Swim School

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We offer swimming lessons year round. Our swimming and water safety program is designed to provide steady progress in both swimming and survival skills.

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At Bluewater we cater for all abilities and ages ranging from 6 months to masters, providing both strong water safety and stroke technique.

We believe swimming is a life skill and requires time, care, practice and regular commitment.

The best things about our Swim School:

  • We offer the Royal Life Saving Society endorsed Swim and Survive program
  • All of our teachers are Austswim qualified
  • Our pools are heated and we have a 25m pool
  • We are not 'Term based' - We offer a year round on-going, progressive program.
  • Classes available across 6 days of the week

There really isn't anywhere better to learn to swim in Colac. Our Swim and Survive program will teach your child, or yourself, vital life skills. Living in Australia we are surrounded by water. It's part of our lifestyle, so make sure you and your family are safe in and around the water.

We follow the progressive Swim and Survive program which is a comprehensive swimming and water safety initiative of the Royal Life Saving Society that seeks to increase the swimming and water safety skills of all Australian children in order to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity.

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Wonder, Courage and Active

Wonder, Courage and Active have been chosen as the Swim and Survive program titles to reflect the hopes and aspirations of children and families as they embark on a lifetime of fun and safety in the water.

Each program is structured into skill strands that ensure a balanced, comprehensive instructional approach to a child's aquatic education.

A water familiarisation program for parents and their children aged 6 to 36 months.


A program that builds water confidence for preschool aged children between the ages of 3-5 years.


A swimming and water safety program for school aged children between the ages of 5-14 years.


How do I book my child into swim school?

Step 1 – Contact Bluewater and we will quickly assess your child with a few questions.

Step 2 – With the level determined, Bluewater staff will process your enrolment and issue a membership card.

Step 3 – Children’s progress is monitored during the program, with assessment based on capabilities during regular class drills and skill sessions. When students fulfil criteria they receive a progress token to move up levels.

Step 4 – Students present progress tokens to the Bluewater service desk in exchange for a level award. Staff will arrange transfer into the next appropriate level.

To get started or to learn more please visit or contact Bluewater Leisure Centre and let one of our staff help you to get started with our swim school today.

You can either email dionne.smith@colacotway.vic.gov.au or call us on 5232 9551. Otherwise send us a message on facebook.

How much does swim school cost?

One-off program joining fee: $20.00

On-going program cost: $14.80 per week

The program cost covers one 30 minute lesson each week and entry into the facility on other days for the student to practice their skills and enjoy the facility..

Our Swim and Survive program is paid via a fortnightly Direct Debit. If you do not wish to pay via Direct Debit, and wish to pay upfront, a minimum of 12 weeks of lessons is to be paid in full upon enrolment. Conditions apply. 

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Related Information

Click Here(PDF, 42KB)  for a copy of the swim school enrolment form 

Swim School Terms and Conditions

Form-2018-Terms-Conditions-Swim-School-Bluewater-September-2018.pdf(PDF, 300KB)