Pre-School and School Age  Swimming Lessons

Located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, we offer a progressive learn to swim program for children aged between 3 to 16 years at Aqualink Box Hill and our mineral based salt water pool at  Blackburn Learn to Swim Centre.
From 3 years of age, your child will learn to swim independently with one of our qualified instructors, progressing through our Pre-School program into the corresponding School-Age level once they begin school.
Our program consists of 8 levels, from complete beginner, all the way through to those who are swimming at squad levels. Throughout all levels of our program, we have a strong emphasis on correct stroke technique, teaching your child the foundations that enable them to simply improve as swimmers, or follow into our competitive swimming streams if they have aspirations to do so.
We believe your child will learn best when nurtured, engaged and having fun. The trust between them and our instructors is imperative to assure they feel safe trying new things for the first time. Our class sizes reflect this ethos, enabling greater focus within the learning environment, as well as individualised attention and feedback.

Water Safety Skills

Our skills criteria incorporates a targeted water safety component, where real-life scenarios are mimicked and  valuable survival techniques are taught. Children will start to learn skills including: how to signal if they are in trouble, how to identify safe areas to swim and rip currents, call 000, perform safe rescue techniques, and patient recovery positions. Teaching your child not only how to survive but also rescue in and around water is an essential skill they will retain for life.

Teen Learn to Swim Classes

If your child commences swimming at a later stage in life, to ensure lessons are inclusive and enjoyable, we offer teen classes starting from 11 years of age. We recognise they will prefer to learn with swimmers their age, especially if they are new to swimming. If your child is above 16 years we offer a progressive adult learn to swim program.
We would love for you to be a part of the Surrey Park family and join us in giving your child one of the most important skills they will gain in life.
  • Our lessons are fun with themed weeks throughout the year;

  • Our lead instructors on the pool deck offer feedback or address concerns or queries you have;

  • We provide an extra teacher in the water giving individualised attention to swimmers when needed.

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Level Progression

We logically step our swimmers through our progressive program once they master key skill sets in their level.  Beginning with building basic water skills, then progressing through to developing, refining and consolidating all four competitive strokes.
To ensure your child is a confident and safe swimmer we recommend they progress through to the end of our program and swim all year round.
Overview of our programs and progressions
Once students reach Level 8/Development Squad they have learnt the skills associated with swimming; they are now beginner swimmers. In Level 8/Development Squad the swimmers begin learning how to swim in more real world situations; swimming longer distances, continuing to swim when tired, etc
After Level 8/Development Squad swimmers progress to the Club’s Junior squad, in Junior Squad swimmers improve their competence in the water in a social and fun environment, whilst at the same time they are being prepared equally for competitive swimming or recreational swimming (eg in the surf, in a river, etc)
Overview of Squad Swimming

My 2 daughters aged 2 and 8 have a wonderful swimming experience with Surrey Park. The teachers have all been great and have made the lessons such fun and positive experience that they both always look forward to their swimming every week. I would recommend Surrey Park in a heartbeat

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Surrey Park I find to be a safe and caring environment for my child to learn to swim and progress at her own pace

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Lesson Details

  • Lessons offered 7 days a week
    Contact us to enquire about available time-slots;
  • 30 minutes per lesson;
  • Pre School Classes (3 to 5 years): 4 students per class maximum;
  • School Age Classes (5 years +): 4 to 6 students per class maximum (level dependent);
  • We offer a term based program running according to school terms and an intensive school holiday program;
  • Private lessons are subject to availability.

Please contact the centre you wish to swim at for class times and further information.

2 great locations to choose from:

Swim in mineral based salt water pool at Blackburn
Stay and play at Aqualink Box Hill

What to bring to your lesson?

 Goggles are recommended


  • Students will receive 15% discount on the second lesson enrolled in per week during the term;
  • The 3rd child and any thereafter enrolled from one family will receive 15% discount on term lesson fees;
  • Students will receive 15% discount on their second or third week enrolled in during the holiday intensive program
  • Discounts cannot be combined

Missed a lesson?

Surrey Park Swimming offer one make up token per month if you are unable to attend a lesson and notify the swim school at least 1 hour prior to the absence. The make up token is valid for 30 days and can be redeemed for an equivilent make up class during this period, make up classes are subject to availability and are not guaranteed.

Credit Policy

Surrey Park Swimming does not offer refunds.

If your child is unwell for two or more consecutive lessons, please provide a signed and dated medical certificate to Surrey Park Swimming reception to be considered for a credit. Credits will only be considered if you have notified the swim school of your student’s absence prior to their lesson.

Credits are provided at the absolute discretion of management and are not guaranteed, any credits issued will be valid for 12 months, are not transferrable, and cannot be refunded.

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