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62 Waratah St

Kirrawee, Sutherland Shire, NSW

0499 857 946

Call us anytime


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


7:30 am to 2:00 pm


At TJ’s Swim School, our classes run perpetually throughout the year, including school holidays, only closing for the Christmas/New Year period, public holidays and maintenance if required. Payment is monthly in advance via direct debit for all enrolments. All classes are 30 minutes but you are able to enrol in more than one 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 whilst learning basic water safety. 

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 in readiness for independent swimming.

going it alone

learn to swim & Survive

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 Learn to Swim & Survive class sizes are reduced to a maximum of four children per lesson to assist them to progress comfortably through each level. After an initial discussion, a trial lesson will be organised to make sure your child is in an appropriate level to suit their skill and age group.

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 – private 1:1, 2:1 and even 3:1 lessons for individual families from 3 years old and upwards. We also offer pre-squad preparation to get older children ready to move up into a “big pool”.

access + inclusion

Learn to Swim Sutherland Shire

We have a team of experienced and dedicated Access & Inclusion instructors so we are able to assist 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 float on their back assisted for 5 seconds. Floatation devices will be provided by our teacher as a safety method if deemed necessary.

TJ's Swim School Learn To Swim Classes

Green Guppies

3-5 years

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

TJ's Swim School Learn To Swim Classes

Gold Guppies

3-6 years

Learn to swim 7m using “big arms”, showing any breathing technique. Introduction to Backstroke. 

TJ's Swim School Learn To Swim Classes

Radical Rays

4-6 Years

Learn to swim 10m of Freestyle with bilateral breathing and Backstroke. 

TJ's Swim School Learn To Swim Classes

Awesome Otters

5-7 years

Learn to swim a full pool length (15m) of correct Freestyle and Backstroke. Introduction to Breaststroke kick.

TJ's Swim School Learn To Swim Classes

Totally Turtles

6-8 years

Learn to swim 4 full pool lengths (60m) of Freestyle and Backstroke. Introduction to Breaststroke and Butterfly kick.

TJ's Swim School Learn To Swim Classes

Killa Whales

8-10 Years

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


Pre-Squad Prep

10+ years

As the name suggests, assists in squad class readiness by working primarily on stroke correction and drill-based training.

Private Lessons

All Ages and Levels

1:1, 2:1 and even 3:1 lessons offered from 3 years old and upward. Private lessons provide an opportunity for children who are less confident, preparing them to join group lessons once they are ready.

What are you wading for?

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.