Swimming lessons

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.

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Infant aquatics

Starts with water familiarisation and basic swimming and safety skills. These classes are a great time for you and your baby to bond, while learning how to become comfortable in the water together. We develop the infant’s basic floating and recovery and swimming skills. 

Four age-groups available:

  • Turtles (6 to 12 months)
  • Penguins (12 to 24 months)
  • Platypus (24 months to 3 years)
  • Sharks (30 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.

Stirling Leisure Centres offer four levels of adult swimming:

  • Adult 1 - For beginners who have never swum before or who are afraid of the water
  • Adult 2 - Builds on the skills learned in Adult 1 and extends the swimmer in distance, technique and fitness. By the end of Adult 2 most swimmers are starting to feel comfortable and competent in and around the water
  • Adult 3 - Develops competent stroke techniques. This class is for adults who have swimming experience and would like to improve their technique
  • Adult 4 - For adult swimmers who are competent and proficient in all strokes. This level concentrates on stroke correction and improving stamina. All adult classes incorporate safety, survival and rescue skills at various stages throughout the term.

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 the difference between pool swimming and beach swimming as well as beach and surf safety and awareness.

  • RLSSS Level 9 +
  • For term 4 2019 the Pool to Beach at Stirling Leisure Centres - Scarborough Beach Pool runs for children on Tuesdays 4pm – 5pm and Saturdays 8:30 am -9:30 am. Adults Pool to Beach at Stirling Leisure Centres - Scarborough Beach Pool runs on Saturdays 8:30 am – 9:30 am.

All lessons are 60 minutes in duration.

For more information, view the Pool to Beach FAQs.

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 classesPrice
Off-peak (off-peak days and times, and increased numbers in classes for all levels)$9.50 per 30-minute lesson
Mid-price (less popular days and larger numbers in classes for the higher levels)$11.00 per 30-minute lesson
Peak (peak days and times with smaller classes)$15.00 per 30-minute lesson
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 skils 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.
October 20192 x one-week programsInglewood, Balga and Scarborough
January 20204 x one-week programs Inglewood, Balga and Scarborough
January  2020Saturday Babies and PreschoolInglewood and Balga
April 20202 x one-week programs Inglewood, Balga and Scarborough
July 20202 x one-week programsInglewood and Balga
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