Read our update on COVID-19 Management

62 Waratah St

Kirrawee, Sutherland Shire, NSW

0499 857 946

Call us anytime

MON - FRI

7:00 am to 11:30 am
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

SAT

7:30 am to 2:00 pm

Putting the “fun” into swimming fundamentals

Welcome to TJ's

TJ’s Swim School is a family owned and operated swim school in the Sutherland Shire. We are passionate about our community, the environment and the future that is being shaped for our kids. Yes, we are a swimming school – but we hope to reflect our values in what we do and teach, every day.

TJ's Swim School Sutherland Shire
TJ's Swim School Sutherland Shire

We take your experience with us seriously

At TJ’s Swim School, we aim for our lessons to be fun, personalised and professional, with a focus on consistently developing your child’s swim education. We operate year-round and offer family and multiple class discounts. Why not come check us out? We’d love for you to join the TJ’s family!

our lessons

GETTING FAMILIAR

BIGS & LITTLES

The first step towards getting your child familiar with the water and lessons, for 6 months - 2 years with a parent/carer.

MAX 5 PER LESSON

GOING IT ALONE

Learn to swim

The big step to independent swimming - we want your child to feel confident and comfortable to start building their skills.
We recognise that learning to swim is not all about the kids so we do offer group adult classes.

MAX 4 PER LESSON

Room for Improvement

No one likes feeling alienated, particularly when trying to improve on a skill. We appreciate that learning to swim is not just about teaching the little ones to swim in a group format – we offer private 1:1, 2:1 or even 3:1 lessons from toddlers through to adults. We also offer pre-squad (stroke correction) and a progression program to help move your child into a group lesson when they are ready.

access & inclusion

We are verified NDIS providers for the Innovative Community Participation registration group as well as being able to assist those who are Self-Managed or Plan-Managed NDIS participants. Our highly qualified team are committed to supporting those in the community who require specialised assistance. Our facility has also been purpose-built to ensure ease of access. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch so that we can discuss your individual requirements.

MEET THE TEAM

Take a look at our professional, highly motivated and dedicated team members.

TYRONE (TJ) BELL

Director / Principal Instructor

Nicola Johnson

Learn to Swim Instructor

Hannah Joseph

Learn to Swim Instructor

Tracey Bell

Director / Manager

ETHAN JAMES

Learn to Swim Instructor

Kira Holm

Reception and Admin

Kristine Mugavin

Administrative Assistant

Breanne Greer

Bigs & Littles, Learn to Swim and Access & Inclusion Instructor

Bojana Gulabovska

Reception and Admin

Karen JAmes

Bigs & Littles + Learn to Swim Instructor

Caitlin Barnes

Learn to Swim Instructor

TYRONE (TJ) BELL

Director / Principal Instructor

Kristine Mugavin

Administrative Assistant

Nicola Johnson

Learn to Swim Instructor

Breanne Greer

Bigs & Littles, Learn to Swim and Access & Inclusion Instructor

Hannah Joseph

Learn to Swim Instructor

Bojana Gulabovska

Reception and Admin

Tracey Bell

Director / Manager

Karen JAmes

Bigs & Littles + Learn to Swim Instructor

ETHAN JAMES

Learn to Swim Instructor

Caitlin Barnes

Learn to Swim Instructor

Kira Holm

Reception and Admin

TJ's Lounge

When you login to TJ’s lounge, you’ll have the ability to:

Book your NO OBLIGATION TRIAL!

TJ’s Swim School is happy to offer all newcomers to our Learn to Swim (Going it Alone) program a trial lesson to make sure we have your child in an appropriate grade!

What are you wading for? Get in touch with us to book in a time!

Our affiliations

TJ’s Swim School is an Austswim recognised swim school and members of Swim Australia and the Australian Swim School Association. We are a registered Active Kids Provider and registered NDIS Provider for Innovative Community Participation.

What are you wading for?

TJ's Swim School Sutherland Shire

CURRENT COVID-19 Management

After the easing of restrictions on Wednesday, 15 December 2021, we made the decision that, whilst still following the advice of NSW Health and current Public Health Orders, we will be operating under the following guidelines:

• We are aware that there is an extremely small percentage of our families where parents have not been vaccinated. As we work with children all day, who cannot currently be vaccinated, we do not see any further risk by allowing unvaccinated adults in small numbers to attend.

• If you or any member of your family are unwell or showing even minor symptoms, please DO NOT attend lessons, we have a generous make-up lesson policy and will be happy to sort things out. Please stay home, rest up and consider getting testing.

• If you are advised that you, a family member, or close contact has tested positive for COVID-19, you are considered at risk and have attended TJ’s in the two weeks before, please advise us immediately so that we are able to take appropriate action.

• When attending TJ’s, depending upon the weather, we will leave the front doors open between classes to help with coming and going.

  Face masks are encouraged, however, not required.

  Even though capacity limits have been lifted, as an indoor facility, we are still trying to limit excess numbers in the school at a time. Please keep the numbers in your group to a minimum, i.e.:

    1. Learn to Swim – One parent/carer and one other visitor to supervise and watch lessons.
    2. Bigs & Littles – One parent/carer participating with the little one in the lesson and one other visitor to supervise and watch lessons.
    3. Only children or adults who are having lessons, no siblings (of course this is only if your situation allows), bearing in mind that additional children are included in our deck count and could prevent another parent or carer from watching the lesson.
  • Please make sure you use hand sanitiser (either the ones provided or your own) or wash your hands when you enter the school prior to going up to the pool deck.
  • If using the bathrooms, please practice good hand hygiene. We will be regularly cleaning all touch points throughout the day.
  • Please do not go up onto the pool deck until indicated by a staff member or one of the teachers and socially distance from other people on the lower level (there is plenty of space to spread out in reception and play area).
  • Please do not go up onto the deck if the maximum capacity of 18 persons watching lessons (including adults and children) has been reached.  You will need to wait until someone leaves the area before proceeding up to the deck and taking a seat. You will be able to watch lessons on the TV located in the downstairs area until space becomes available on the pool deck.
  • If you are waiting in the play area, please ensure that you socially distance from others.
  • Once on the pool deck, if you are watching lessons, please socially distance from others and sit on the benches, where indicated or on the chairs provided.
  • Showering for the purposes of a quick rinse off is permitted only if absolutely necessary (e.g. where a skin condition exists). To ensure that toilets remain free, please use the showers in the two cubicles attached to the accessible bathroom.
  • Please leave as quickly as possible after your lesson to avoid congestion inside the school and parking area.


These measures will be reviewed regularly, and we will continue to monitor and follow Government and industry body guidelines and advice.