Swim School

A great way for your child or yourself to learn a lifesaving skill

our philosophy

At Fitness First Swim School we encourage each child and ensure that learning to swim is an enjoyable and rewarding experience by teaching them life saving skills in a fun and caring aquatic environment.

Swimming is an integral part of Australian culture, and we feel that every child should have the opportunity of learning to swim from a young age, swimming provides skills for life and children not only learn about staying safe in the aquatic environment, but also learn social skills, co-ordination, confidence, and living a fit and active life.

Our teachers will foster, develop and grow student’s skills through our structured aquatic education swim school program. Our swim schools are dedicated in providing the best teaching methods, and ensure that all students move through our program learning valuable core lifetime skills.

our program

We are passionate about raising water awareness and providing the opportunity to learn a life saving skill throughout the community. Fitness First Swim Schools are affiliated with Swim Australia, the Learn-to-Swim division of the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) and AUSTSWIM, which is Australia’s national organisation for the teaching of swimming and water safety.

Our Swim Schools offers learn to swim lessons for all ages and abilities, from six months to adults. Children can progress from our beginner lessons to our more advanced squad program.

Fitness First Swim Schools have different categories according to each child’s skill level which are broken into four main categories based on swimming ability and then age - Water Introduction & Familiarisation, Learn to Swim, Stroke Development and Squad Development & Training. Parents are required to be in the pool for Water Introduction and Familiarisation classes, due to age and cognitive abilities.

In addition to our mainstream classes, we also offer SwimFirst special needs swimming classes, we are proud to offer our not-for-profit community programme to families with children who have diagnosed intellectual disabilities or impairments.

our team

Fitness First Swim School has a dedicated team of staff, our programme is overseen by our Swim School Coordinator, and each of our team leaders are dedicated to providing our members with an elite swim school programme which provides life preservation skills and rewarding experience, for each student within our school.

Our swim team are qualified by leading industry organisations, trained in aquatic education, and continue their teaching development within our Fitness First swimming program. Our instructors are qualified in various areas which include - Infant Aquatics, Water Safety, Learn to Swim, Disabilities, Coaching, and Fitness. 

locations & contacts

We offer our Swim School in selected Fitness First locations across Australia, all our Swim Schools offer excellent facilities, and are continuing to grow into new locations. Contact your local swim school for enrolment or speak to our Swim School Team.


Chatswood Platinum Swim School 
Call 02 8117 2633 or email: [email protected]

Dee Why Swim School 
Call 02 9935 9733 or email [email protected]

St. Leonards Swim School
Call 02 8437 8133 or email [email protected]

Sylvania Swim School
Call 02 8543 6133 or email [email protected]

Top Ryde Platinum Swim School
Call 02 8071 7633 or email [email protected]

Willoughby Platinum Swim School
Call 02 8962 6033 or email [email protected]



Fitness First no longer offer Swim School in Victoria or Queensland.
For information on swim school programs in these states, please contact Kingswim Centres. 

Kingswim centres location within Fitness First clubs: 

Melbourne: Bayside, St Kilda

Queensland: Carindale, Robina, Lutwyche



Email [email protected]

safe swimming

Water safety is imperative to all families, whether you have a home pool or are visiting a public pool, we want families to stay safe wherever you are, stay up to date with health, safety and tips with these important links.

Home Pool Safety Checklist, Royal Life Saving
Clean Pools for Healthy Swimming, NSW Health
Steps to Healthy Swimming, NSW Health

enrolment & online payment

Keep up to date with our Swim School:

Swim School Brochure

Swim School Enrolment Form

Swim School Term Dates

2020 Calendar

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

make a payment

If you've already enrolled you can make a payment online.