Swim. Play. Learn.
It’s never too late to learn how to swim; it might save your life or someone else’s.
Learning to swim is an important life skill that we take seriously for infants, children and adults. As an AUSTSWIM Accredited Centre, we ensure our programs are fun and effective. They focus on building confidence, stroke technique and help you prepare for emergency situations in the water, regardless of your age.
Infants and children
Designed by Royal Life Saving Australia and supported by Life Saving Victoria, the Swim and Survive program is delivered at BALC by our AUSTSWIM qualified staff. Enjoyable and inclusive, Swim and Survive provides the perfect balance of swimming and water safety – for all Australians, of all ages and all abilities.
The comprehensive and balanced curriculum will guide learning through progressive steps, providing an opportunity to grasp the fundamental skills through to advancing to more challenging skills increasing in endurance and complexity. Divided into 3 award levels, the Swim and Survive program is designed for children from 6 months of age to 13+ years.
WONDER: Wonder is the water familiarisation component of the Swim and Survive program, designed specifically for children aged 6 to 36 months.
COURAGE: Courage is the water confidence component, and is designed for children aged 3 to 5 years.
ACTIVE: Active is the Swimming and Water Safety component, and is designed for children aged 5-14 years.
Cost: $28.10 per fortnight on a Healthy Kids Direct Debit membership. Discounts apply for second and subsequent children.
For more information about our Swim & Survive levels, please click the link below.
The Junior Lifeguard Club is a unique aquatic program perfect for teenagers, designed to allow students the opportunity to gain advanced water safety and survival skills beyond those taught in the Swim & Survive program. Students have the opportunity to work towards gaining their Bronze Rescue Awards with a Lifesaving Victoria endorsed trainer in a weekly lesson during school term. In addition to learning critical skills in advanced aquatic rescue, spinal injury management and resuscitation, students also gain skills in leadership, problem solving and using initiative; all in a fun, relaxed, nurturing environment. A water aerobics component has also been introduced. There are two separate Junior Lifeguard Club sessions during the week, scheduled on Monday 5:30pm to 6:30pm and Friday 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
The Pre-Club Program is a stepping stone from the Swim & Survive Program to a swimming club. Qualified instructors work to build endurance and correct finer details of stroke technique, whilst also teaching tumble turns, dive starts, reading the lap clock and checking heart rate. The Pre-Club Program is held on a Tuesday evening between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
Cost: $32.30 per fortnight on a Healthy Kids Direct Debit membership.
Private and group lessons are on offer for adults, delivered by qualified teachers in a friendly and non-threatening environment. We focus on helping adults build their confidence and stroke technique. These classes are one-on-one with the teacher with flexibility in skills taught dependent on the goals of the individual. Our group adult lessons are available for all ages and abilities, held each Wednesday during the school term between 6pm and 7pm.
All abilities lessons
Our qualified swim instructors have experience in teaching people with disabilities how to swim. We welcome people with special needs to both our group and private swimming lessons.
Private and tuition swimming lessons
Private and tuition swimming lessons are also available by negotiation with our friendly swim school team. Our teachers are able to take private and tuition lessons for people of all ages.
Contact our Customer Service team to talk about private swimming lesson options.
ENROL IN SWIMMING LESSONS ONLINE
All Swim School enrolments for 2021 are now available to book via the BALC Online Portal.
Classes begin on Wednesday 27 January 2021.
Please click here for instructions on how to enrol your child via the Portal.
To find out what class will suit your child best, please view our Swim and Survive levels chart here.
For more information or assistance with the BALC Online Portal, please contact our Customer Service Team on 5334 2499.