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Swim School & Program

Swim School & Program

Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness Swim School provides programs for all ability swimmers, from 2.5 years to world champions. Our philosophy to swimming ensures that swimmers find their time in the pool a challenging and positive experience. From learn to swim our programs are technique based, with the addition of distance and endurance for our squad swimmers. We offer the opportunity for our squad swimmers to compete in local swimming carnivals through to Australian national championships as well as swimming for fun and keeping fit. 

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Swim School Interactive Application Form

Swim School Term Dates 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Our philosophy to swimming ensures that swimmers find their time in the pool a challenging and positive experience.

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 safe and fun way. Our program is designed to create experiences that stimulate and develop the far and near senses, the nervous system, fine and gross motor skills and cognitive skills. Most importantly, we aim to provide participants with a positive experience that we hope will ensure they will always enjoy their time in the water.

The Squad Program caters for all ages. We offer introduction level, Junior Development squads, Beginner Yellow Swuads, Progression Blue Squad and Advanced White Squad. Our White squad swimmers ages to 15 years.

Our competitive Squads swimmers in Green, Silver and Gold Squads are required to become members of the Sydney Uni Swim Club, and participate at club events and race nights as well as swim meets specified by the Competitive Squad coaches.

Our Adult Squad program includes swimmers of like mind ability, from 16 years. Triathletes, marathon runners, national waterpolo players and competitive ocean swimmers all come together with a singular aim, to get better and faster. 

All our teachers and coaches are qualified and contiue their professional development while employed by SUSF. 

The aim of our High Performance program is to give Australian athletes the chance to continue their sporting pursuits while gaining a vocational education. We help these athletes develop a life style that provides the right balance between study, sport and life. 


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 safe and fun way. Our program is designed to create experiences that stimulate and develop the far and near senses, the nervous system, fine and gross motor skills and cognitive skills. Most importantly, we aim to provide participants with a positive experience that we hope will ensure they will always enjoy their time in the water.

Adult Swimming - Click here

At SUSAC 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.

Squads - Click here

Our Junior Squad programs cater for all ages. We have noncompetitive squads, Yellow - Beginner, Blue - Progression and White - Advanced to age 15 years, and competitive squads Green, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Free assessments are offered for each squad. 

Sydney Uni Swimming Club - Click here

We encourage all swimmers to become members of the SUSC, compulsory membership is required for all competitive squad swimmers. Race practice meets are run monthly, where we give feedback to each swimmer to help them better prepare for carnivals, such as National Championships, State Championships and Speedo Sprint Series. These Club meets are a fun way to introduce swimmers to racing and with a bbq if you get hungry, it also gives our swimmers a chance to make new friends.


Costs 

Learn to Swim, Pre School & School Age: $16.50 per lesson – paid on a term basis


Private Lessons: $55 per 30mins, $82.50 per 45mins, $110 per 60mins


Special Needs Classes: $16.50 per lesson – paid on a term basis


Junior Squads: Monthly Payments of $115 - maximum 4 sessions per week during term time, unlimited during term breaks


Opens, Masters, Triathlete and Adult Squad: Monthly Payments: 1 session $43; 2 sessions $73; 3 sessions $103


Adult Learn to Swim, Introduction, Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced: $19.50 per lesson – paid on a term basis


Aquatic Staff

Josephine Brown
Swim School and Programs Manager
j.brown@sport.usyd.edu.au

Josephine joined SUSF in early 2013 as the Swim School Manager. Born in Scotland, Josephine came to Australia with a young family and settled on the Northern beaches. Josephine has been working in swim schools for a number of years, including working at a local swim school before running a very successful program at a prestigious north shore private school for a number of years. Josephine has a good sense of humour, which is an absolute requirement for working with children. She also has a passion for teaching – not only children to swim but young instructors to be the best they can be.

Brendan Micallef
Age Competitive Program Club Coach
b.micalleff@sport.usyd.edu.au 

Brendan first joined Sydney University in November 2011 on scholarship as part of the Elite Athlete Program winning three National Age Silver medals and competing at Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Championships Trials under current Australian World Championships Coach Scott Talbot. He was awarded a Sydney University Blue as a result of his achievements. Brendan became the Assistant Coach of the Competitive Age Group Program under former head Coach Leanne Thompson and in April 2017 took the position of Club Coach. He is Bronze License accredited and is currently completing his Silver License.

 

 


Communication

The Swim School can be contacted via email on swimschool@sport.usyd.edu.au, or in person between 3:30pm -6:15pm Monday to Friday and between 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday and Sundays. We do ask that parents do not approach teachers or coaches while they are conducting lessons. Our Swim School Coordinators or Pool Deck Supervisor will help with any enquires or concerns you may have. Squad coaches can be contacted by email to arrange an appointment to discuss any issues or concerns. Click here for the Swimming Australia Behavioural Guidelines.

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