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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 clear integrated pathways for the development and challenge of our future squad swimmers.

Join the team, check out our careers with us page.

GREAT NEWS! 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? And even better news... we're a registered provider! Apply for your Active Kids voucher HERE and use it to enrol your children in our swim program! 

Swim School Application Form

Swim School Term Dates 2018

Swim School 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 supportive, safe yet fun way. Our program is designed to create experiences that stimulate  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 and abilities. With clear pathways we offer our transition to squad Junior Development, Development, Challenge, and SwimFit 13+ squads.

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.

Our Performance Pathway offers opportunity for competitive Junior Emerging Talent, State and  National Target athletes. Swimmers in our performance squads have attendance criteria, are required to become active members of the Sydney Uni Swim Club, and attend target swim meets specified by the performance coaches.

Our Sydney University Elite Athlete Program (High Performance/ Opens Squad) aims is to give Australian athletes 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.

All our teachers and coaches are qualified ASCTA/AUSTSWIM qualified, hold current CPR and contiue their professional development while employed by Sydney Uni Swimming.



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.

Holiday Intensive Swimming Program - Click here

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.

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

The Squad Program caters for both recreation and competitive swimmers. Firectly from learnto swim, we offer Junior, Development squads, Challenge Squads, and Swimfit 13+.

Our Performance (competitive) Squads cater for 10-18 year old swimmers committed to swimming multiple sessions per week and regularly competing for Sydney Uni Swimming at area, metropolitan, state and national competitions

Sydney Uni Swimming Club - Click here

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 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.

FREE Water Safe Program - Click here

Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness will be running FREE Water Safety classes for University of Sydney students in Semester 2, 2018. These sessions will allow students who have no or limited experience with the water to learn basic water skills, stroke and water survival skills in a safe and friendly environment.


Fee Structure

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, $130 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


Aquatic Staff

Swim School and Programs 

Kellie Warren

Sydney Uni Swimming Programs Manager
k.warren@sport.usyd.edu.au

Anton Nikulin

Junior Squads Coach and Programs Administrator

a.nikulin@sport.usyd.edu.au

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

For general enquiries, the administrationl can be contacted on 9351 8735, 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 Receptionists or Deck Supervisors are ready to 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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