Swim School & Parties


The City of Burnside runs a swim school for all ages from 12 months as well as school holiday and birthday party programs. Our Swim School program follows the school term operating only in Terms 1 and 4. The classes run after school hours Monday to Thursday and Saturday mornings. For information on our levels please see our Swim School Flyer.

Swim School

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The Burnside Swim School lessons teach swimming and survival strokes with a focus on water safety. The lessons involve water safety elements in each of the eight levels, as well as dedicated safety weeks where the entire lesson is focused on water safety. This will assist in our goal to ensure all children are safer in and around the water.

To ensure your child is placed in their appropriate level, all students 4 years and over with previous swimming experience require an assessment; swimming lessons can be booked after your assessment. During assessments parents will need to accompany under 5’s in the water in line with the Centre’s Watch Around Water program.

Swim School Information and Medical Form(PDF, 150KB)


At Burnside Swim School we have a staggered enrolment process. Those enrolled in the previous term get first priority to enrol in the new term. Students from the previous term have a spot in their current class held during the dates stated below. Please note if you haven't enrolled (paid for the lessons) before the dates stated below your spot may be given to another student. The students previously enrolled then have the chance to move classes into the spaces remaining. The classes are then opened up to any new students that wish to enrol.

Term 4 2017:

Currently Enrolled Students (those enrolled in Term 1 2017)

     Same Class: enrol Monday 25 September to 5pm Thursday 28 September 2017
     Different Class: enrol from Tuesday 3 October 2017

New Students (those not enrolled in Term 1 2017)

     New students 4 years and over with previous swimming experience require an assessment. If you require an assessment please contact the centre from Monday 25 September to book.
     If you don't require an assessment you may enrol from Wednesday 4 October         

Swim School Dates

Please note lessons do not run on Public Holidays (lesson costs are pro-rata).

  • Term 4 2017: Monday 16 October - Saturday 16 December 2017 (9 weeks)
  • Term 1 2018: Monday 29 January - Saturday 7 April 2018 (10 weeks)
  • Babies Program (under 3 years of age parent/child class): 
    Term 4 2017:  Saturday 11 November - Saturday 16 December 2017
          Term 1 2018: Saturday 3 February - Saturday 10 March 2018
  • Holiday Program: Monday 18 - Friday 22 December 2017 and Monday 15 - Friday 19 January 2018

Swim School Fees

  • Term 4 2017: $162.00
  • Term 1  2018: $180.00
  • Babies (under 3 years of age): $96.00
  • Holiday Program 1 week Intensive: $90

Please Note:

  •  Prices stated are per student booking
  •  Full payment is required upon booking to secure your spot
  •  Prices will be pro-rata for terms containing public holidays

Swim School FAQ(PDF, 110KB)

Birthday Parties


Birthday parties are available to children six and over on Saturdays 12.30 - 2 pm for $18.00 per child with a minimum of 13 children. The birthday party includes pool entry for the party children and spectators, an hour of aquatic games with a qualified instructor, party bags, party invitations and a present for the birthday child.

To organise a birthday party at the centre please call 8366 4290 for more information.