Our Classes

Joining our family at AustGrade is as simple as finding your child’s class below and following the link. Alternatively, feel free to drop into our centre and speak to one of our friendly staff. They can take you through the enrolment process in person.

If you are unsure what level your child may be, click below for help.

Find your level
Familiarisation
Skill Development
Stroke Development
Achievers

Free Introductory Lessons

Koala

2 months- 4 months
Open Class (No Max)
Our free lesson at AustGrade, at this level we work on the basic skills of your children, developing their confidence and awareness when interacting with the water. This lesson focuses on parent-child bonding and water familiarisation.

Familiarisation

Bluebottle

4 months- 15 months
Max: 6 Students

The Bluebottle level is an integral level where we work on your child’s development, as well as social skills and emotional regulation. We work on building confidence in the water including acceptance of water and their body in relation to the environment through interactive use of toys, games and instructor direction.

Box Jelly

10 months- 2.5 years
Max: 6 students

Our Box Jelly level can be started as early as 10 months old, if your child has had previous experience in the water environment your child will work towards independence in the water and submersion, as well as paddling and kicking feet at the same time. During this level we also introduce water safety skills, including holding on to the side walls of the pool and full body submersion.

Irukandji

2 years-4 years.
Max: 6 students
Irukandji is our master baby level! Here we work on separation of the children and parents, working on strategies to develop their readiness for partaking in classes without their parents. Here our students are super confident in the water, they already have a social awareness of how to interact in the pool. Children must be able to paddle and kick on cue and can start climbing out of the pool with little support from their parents.

Skill Development

Yabby

Minimum age 3 years old
Max: 3 students

In our Yabby level this class is designed for those students that have not had lessons before or are uncomfortable without their parents in the water. Some Irukandji students may be moved to this level from 2.5 years old if they are progressing fast.

Platypus

3+ years
Max: 3 students
Our Platypus level is for independent beginner swimmers, learning the foundations of swimming skills. Children at this level are now comfortable without parents in the water and are ready to work on water safety and motor skills. This is first class without parents for beginners. We focus on developing children’s comfort in the water and confidence in building basic swimming techniques.

Water Dragon

Skill Based
Max: 4 students
The Water Dragon level is for children who have a strong skill base in order to begin focusing on the body alignment and stroke for freestyle and backstroke. In this level your child will achieve basic knowledge of accurate kick strength and correct arm positioning.

Stroke Development

Fairy Penguin

Skill based
Max: 4 students
Our Fairy Penguin level is an introduction to proper stroke development, with a strong focus on correct freestyle breathing (side breath), and proper position during backstroke kick.

Leopard Seal

Skill based
Max: 5 students
In our Leopard Seal level students are beginning to work on their stamina. Having a a good freestyle position already, they will start working on the timing of their backstroke arms and developing breaststroke kick. These students will work on swimming 20m without stopping.

Dugong

Skill based
Max: 4 students
Students in the Dugong level should have a confident kick, and can use a kickboard, these students should have a more developed knowledge of correct freestyle arms and breathing. Throughout this level children work on developing the correct freestyle timing and are improving backstroke arms and position.

Bottlenose

Skill based
Max: 6 students

Students in our Bottlenose level should have a good backstroke timing and freestyle with bilateral side breathing. In this level students continue to develop their breaststroke kick and start to work on their arms, with an introduction to proper butterfly kick.

Eagle Ray

Skill based
Lane allocation
Our Eagle Ray level is the final level of stroke correction before our Achievers mini-squad levels. In this level they will develop proper breaststroke technique and be introduced to proper butterfly arms.

Achievers

Grey Nurse

Mini-Squad
45 minutes

Our Grey Nurse level is the first level of our mini-squad program. In this level our students work on developing their stamina, correct body position, and correction of all four strokes. Lessons are longer for continuity.

Tiger Shark

Mini-Squad
45 minutes – 1 hour
Students in our Tiger Shark level are confident in all four strokes, this mini-squad level has a strong focus on maximising stroke efficiency and improving technique where needed.

Great White

Squad
1 hour
In our highest level Great White our students are proficient in all four strokes. Our coaches will work with students to increase their stamina throughout these lessons.

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We are an AustSwim Gold Accredited Swim School - Ensuring your children are receiving the highest standard of learning how to swim. Our program is structured to create an environment where your child grows and learns while enjoying the water.

We can assist in your child's learn to swim journey.