Swim Academy


Term 1 2018 re-enrolments are now open.

Term 1 2018 commences Monday 29 January 2018, and will, in general, be an 11 week term*.

*Due to school swimming carnivals held at The Forum and Easter that falls within Term 1, please study the table below for the correct start date and term duration.

Day Time Term Commences Duration Cost
Monday AM 29 January 2018 10 weeks $140
Monday PM 29 January 2018 10 weeks $140
Tuesday AM 20 February 2018 8 weeks $112
Tuesday PM 30 January 2018 11 weeks $154
Wednesday PM 31 January 2018 11 weeks $154
Thursday AM 1 March 2018 7 weeks $98
Thursday PM 1 February 2018 11 weeks $154
Friday AM 23 February 2018 7 weeks $98
Friday PM 2 February 2018 10 weeks $140
Saturday AM 3 February 2018 10 weeks $140
Sunday AM 4 February 2018 10 weeks $140

If you missed the Swim Academy Newsletter you can check out the latest edition here.

Classes are available for children six months of age through to adults and all students are enrolled on a school term basis. Our swim program allows you to continue your swimming to a competitive level.

Swim Academy lessons are available seven mornings per week and Monday - Friday afternoons.

If you are a new enrolment, come along to a free swimming assessment held at The Forum, University, every Wednesday at 6:00pm and Saturday at midday. No need to book, just drop in.

All coaches are qualified with the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA), and instructors and lifeguards hold current AUSTSWIM and Royal Life Saving qualifications.

Swim Academy Overview

The Forum Swim Academy offers a unique range of learning and development programs for all ages and abilities in a bright, happy and safe environment.  We promote water awareness, confidence, safety, fitness, stroke development and teach without the use of floatation aids.

Safety & Survival

All Yellow sessions are 30 minutes in duration

Yellow 1
Water familiarisation with parent / carer.
Yellow 2
Independent water confidence and survival skills.
Yellow 3
Learn correct freestyle and backstroke technique.
Stroke Development
Red 1
Refine freestyle and backstroke technique whilst increasing distance.
Red 1 sessions are 30 minutes in duration.
Red 2
Increase distance while maintaining technique in freestyle & backstroke. Introduce breaststroke and develop correct technique.
Red 2 sessions are 30 minutes in duration.
Red 3
Continue maintaining technique and increase distance for freestyle, backstroke & breaststroke. Introduce butterfly and develop correct technique. Develop starts, turns and streamlines.
Red 3 sessions are 45 minutes in duration.
Squad Training

*Equipment needed for Blue stage of the Swim Academy includes goggles, swim cap, flippers, mesh bag and drink bottle.

Click here for more information on our Blue Squad Program

Blue 1
Improve and maintain correct technique in all four strokes. Reinforce streamlining, introduce race rules and refine the basic skills of dives and turns.
Blue 1 sessions are 60 minutes in duration.
Blue 2
Designed for cross-training and school carnival competitors, this Squad introduces athletes to increased volumes and intensities whilst maintaining and improving correct technique. All four strokes will be utilised with the goal of improving speed and fitness, as well as preparation for school swimming commitments.
Blue 2 Sessions are up to 120 minutes in duration.
Blue Target
This Squad is designed to identify and prepare young athletes for competition with the NUSwim Club. Athletes in this Squad must attend a minimum of 3 sessions per week and NUSwim Club membership is expected. The program will be geared towards participation at the NSW Country and NSW State Age Championships.
Blue Target Sessions are up to 120 minutes in duration.
Blue Performance
Specifically designed for athletes that have committed to the sport of competitive swimming. Members must attend a minimum of 5 swim sessions per week, and NUSwim Club membership and participation is mandatory. The program is designed towards increased participation and performance at the National Age and Open level competitions.
Blue Performance Sessions are up to 120 minutes in duration.

Swim Academy Holiday Intensive Program

Our swimming intensive program is run over consecutive days during school holidays. The Forum Swim Academy holiday intensive program is ideal for all children from beginners through to competitive swimmers. Our holiday intensive program is for Yellow 2, Yellow 3, Red 1, Red 2 and Red 3 levels.

Read more about our holiday intensive program here.

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