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Swimming Programs - Learn to Swim and Squads

Swimming Programs - Learn to Swim and Squads

Sydney Uni Swimming is proud to be to be able to offer quality aquatic education to swimmers of all ages and ability, from 2 years to World Champions. Our holistic approach to swimming ensures that swimmers find their time in the pool a challenging and positive experience. Our small learn to swim classes ensure focussed attention and are technique based. We provide a clear integrated pathways for the development and challenge of our squad swimmers, whether they be recreational or competitive.

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Our SWIMMING PROGRAM is focused on providing children and adults the opportunity to develop a strong relationship with the water by ensuring that participants experience the water in a supportive, challenging yet fun way.

Our LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM offers classes with the lowest student to teacher ratios (our range is 2 -5 participants) to ensure student engagement and quality practice time. Our program is designed to create experiences that stimulate fine and gross motor skills as well as cognitive skills. Safety and technical skills are the focus of our classes. All of our teachers and coaches are qualified ASCTA/AUSTSWIM qualified, hold current CPR, and contiue their professional development while employed by Sydney Uni Swimming.

The  SWIM SQUAD PROGRAM caters for all ages and abilities. We help our swimmers learn the technical skills, practice their skills and ultimately train their skills. We offer 3 levels of squad progression.

Our ADULT SQUAD PROGRAM includes swimmers of like mind ability. Triathletes, marathon runners, national waterpolo players and competitive ocean swimmers all come together with a singular aim, to get better and faster, thorugh specially designed technique, aerobic and pace sets.

Our PERFORMANCE SWIM PROGRAM offers opportunity for competitive Junior/Emerging Talent, State and National Target athletes. Swimmers in this program are required to be active members of the Sydney Uni Swim Club, and are committed to racing and representing Sydney Uni at targeted swim meets.

Our SYDNEY UNI VARSITY-OPENS SQUAD PROGRAM aims to give Australian athletes over 18 years the chance to continue their sporting pursuits while gaining a university degree. We help these athletes develop a life style that provides the right balance between study, sport and life.


Did you know parents/guardians of enrolled school children are eligible to apply for a $100 voucher for their child's sporting activities as part of a NSW Government initiative that encourages active kids?

Find out how to use your Active Kids Program voucher at SUSF here

LEARN TO SWIM   click here

The Learn to Swim Program is focused on providing children and adults the opportunity to develop a strong relationship with the water by ensuring that participants experience the water in a supported and enjoyable way. Our program is designed to build on previous skill competencies in the water. This, in combination with small class sizes, ensure that swimmers are remain engaged and confident whilst still being challenged. Students are graded regularly throughout the term and feedback is provided regarding their progress. 


A great alternative to swimming throughout the term for families with busy schedules, the Holiday Intensive Swimming Program (HISP) at Sydney Uni Swim School is a concentrated swimming and water safety program conducted over five consecutive days. They are a great way to fast track skills.


At Sydney Uni Swimming we offer a range of classes to cater for all abilities, from the novice to the squadies and everyone in-between. Come along with your friends and learn to swim, improve your technique or join the Open Water, Masters, and Triathlete swimmers in our Adult Squad.

JUNIOR SQUADS  click here

The Squad Program caters for both recreation and competitive swimmers. Swimmers graduate from learn to swim into our transition Junior, and Development squads, then onto Challenge Squads, and Swimfit 13. Our Performance (competitive) Squads cater for 9-18 year old swimmers committed to swimming multiple sessions per week and regularly competing for Sydney Uni Swimming at area, metropolitan, state and national competitions. 


This squad was created to offer University Aged Athletes the opportunity to train with their peers in a competitive and non-competitive environment relevant to their goals and aspirations. We have National Scholarship athletes preparing for international competitions, through to former athletes continuing to train for fitness and wellbeing. One thing in common, they all love the sport and see no reason why you cannot swim well into your 20’s and remain competitive.


We encourage all swimmers to become members of the SUSC, compulsory membership is required for all Performance squad swimmers and is recommended by our junior squad coaches. Race practice meets are run monthly, where we give feedback to each swimmer to help them better prepare for school carnivals, Area, State and National Championships and the Speedo Sprint Series. Our Open and Varisty swimmers often attend these meets and provide excellent mentoring and inspiration for our developing swimmers. These Club meets are a low key,  fun way to introduce swimmers to racing and provide opportunity for new friendships to be made.

ATER SAFE PROGRAM   click here

Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness runs FREE Water Safety classes for University of Sydney students in Semesters 1 & 2 , 2019. These sessions aim to teach students who have no or limited experience basic water skills, stroke and water survival skills in a safe and friendly environment.

2019 Swim Term Dates

2019 Swim School Interactive Application Form 


Learn to Swim programs -  Weekday timetable t2 

Learn to Swim programs -  Weekend timtable t2 

Adult Learn to Swim programs t2 2019

Junior Squad Holiday timetable 15-28 April


Learn to Swim, Pre School & School Age: $18.50 per lesson – paid on a term basis

Adult Learn to Swim, Watersafe, Beginner, Stroke Correction: $21.50 per lesson – paid on a term basis

Special Needs Classes: $18.50 per lesson – paid on a term basis

Private Lessons: $65 per 30mins, $97.50 per 45mins, $120 per 60mins

Junior Squads: Monthly payments of $66 for one session per week, or $115 for twice weekly, $150 3+sessions

Opens, Masters, and Adult Squad: Monthly payments of $66 single session, $115 or twice weekly, $150 for three+ sessions per week

Performance Squads: on application


Kellie Warren

Sydney Uni Swimming Programs Manager

Sophie Todd

Sydney Uni Swimming Programs Coordinator

Anton Nikulin

Swim Programs Administrator


Paul Bruce

Sydney Uni Swimming Head Coach - Varisty/Opens and National Squad 

Jake Hodgetts

Sydney Uni State Target Age Group Coach 

Anton Nikulin

Junior Squads / Emerging Talent Coach



For general enquiries, the administration can be contacted on 9351 8735, via email on, or in person between 3:30pm - 6:15pm Monday to Friday and between 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday and Sundays.

We ask that parents  not approach teachers or coaches while they are conducting lessons. Our Swim School Receptionists or Deck Supervisors are ready to help with any enquires or concerns you may have. Squad coaches can be contacted via email to arrange an appointment to discuss any issues or concerns. 

Click here for the Swimming Australia Behavioural Guidelines.



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