JUST SWIMMING FAQs

Just Swimming takes enrolments from 4 months of age and caters to all ages and abilities including adults.

Whilst there is no right or wrong time to start learning to swim, commencing learning to swim from a young age will help students progress through levels at an increased pace as they’ve developed water familiarisation early on.

Children who can walk and have not had swimming lessons, are not aware of the dangers that water can pose and have little awareness of depth perception. Starting lessons young also, means that your children are becoming safer around water sooner which is when children are at a high risk of an aquatic related incident taking place.

Just Swimming offers a free 6 week Baby Starfish program. These lessons are for babies from 4 months of age and teach parents specific activities that enhance a child’s in-born natural reflex.

Young babies are not born to have the emotion of fear, therefore commencing lessons before they can weigh up their options, and become a little anxious about the aquatic environment is a great time to start.

Enrolment into swimming lessons is easy and hassle-free. We complete the following steps to ensure a smooth transition into our lessons.

  • Free swimming assessment and trial
  • Identify the best time, day and teacher
  • Enrol and receive a welcome pack to commence your lessons

For anyone looking to enrol into our program, we offer a free swimming assessment to give us a good understanding of swimming ability and the most appropriate group for you or your child.

Whether you have multiple children or just a busy household with other commitments, we will always work with you to identify the best time, day and teacher for you or your child.

We understand families who have multiple children often prefer for all children to swim at once. We have multiple swimming levels running at the same time and we will always do our best to enrol all children in or around the same time slot. We also offer a discount for multiple students and multiple enrolments.

Once enrolled, students swim at the same day and time each week and your child will receive a certificate each time they complete the level they are working to achieve. If your schedule changes and you require an alternative time, this can be arranged via our friendly customer service staff.

Lessons at Just Swimming are term based, and priority of the same lesson time and day is given to existing customers, meaning once you are enrolled into the program, your enrolment will continue from term to term as you choose.

There are 14 swim school levels for students to achieve.  Each certificate has a number of skills a student is required to complete, before moving to the next level. Each skill is deliberately introduced at a particular level to ensure continual progression.
Key skills we teach at Just Swimming include:

Water Safety Skills – Safe Entries & Exits, Floating, Treading Water, Techniques for clothed survival swimming and more.

Mobility Skills – We teach students to move forward through the water with a good foundation of body position, kicking and breath control. This is referred to as streamlining with forward movement.

Swimming Strokes – Once the foundations are in place, we teach students to be proficient in Freestyle, Backstroke, Survival Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Sidestroke.

For more information about our levels, have a look at our programs page.

Learning to swim is much like learning to read or write and it can take time to establish a sound swimming ability.

Many factors can play a role in how long it takes to establish basic swimming skills. This can include consistency in attendance, how frequent a student participates (once or twice a week) if the student has a fear of water and the age of the student.

Whilst, each factor can impact how long it takes to learn to swim, there is no better solution to learn to swim than frequent participation and it is never too late to start.

Many people have varied perspectives of what ‘can swim’ looks like.

The Victorian Water Safety Certificate provides the National benchmark of what a competent swimmer should be able to achieve. Our Seal Gold level is the comparison level to the Victorian Water Safety Certificate and this should be the level students aim to achieve before being deemed a competent swimmer.

Yes, we certainly do. We understand that you may need to skip a lesson or two which is why Just Swimming offers 2 make up lessons per term.  Make up lessons can be completed before or after the missed lesson if you know you are unable to attend. All we require is for you to let us know at least 60 minutes before the lesson start time. Simply give our friendly team members a call on 03 9878 7055 or via our online contact form.

We strongly recommend the make up lesson is completed close to the missed lesson where possible.

Just Swimming offers a 5% discount on lesson fees for a second family member and a 10% discount on lesson fees for a Third and subsequent family members for a term based enrolment.

Just Swimming also offers a 25% discount on the second lesson when a student swims twice a week for a term based enrolment and 50% discount when you swim three or more times a week.

Just Swimming does not offer any discounts to health care card or concession card holders.

Yes. All Just Swimming Swim Schools have heated pools.  Pool temperatures may slightly vary from centre to centre. To access information about our swimming pools, visit the About Nunawading, Burwood, Tintern or Wesley pages.

No, we don’t charge any start-up or joining fees when you join Just Swimming.

Absolutely. We’re happy to transfer you or your family over to another Just Swimming School if it is more convenient for you. Simply let our friendly Customer Service staff know and we’ll take care of the rest.

Our term fees can be paid by cash at any of our swim schools or eftpos/credit card in person or over the phone. We also include a direct bank transfer option on our invoice if you’d prefer to pay term fees online.

If you are unable to pay your term fees upfront, please speak to our customer service team or your swim school coordinator about a payment plan. We’re here to help.

Just Swimming encourages everyone to learn to swim. We take enrolments from as early as 4 months of age (swim school dependant) right through to older adults, wanting to learn to swim.

Due access into some of our facilities whilst we are happy to take enquiries for people with special needs, there may be times where we are unable to provide the best possible learning environment.  If you would like to enquire about special needs classes, please feel free to contact us and we will always do our best to provide you with a good recommendation for ensuring your child has an opportunity to learn to swim.

Just Swimming acknowledges that we can’t always accommodate everyone’s needs, however our ultimate goal is that everyone has access and opportunities to learn to swim and be safe around water.  If you would like assistance or advice on accessing the most suitable options for your family, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

You sure can, we take bookings any time of the year so even if it’s mid-term we will just charge you a pro-rata term fee amount.

All our friendly swimming teachers hold a working with children check, are AUSTSWIM and CPR qualified with continual training throughout the year to ensure all qualifications remain current. We also provide our teachers with additional training from our Nunawading Swimming Club Coaches to ensure we are teaching the most efficient techniques to our students.

We generally recommend attending swimming lessons once per week however there are benefits to swimming more than once a week (and discounts too!). If you’re looking to accelerate your swimming ability, chat to us about whether swimming more than once a week will work for you and your family.

We sure do, and a free assessment to make sure we put you in the right level for your ability! To make sure you really feel comfortable with our facilities and teachers and have a good understanding of what swimming with us looks like, we offer a free trial and assessment per person at any one of our four swim schools.

Can’t make your swimming lesson? No problem, just give our friendly team a call on 03 9878 7055 or via our  online contact form to let us know you are unable to attend your swimming lesson. We offer two make up lessons so be sure to book in when you talk to us about your missed lesson.

The short answer is yes. We are term based and once a booking with us has been made, we allocate you or your child into weekly swimming lessons for the entire term. If you would like to change the day or time of your swimming lesson we’ll be more than happy to accommodate this.