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

Terms & conditions

TJ’s Swim School standard terms and conditions need to be reviewed, agreed to and signed upon enrolment and prior to commencement of lessons when you are given access to registration on our customer portal (TJ’s Lounge).

Enrolments

Our terms run in concurrence with school terms with specific programs offered during the school holidays. We take enrolments year-round and up to six weeks into each term when fees will be pro-rated accordingly.

You can enrol at the school, over the phone, via email or our website.

Enrolments will be automatically rolled over into subsequent terms if we are not advised that you will not be continuing.  Notice is required two (2) weeks prior to end of term for cancellation of existing bookings.

Enrolment in School Holiday Intensive Programs is one class per day for the full week. No single day/s enrolments will be taken.

All children entering Learn to Swim or School Holiday Intensive Programs will need to undergo an initial free assessment to ensure we place them into the correct level.

Fees

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment for the term or holiday program in advance and in full either online via internet banking or our customer portal or in person. If you require flexible repayment options, please contact us for assistance.  If you are intending to use an Active Kids voucher, please forward the voucher to us via email to be applied to your invoice.

Missed Lessons

Booking make-up lessons are your responsibility, are based on availability and are not guaranteed.

A maximum of three make-up lessons are allowed per term with the following notice periods applied:

COVID Symptoms – Up to 1 hour prior to the commencement of class.
Other Illness or Injury – Up to 4 hours prior to the commencement of class or with provision of a doctor’s certificate.
Other Absence – Up to 6 hours prior to the commencement of class.
Travel – Up to 2 days prior to the commencement of class.

Make-up lessons are accruable up to the three however cannot carry over into a new term unless the absences occurred in the final two weeks of a term.

A make-up lesson or credit will be offered for any cancelled classes.

If a make-up lesson is missed, then this lesson is forfeited.

If you will be on holidays during the term or in cases of extended illness, please contact us and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

Payments for missed lessons are non-refundable.

No refunds or make-ups will be given for missed classes of School Holiday Intensive Programs.

Public Holidays

If your normal lesson time falls on a public holiday we will contact you to advise whether or not the lesson will be proceeding. If the lesson is cancelled or you are unable to attend, a make-up lesson will be offered.

Behaviour

For the welfare of everyone attending our school (students, parents, carers and staff), we have a strict zero tolerance policy for rude or disrespectful behaviour.

If a child displays this behaviour in a class and it is disruptive to other participants there is a three strike system in place where the child will be sat out for a “time-out” period on the first and second occurrence before being allowed to rejoin the class. On the third occurrence, the parent or carer will be asked to remove the child from the lesson.

Any adult who displays this type of behaviour will be asked to leave the premises immediately.

No refunds will be given for a lesson where a child or adult has been removed for not adhering to this policy.

Health & Safety

Please review separate document relating to COVID-19 Management.

For insurance and safety reasons, there is no play swimming allowed before or after the lesson.

Please maintain a safe distance (1.5 metres) from others and use hand sanitiser provided.

Please follow all health safety rules as advised by the instructor or other staff and as displayed.

Swimming caps must be worn during Small Fries lessons, with the exception of the parent/carer. Swimming caps and goggles must be worn during Learn to Swim lessons (exceptions for goggles may be made for our Puffers level).

Swim nappies are to be worn by all un-toilet trained children. Reusable is the preferred option to assist with movement during the lesson but must be of a reputable brand to avoid any leakage.

Whenever possible, suitable footwear should be worn in the showers and around the pool.

All swimmers should be toileted prior to entering the pool.

If your child is sick, please do not attend your lesson. Advise us within the 6 hour window in order for a make-up lesson to be allocated.

All open skin areas are to be covered with an occlusive dressing. An occlusive dressing is one which will shut the wound from contact with the water.

Band-Aids or similar are not allowed to be worn into the pool.

Swimmers with bleeding or weeping wounds should not attend lessons.

COVID-19 MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

Whilst we work our way through operating during these extraordinary times and to ensure we, as a community, are doing everything we can to ensure that we all are as protected as possible, we are asking that you read and abide by the measures outlined below.:

  • If possible, please have anyone participating in lessons take a quick shower before coming to the school and be in their swimwear ready to go to. We are opening bathrooms for toilet use and quick changes only, NO SHOWERS.
  • 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, get better 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 action.
  • When attending TJ’s, depending upon the weather, we will leave the front doors open between classes to help with coming and going.
  • Please read the COVID-19 Action Plan on our front door prior before entering so you know how we’re working toward minimising risk.
  • Please keep the numbers in your group to a minimum, i.e.:
    • Learn to Swim – One parent/carer attending to supervise and watch lessons.
    • Bigs & Littles – one parent/carer participating with the little one in the lesson.
    • Only children or adults who are having lessons, no siblings (of course this is only if your situation allows).
  • 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’s plenty of space to spread out in reception and play area).
  • 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.

Obviously, these measures will be reviewed regularly and we will continue to monitor and follow Government and industry body guidelines and advice when making any changes to our action plan.

CURRENT COVID-19 Management

We obviously will not be 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, where possible, 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.
  • Arriving 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. 
  • If you are waiting either outside or inside, please be mindful of social distancing of 1.5 metres from other visitors and use any markers provided as a guide.
  • Limiting your visits to two parents/carers 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.
  • Temperature checking and logging all staff on arrival at the school. 
  • Taking contact details of all visitors using the QR code located at the main entry and at the top of the pool deck (on the glass door of the platform lift).
  • 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 (enquiries@tjss.com.au) or phone (0499 857 946). 

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