Swim Academy

The Forum Swim Academy is a registered Active Kids provider.

Swim Academy Term 1 2021 will continue at Lambton Pool and will commence Monday 25 January 2021. Enrolments are now open. Please contact our Aquatics Team on aquatics@theforum.org.au or 4921 7009 to enrol.

The Forum will continue to maintain safety measures at these venues and all staff and participants in our programs will be required to adhere to NSW Government regulations and guidelines related to COVID-19. Both The Forum and BlueFit’s (lessees of Lambton and Wallsend Pools) partnering venues employ robust COVID Safety Plans to ensure the safety of participants and staff. You can view our Safety Standards here.

Frequently asked questions

What are the Term 1 dates?
What are the lesson / term fees?
How do I make my child’s booking?
How do participants check in for lessons / sessions?
What do I need to bring?
Where is Lambton pool located?
Do you need to pay a spectator fee?
Will there be make up lessons?
My child is new to The Forum Swim Academy program. How do I know which level they should be in?
What hygiene etiquette should I be following?
How is The Forum ensuring the health of members and staff?

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.

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.

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.

Water Awareness

All Waterbabies sessions are 30 minutes in duration

Water familiarisation with parent/carer.

Safety & Survival

All Yellow sessions are 30 minutes in duration

Yellow 1
Independent water confidence and survival skills.
Yellow 2
Advanced safety skills and introduction to freestyle.
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.


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