Swim school

Become a swim school member

Join on our classes taught by experienced instructors and gain access to our pool during opening hours.

Learn to Swim programs for infants, children and adults are taught at the Footscray Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre Swim School.

Our experienced, qualified teachers conduct all classes.

We keep our classes small to provide the best opportunity for learning.

Enjoy swimming all year round in our 25-metre heated swimming pool.

What we offer

We offer classes and programs for a variety of ages and skill levels:

Infant water familiarisation


Adult Learn to Swim

Swim school membership

Your membership includes:

  • access to a wide range of class times taught by experienced instructors
  • 2 x make-up classes
  • free access to the pool during opening hours.


All costs listed are in Australian dollars and are per class.

ClassFull feeConcession/VU student or staff discount
Infant and children$22.60$20.85
Senior swim and survive$26.25$24.15
Adult beginner$31.50$31.50
Adult intermediate$31.50$31.50

Monthly direct debit

Payments will be deducted on the first business day of each month from your chosen bank account. The amount debited will be the sum of the total number of lessons in the month.

You will not be charged for:

  • lessons that fall on a public holiday (excluding Labour Day)
  • the school holiday period, but you are welcome to attend the pool during this time.

Once you have enrolled your booking will be ongoing until you cancel your membership.

Please note, we take a break from lessons during school holidays.


To cancel your membership please complete a cancellation form or email [email protected] 5 working days prior to the end of the month to stop the next month’s direct debit.

Please speak to our friendly reception staff to request a cancellation form.

Child Supervision Policy

All children under the age of 12 years must be actively supervised by a parent/guardian 16 years and over at all times, including before, during & after their swimming lesson.

As such, the use of phones, laptops, reading materials and other items that detract from supervision are not permitted.

Any child under the age of 5 years that is swimming before or after their lesson must have a parent or guardian in the water and within arm's reach.

Make a swim school booking

New student enrolments

You can make a booking online, or in person during the pool opening hours at the VU Aquatic and Fitness Centre Reception, Building L, level 0 of the Footscray Park Campus.

You can book online for weekly classes and our adult program.

Book online

Pool opening hours

  • Monday—Thursday: 6am–8.45pm
  • Friday: 6am–7.45pm
  • Saturday: 8am–3pm
  • Sunday: 9am–3pm

Swim school term dates

Term dates

  • Term one, 2024: Monday 29 January - Thursday 28 March
  • Term two, 2024: Monday 15 April - Sunday 30 June.
  • Term three, 2024: Monday 15 July - Sunday 22 September.
  • Term four, 2024: Monday 7 October - Sunday 15 December.

Current swim school members have access to the pool during school holidays.

Public holidays

Lessons will not run on public holidays or University closures.

Refer to the academic calendar for a full list of when the facility may be closed.