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Learn. Compete. Keep fit. Cool off.

There are a number of reasons why you’d get in a swimming pool. Learn to swim safely, do some laps in your own time or join a squad to take it up a notch. Well, you can do all of that at our state of the art aquatic centre.

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Swimming lessons

Our nationally accredited swimming instructors teach both kids and adults how to swim safely in a number of environments. We’ll work on a number of strokes as well as key lifesaving skills.

Our kids and adults classes are run separately.

What to bring:

  • Kids under three need to wear a swimming nappy
  • Kids three and over need to wear a swimming cap

Online Assessment tool: 

Complete our quick online quiz to find out what water animal your child would be in our swimming program. Please note that this is just a guide and an in centre assessement may be required to determine the level best suited to your child. 

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Want to learn more?

Click the links below to find out more information about the program here at Canberra Olympic Pool.

Talk to someone about swimming lessons

How much do swimming lessons cost?

View our swimming lessons level progression chart


Squads Program

Do you have your sights on the Olympics? Or do you just want to work on your stroke? Whatever your motivation, we’ve got a squad and swimming coach that’s the right fit for you.The squad program at Canberra Olympic Pool is proudly run in affiliation with is Cruiz Swim Club.

Youth levels available include:

  • Blue - Blue squad program offers young swimmers the opportunity to develop all four strokes
    and focus on perfecting butterfly and breaststroke. Swimmers are required to swim 25m Freestyle and Backstroke utilizing efficient technique and have an understanding of the Breaststroke and Butterfly kick as
    determined by the Head Coach.
  • Bronze - Bronze squad program offers young swimmers the opportunity to develop all four strokes
    and skills in preparation for school carnivals and development level swim meets. Swimmers are required to swim 50m of each stroke utilising efficient technique as determined by Head Coach.
  • Silver - Silver squad program is for young swimmers who demonstrate efficient technique as well
    as endurance. At this level swimmers should be preparing for distance/qualifying/country level meets. Swimmers are required to swim 50m of each stroke utilising efficient technique as determined by Head Coach.
  • Gold - Gold squad program is for swimmers looking to compete at State/National level. Swimmers are encouraged to attend 5-7 sessions a week. Squad level entry determined by Head Coach.

Adult Squads:

Our Adult Swim Squad program is designed to deliver high quality swimming programs to a wide range of participants. From the competitive swimmer, to triathletes and social swimmers, our aim is to deliver a quality structured program aimed at improving your swimming ability and physical fitness. Within our program we have three levels:

  • Level 1 swims on average 2.5kms per session. This level focuses on stroke development through the use of drills and coached technique advice whilst increasing fitness levels.
  • Level 2 swims on average 3kms per session. This level focuses on increasing fitness levels while fine tuning technique for all strokes.
  • Level 3 swims on average 3.5kms per session. This level utilises a range of training systems to increase speed, fitness and pace. Swimmers in this level are expected to swim all four strokes.

What to bring:

Equipment required will vary based on level and will be advised by Head Coach. We have plenty of kick boards and pull buoys on site to lend during coached sessions. We have a small selection of fins so it is recommended you bring your own, these can be left in the locked squad cage.

Want to learn more? Contact Head Coach: Laura.Brindley@ymcansw.org.au

View Squads Timetable


Aquatics for fun

Getting in the pool can be a whole lot of fun – and great for your health.

Our classes

Aqua Aerobics is a fun and low impact workout option  that will help improve your fitness, strength or recover from an injury. Classes are run by a qualified instructor.

Talk to someone about Aqua Aerobics

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We run swimming and water safety lessons for people with disability. Find out more.

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18th April - Last opening day of Outdoor Dive Pool
Monday - Friday 5:30am - 8pm Indoor Pool Only
Saturday 7am - 7pm Indoor Pool Only
Sunday 8am - 7pm Indoor Pool Only
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