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Good places to learn to swim?

By M2 - 28 October 2008 33

Hello dear all,

I would like my son (he is 7 years old) to learn how to swim, could you please help me find a clean pool with good teachers?

Thank you in advance.

What’s Your opinion?


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Good places to learn to swim?
Sammy 3:43 pm 28 Oct 08

There is a swim school that operates out of a house in Lucy Gullett Circuit in Chisholm, that seems to be very popular.

Genie 3:15 pm 28 Oct 08

How about for adults ??

Never really learnt how to swim as a child and I have been recommended to take up swimming as gentle exercise for a back injury ?

I live northside.

tylersmayhem 3:02 pm 28 Oct 08

Hmmm, do you think they’ll employ lifeguards and swim teachers there tylers? I mean, what the heck, it’s only taxpayers money which comes for free!! Right?

Based on the facilities the centre is touting, then yeah – I’m sure they’ll probably have a lifeguard per swimmer. More quality tax payer funding.

madocci 2:08 pm 28 Oct 08

I would not recommend CISAC, I had such a bad experience there with my 3 yr old that I never went back after the second lesson even though I had paid for the whole term.

Footloose 1:25 pm 28 Oct 08

Hmmm, do you think they’ll employ lifeguards and swim teachers there tylers? I mean, what the heck, it’s only taxpayers money which comes for free!! Right?

tylersmayhem 1:09 pm 28 Oct 08

Yeah sure…The Alexander Maconochie Centre! They have a frickkin’ SWEET indoor pool!

MattT 12:39 pm 28 Oct 08

A vote for Youngs in Kambah. Our son was at Erindale for a while, but Youngs is much better. Erindale had similar activities, but the instructors at Youngs actually took to the time to explain what each one was for so now we know what to do (and why) when we’re at the pool with him on the weekend.

Swaggie 12:36 pm 28 Oct 08

Another vote for Youngs Swim School in Kambah – excellent staff, small classes and affordable.

Jazz 12:32 pm 28 Oct 08

Cisac always seem to have swimming classes on whenever i take my son there for a swim.

dr.evil 11:56 am 28 Oct 08

There are a few around. It could depend on whether you are northside, southside, etc. We have been taking our 3 kids to Young’s Swim School in Kambah for 5 years now and are happy with them. We have also done the swim programs at Tuggeranong Pool and CISAC (Belconnen) and the kids enjoyed them too. If your 7 year old is just starting I would recommend one-on-one until he gains confidence and is comfortable in a larger group at that age level.

Granny 11:54 am 28 Oct 08

It is actually quite difficult to get into a lot of swim schools. Continuing students tend to get first priority with enrolment and sometimes there can be no vacancies in the class best suited to your child.

I would be calling the closest pools geographically. They all seem to be accredited with Austswim pretty much anyway. They will probably want to assess your son’s water skills anyway, so you can also decide if you are happy with the cleanliness and professionalism of the pool.

Soolin 11:52 am 28 Oct 08

Kings at Macgregor are the best. Even if you’re southside they’re worth the journey.

Thumper 11:51 am 28 Oct 08

I always find that a small body of water is the best place to learn to swim.

Cricket pitches are sometime a bit too hard and carparks are just downright dangerous.

Actually, there’s a good little swim school in Macgregor.

peterh 11:46 am 28 Oct 08

M2, firstly, which side of town are you on?

caf 11:35 am 28 Oct 08

My advice is to join one of the swimming clubs – the list of all ACT clubs is on the ACT Swimming site here. (When I was a little tacker I swam with Woden, but most of them are pretty good).

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