Swim School & Parties



Swim School Lessons Term 1 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Centre was closed on 18 March 2020. This resulted in the remainder of the swim lessons being cancelled for Term 1, 2020.

All Swim School families that were impacted by the lesson cancellations have had the option to either:

1) Receive a credit for the cancelled lessons, that can be transferred to Term 4 or Term 1 lessons 2020/21


2) Receive a refund for the cancelled lessons.

All students enrolled in Term 1 lessons, should have received emails from the Centre on Tuesday 17 March, Monday 23 March and/or Thursday 9 April 2020.

If you did not receive any of these emails, please let us know by emailing pool@burnside.sa.gov.au. We can then update your contact details on the system.

Thank you to those families who responded with their choice of credit or refund. The process has been time consuming, we thank you for your patience and understanding at this uncertain time. Rest assured credits have been recorded on swim school accounts and refunds are being processed.

Burnside Swim School wishes all families a safe winter season, and look forward to teaching important swimming skills in future, when it is safe to do so.

Burnside Swim School 

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.

We also provide swimming lessons for adults. There are different levels depending on your skill level. We even run stroke correction classes for those after a bit of help with their lap swimming. Call us today on 8366 4290 to have a chat about your swimming.

Swim School Information

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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 5s in the water in line with the Centre’s Watch Around Water program.

Swim School Information and Medical Form(PDF, 302KB)

Term Dates

Swim School 

  • Term 4: Monday 14 October - Saturday 14 December 2019 (9 weeks)
  • Term 1: Tuesday 28 January - Monday 6 April 2020 (10 weeks)

Babies classes (Under 3 year olds)

  • Term 4: Saturday 9 November - Saturday 14 December 2019 (6 weeks)
  • Term 1: Saturday 1 February - Saturday 7 March 2020 (6 weeks)

Holiday Classes

  • Monday 16 - Friday 20 December 2019 (5 x lessons)
  • Monday 13 - Friday 17 January 2020 (5 x lessons)

Please note: lessons do not operate on public holidays and fees are pro-rata.


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.

Please refer to relevant dates below and contact the centre on 8366 4290.

To secure your swim lesson booking, fees must be paid in full at the time of enrolment. If enrolling over the phone the centre will accept VISA or MasterCard, if enrolling at the centre cash, EFTPOS, VISA or MasterCard will be accepted.

Term 4 2019

Current Students

Students that were enrolled in Term 1 2019:

  • Re-enrolling in the same class/day/time: Please call to re-enrol between 10 am Monday 23 September 2019 to 5 pm Thursday 26 September 2019. Please note: lesson payments act as confirmation of a booking and must be received by 5 pm Thursday 26 September 2019. Non-payment will result in the lesson reservation being cancelled.
  • Enrolling into a different class/day/time: Please call to enrol from 10 am Wednesday 2 October 2019.
New students

 Those not enrolled in Term 1 2019, including withdrawn students:

  • Please call to enrol from 10 am Friday 4 October 2019.

From Friday 4 October 2019 – bookings essential.

Holiday Program Enrolments

Enrolments for December and January Holiday Programs:

  • Please call to enrol from 10 am Monday 11 November 2019.

Term 1 2020

Current Students

Students that were enrolled in Term 4 2019:

  • Re-enrolling into the same class/day/time: Please call to re-enrol between 10 am Monday 25 November to 12 noon Saturday 7 December 2019. Please note: lesson payments must be received by 12 noon Saturday 7 December 2019. Non-payment will result in the lesson reservation being cancelled.
  • Enrolling into a different class/day/time: Please call to enrol between 10 am Monday 9 December to 12 noon Saturday 14 December 2019.
New students

Those not enrolled in Term 4 2019, including withdrawn students:

  • Please call to enrol from 10 am Monday 16 December 2019.

From Monday 16 December 2019 – bookings essential.

Swim School FAQ(PDF, 250KB)

Swim School Fees

  • Term 4 2019 (9 weeks): $180.00
  • Term 1 2020 (10 weeks) $200.00
  • Babies - under 3 years of age (6 weeks): $108.00
  • Holiday Program 1 week Intensive: $100.00

Please Note:

  •  Prices stated are per student booking.
  •  Full payment is required upon booking to secure your spot.
  •  Prices will be pro-rata if you join part-way through a term or for terms containing public holidays.

Birthday Parties


Birthday parties are available to children six and over (6+) on Saturdays 12.30 pm - 2 pm for $20.00 per child. The birthday party includes pool entry for the party children and spectators, an hour of aquatic games with a qualified teacher, 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.