10 metres of freestyle in Orca. They will also learn a variety of basic rescues and water safety sequences.


School age programs run from 7 to 15 years.

RLSS Swim and Survive levels 1 - 15 (beginners to bronze rescue levels). All our school-age lessons follow the Royal Lifesaving Society’s swimming program. Swimmers will progress through the levels from beginners, to becoming competent and safe swimmers. Once they have mastered their swimming strokes they will work on more complex rescue skills and initiatives that can lead to them becoming safer around water.


Adult programs run from 16 years and older.

Are you missing out on family fun at the beach or pool because you have never had the opportunity to learn how to swim? Our classes start from beginers and go through to squad swimmers.

  • Adult 1 - Complete beginners
  • Adult 2 - Can swim 10 to 15 metres of each stroke
  • Adult 3 - Can swim up to 25metres of each stroke
  • Adult 4 - Stroke developmentand safety techniques.

Special needs lessons

At Stirling Leisure Centres we believe that everyone should have access to swimming lessons regardless of their ability.

Contact our Learn-To-Swim Team on learnto.swim@stirling.wa.gov.au to fill in a questionnaire. From there we will work with the parents and swimmers to arrange the right teacher, time and day for swimming lessons. Private lessons are available by appointment.

Pool to Beach

This program is currently only offered at Stirling Leisure Centres - Scarborough Beach Pool.

Learn how to safely transition between pool and beach. Children and adults can learn safety and survival skills and how to navigate risky areas at the beach. Learn the difference between pool swimming and beach swimming as well as beach surf safety and awareness.

  • RLSSS Level 9 +
  • For term 1 2020 the Pool to Beach program for children runs on Tuesdays 4pm to 5pm and Saturdays 8:30am to 9:30am. Adults Pool to Beach runs on Saturdays 8:30am to 9:30am. Both programs run at Stirling Leisure Centres - Scarborough Beach Pool only
  • If you are interested in the adult Pool to Beach program please fill out and expression of interest at the centre. 

All lessons are 60 minutes in duration.

For more information, view the Pool to Beach FAQs.

Adult Pool to Beach

Adults Pool to Beach at Stirling Leisure Centres - Scarborough Beach Pool runs on Saturdays 8:30am to 9:30am and consists of both pool and beach sessions.

  • Pool sessions - stroke technique, correction and endurance
  • Beach sessions - recognise rips and currents. Navigate tides, waves, rocks and troughs

All swimmers must passs a beach readiness assessment before enrolment and payment.

If you are interested in classes please complete an espression of interest at Stirling Leisure Centres - Scarborough Beach Pool.

Junior lifeguard club

Prerequisite: passed RLSS Level 12.

Survival skills, rescues, safety drills and community awareness, students have the ability to pass Level 13 to 15 and to refresh their skills and knowledge. Prepare to go onto achieve the Bronze Medallion and move into lifeguarding.

For more information, including contact information for our centres, please visit the about our leisure centres page

Swimming lesson prices

Monday to Sunday classes

Price 30 minute lesson

Price 60 minute lesson
Off-peak (off-peak days and times, and increased numbers in classes for all levels)$9.50 per 30-minute lesson$9.90 per 60-minute lesson
Mid-price (less popular days and larger numbers in classes for the higher levels)$11.00 per 30-minute lesson$12.00 per 60-minute lesson
Peak (peak days and times with smaller classes)$15.00 per 30-minute lesson$16.50 per 60-minute lesson
  • ♦ Denotes off-peak session times 

    Session timeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday

    6 months -5yrs

    6 months - 5yrs
    11.30am6 months - 5yrs6 months - 5yrs
    12.00pm6 months - 5yrs6 months - 5yrs
    Adult swimming lessonsSession times
    Saturday - Sunday

    12.30pm - 2.00pm

    For more information please contact one of our centres, visit the  About our leisure centres page for contact details. 

  • ♦ Denotes mid-price session times  

    Session timeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
    8.30am   6 months - 5yrs6 months - 5yrs
    9.00am  6 months - 5yrs6 months - 5yrs
    9.30am  6 months - 5yrs6 months - 5yrs
    10.00am  6 months - 5yrs6 months - 5yrs
    10.30am  6 months - 5yrs6 months - 5yrs
    Adult swimming lessonsSession time
    Saturday - Sunday8.00am

    For more information please contact one of our centres, visit the  About our leisure centres page for contact details. 

  • ♦ Denotes peak session times  

    Session timeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
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    9.00am     School age levelsSchool age levels
    9.30am     School age levelsSchool age levels
    10.00am     School age levelsSchool age levels
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    12.00pm     School age levelsSchool age levels

     For more information please contact one of our centres, visit the  About our leisure centres page for contact details. 

Swimming in winter

Top reasons to swim with us

  • Prices starting from only $9.50 per lesson
  • Nationally recognised Royal Life Saving Society Swim and Survive levels
  • Experienced instructors with Austswim accreditation, Working with Children cards, and National Police Certificates
  • Heated indoor and outdoor pool options.

Learn-to-swim holiday program

We continue to offer swimming lessons through school holidays to encourage children to keep up the skills they have learnt and to get some extra help to improve.

Why join our holiday program? 

  • It is a great way to exercise and provides an outing for the children each day
  • If you have a child who is scared of the water or has never swum before, the holiday program is the perfect introduction to swimming lessons. The consolidation of skills each day will help build your child’s confidence and ability
  • Swimming over the holidays keeps your children fit and ready for the next term of swimming
  • Lessons are run from 8.30am to 12.30pm from Monday to Friday.

For more information, including contact information for our centres, please visit theabout our leisure centres page.

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