Welcome to another article in our Useful Lists series. This week the Brisbane Mums Group were discussing what they thought were some of the best swim schools in Brisbane. We have collated the top answers below.
Please note that our lists are continually updated and cover only some of the best places for kids and parents across Brisbane. Remember to always do your own research and make sure the service meets your personal needs.
Yeronga Pool has a Learn to Swim program with classes available seven days a week and running all year round. There are three heated pools and the 20m pool is indoor for the babies. Age for classes begin at 3-6 months. Find out about the other levels here. Yeronga Pool has a Kids Club where carers will take look after your child and take them to their learn to swim school and pick them up.
Credit: Yeronga Park Memorial Swimming Pool Facebook page
Prices For 3-6 month old babies there is a free program.
For all other ages, the full semester runs for 6 months from January to July. You can pay up front or by monthly direct debit. Depending on when you start, it works out to be roughly $20 per class. You can also purchase a casual class or block of five classes for $25 a class.
Rackley Swimming has twenty swim schools in different locations throughout QLD. Swim lessons run year round in heated pools with classes available seven days a week. Age for classes begin at 2-4 months. Find out about the other levels here. This brochure also has fantastic information on the skills learnt at each level.
Prices If you are new to the program, you can book in for a free swim safety check to ascertain which class your child is suited to.
For 2-4 month old babies there is a free program
For all other ages, classes are around $18.75 per class and you can also pay for an extra class per week for $10.70. Payment is monthly via direct debit.
Prices at each location may vary so confirm with your preferred location. Prices listed are for Rackleys at Runcorn.
Location With so many locations, the best way to find out your closest Rackley Swimming School is through their website
Contact details Call 1300 733 053 to be put through to your closest swim school or submit an enquiry here
Stanford Swim School has five swim schools in different locations throughout Brisbane. Swim lessons run year round in heated pools with classes available seven days a week. Age for classes begin at 4 months. Find out about the other levels here.
“Stanford swim schools are great! I have three children that swim there and also I am one of the swim teachers. The classes are small and also there is a Groupon deal at the moment that is good value. I did this when my girls started there allowed me to get a feel for the structure before I signed up. All instructors are qualified and very professional. I have an early childhood background so was a bit picky where I was going to send my girls and had no problems whatsoever” – Brisbane Mums Group
Prices For 4-6 month old babies there is a free program.
For all other ages, contact your preferred swim school directly. The offices were closed when I called to find out pricing.
There is currently a Groupon deal for Stanford. Try this link to see if it is still active
Location With different locations, the best way to find out your closest Stanford Swim School is through their website
Contact details Call 07 3099 1199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shapland Swim Schools Shapland Swim School teaches private swim classes with a maximum of three children per class. There are fourteen locations throughout Brisbane and all pools are heated. Age for classes begin at 3-6 months. Find out about the other levels here. Their website has some fantastic information on their extensive program.
Credit: Shapland Swim School Facebook page
“My boy goes to Shapland Swim school. He’s been going for about 6 months and loves it and he’s doing so much better at this swim school than his previous swim school” – Brisbane Mums Group
Prices For weekday classes prices are $20 per lesson. For Saturday classes prices are $21 per lesson.
Prices at each location may vary so confirm with your preferred location. Prices listed are for Shapland at Everton Park.
Location With different locations, the best way to find out your closest Shapland Swim School is through their website
Contact details Call 1300 86 7946 or submit an enquiry here
Sue Mickelson Swimming is a small home based swimming pool based at West Chermside where classes run six days a week in an outdoor heated swimming pool. Age for classes begin at 6 months old and there is a maximum of five pupils per class. Sue is absolutely lovely and helpful and really personalises the swimming experience.
“Sue Mickelson Swimming is awesome if you’re on the Northside!” “I second that! Sue is fantastic!” – Brisbane Mums Group
Prices Classes are $18.50 per 30 minute class and run by semester. They do get cheaper as your child advances so contact Sue directly for more information.
Location 46 Craigslea Street, West Chermside
Contact details Call 0412 619 082 or submit an enquiry here
If you need even more options, these are some others as recommended by the amazing Brisbane Mums. Follow the link the websites for individual details:
"I use the program at the Albany Creek Leisure & Aquatic Center. I pay around $16.10 & $17.10 per week for my 2.5 yr and 11 month old. I have had no problems with the swim program there" - Brisbane Mums Group
"If you live in the Moreton Bay region I would highly recommend Aquatic Kidz located at Morayfield and run by John and Sue La Fauce. My two boys, almost 4 years old and almost one year old, have been enrolled in their classes since 4 months old. I cannot fault them at all. My oldest is confident and capable in the pool, and my littlie is heading the same way and it is all thanks to Aquatic Kidz expertise." - Brisbane Mums Group
These are just a few of the swim schools that Brisbane has to offer. If you know of any other places that you think should have made the list, make sure to join our discussion group and leave a comment to let us know!