At TJ’s Swim School, our classes run concurrent with the school term – usually 10 weeks although it can vary. Payment is due in advance at the beginning of the term or by direct debit for all enrolments. All classes are 30 minutes but you are able to enrol in more than 1 class per week. Learn more about our lesson structure, pricing and discounts below.



Max 6 children per lesson

TJ's Swim School Learn To Swim Classes

These are the first steps towards getting your child familiar with the water and structured lessons. As is standard at this age and level, a parent or carer is to be in the water for the entirety of the lesson.

Squirts (6-12 mths):  Bubs become familiar to the feeling of moving through the water and water resistance. 

Small Fries (1-2 yrs): A similar format to Squirts, while not fully independent, your child will be given the opportunity to continue to explore with more emphasis on safety. 

$18.00 per child

going it alone

learn to swim

Max 4 children per lesson

TJ's Swim School Learn To Swim Classes

It’s a big step to independent swimming, so we want your child to feel confident and comfortable about it! Bearing this in mind, our Going It Alone class sizes are reduced to a maximum of four children per lesson to assist them to progress comfortably through each level. Your child will be placed in the level that suits their skills and age group – but don’t worry, we offer a skill builder program for school age children who aren’t confident swimming at a level in line with their age range.

$20.00 per child

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

Learn to Swim Sutherland Shire

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.


TJ's Swim School Learn To Swim Classes

Pint Size puffers

2-3 years

Learn to confidently put their face into the water and swim using a back bubble only.

TJ's Swim School Learn To Swim Classes

Green Guppies

3-4 years

Learn to paddle 5m independently of any aids, demonstrate correct breathing techniques and be comfortable floating on their back for at least 10 seconds.

TJ's Swim School Learn To Swim Classes

Gold Guppies

3-4 years

Learn to swim 8 metres by using any stroke or technique without assistance – on both their front and back.

TJ's Swim School Learn To Swim Classes


4-5 Years

Learn to swim 8 meters of freestyle and backstroke independently.

TJ's Swim School Learn To Swim Classes

Awesome Otters

5-7 years

Learn to swim a full pool length of freestyle, with bilateral breathing, backstroke and demonstrate breaststroke kick.

TJ's Swim School Learn To Swim Classes

Totally Turtles

6-8 years

Learn to swim 4 lengths of freestyle, with bilateral breathing, backstroke and demonstrate breaststroke and butterfly kick.

TJ's Swim School Learn To Swim Classes

Killa Whales

8-10 Years

Confidently swim 8 lengths of the pool in freestyle and backstroke, successfully demonstrate breaststroke and butterfly kick with the correct technique.


Private Lessons

All Ages and Levels

1:1, 2:1 and even 3:1 lessons offered for all ages through to adult. Private lessons will only be run in conjunction with Learn to Swim groups, not with Bigs & Littles or Pre-Squad to minimise the total number of students in the water at any given time.


10+ years

As the name suggests, assists in squad class readiness by working primarily on stroke correction and stamina.


Either 2:1 or 1:1 private lessons at a reduced rate for half a term are offered with the option of continuing at regular rates with the private lessons or transitioning into their assessed grade for the rest of the term. Entry is based on assessment by one of our instructors. 

What are you wading for?

Update on COVID-19 Management

Hope you have all been keeping well, safe and getting through this very unusual time.

On a positive note, it did give us time to slow down construction and have another look at how we can improve TJ’s to be the very best for you when we open. We are just now in the final cleaning stages which will include a full sanitisation before opening. We are also in discussion with Brauer Industries, who supply our filtration and sanitisation system for our pool, regarding installation of their air/surface sanitisation system which will further ensure that the air and surfaces within the school are constantly treated and as clean as possible.

We are hearing through various sources that, with restrictions set to ease in the next few weeks, we may be able to open our doors, which is very exciting. We obviously will not be initially operating at full capacity as we will be putting measures in place to ensure that all of you and our staff are as protected as possible. These measures include:

  • Asking that all students have a quick shower before they come to the school for their lesson and be in their swimwear ready to go to avoid the use of bathrooms to change.
  • Arriving at your lesson no more than 5 mins prior and if possible wait in your car until a staff member indicates we are ready for you. If you are waiting outside, please be mindful of social distancing of 1.5 metres from other visitors.
  • Limiting your visits to one parent and avoid bringing other siblings who are not participating in a lesson, if at all possible. 
  • Requesting everyone who visits read the action plan on the front door before entering so you know how we’re working toward minimising risk.
  • Our instructors will be modifying their teaching methods to minimise any possible contamination whilst teaching and will modify teaching methods and utilise social distancing measures where possible.
  • All staff will be temperature checked on arrival at the school. 
  • Reducing the Bigs & Littles class numbers from 6 to 4 per lesson.

Obviously, these measures will be regularly reviewed and we will continue to monitor and follow Government and various industry body guidelines and advice when making any changes to our action plan. Based on all of this, we have put together a schedule for assessments to begin as soon as we get the go ahead to open. These will be limited to two children per time slot and will be spaced 30 minutes apart to give plenty of time for transition between. The dates will obviously need to be amended, however, this is an opportunity for you to secure a spot for this initial stage. The link to the assessment schedule is available on our home page.

Please let us know of any queries or concerns you may have. We are contactable via our email ( or phone (0499 857 946). 

We look forward to seeing you all poolside very soon!
TJ & Tracey Bell.