Read our update on COVID-19 Management

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 four weeks over the Christmas holidays. 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 5 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 in readiness for independent swimming.

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.

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 transition

2-3 years

Assists children moving out of Bigs & Littles into Learn To Swim starting with a parent/carer in the water working with our teacher to transition into independent swimming.

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

3-5 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

3-6 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


4-6 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?

CURRENT COVID-19 Management

To ensure that all of you and our staff are as protected as possible and in line with current Public Health Orders, we have put the following measures in place:

  • Anyone who attends must check in using the QR codes provided. Only persons 16 and over who are fully vaccinated will be admitted. Evidence of QR check-in and vaccination status must be provided at reception before proceeding to lessons. If a medical exemption exists, evidence must be provided when checking in at reception.
  • Everyone over 12 years of age must wear a facemask on entering and at all times when inside. If a medical exemption exists, evidence must be provided when checking in at reception.
  • Where possible, all students to have a quick shower before they come to the school for their lesson and be in their swimwear, including caps, goggles and, where necessary, swim nappy, ready to go to avoid the use of bathrooms to change.
  • Arrive at your lesson no more than 5 mins prior or, if arriving early, waiting in a designated area until a staff member indicates we are ready for you. 
  • While you are waiting, please be mindful of social distancing of 1.5 metres from other visitors and use any markers provided as a guide.
  • Limiting to one parent/carer per family (in and out of the water) and avoid bringing other siblings who are not participating in a lesson, if at all possible.
  • Not proceeding to the deck area if the maximum of 18 persons watching lessons has been reached. Lessons can be watched via livestream in the downstairs play area until space becomes available.
  • Requesting everyone who visits read the Action Plan on the front door before entering so you know how we’re working toward minimising risk.

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.

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!