MLC Swim School
MLC Swimming comprises both our Learn to Swim Programs and competitive programs, run in partnership with the MLC Aquatic Swim Club.
MLC Swimming offers both MLC and non-MLC students an opportunity to extend their skills by participating in our award-winning Learn to Swim program with lessons available from 3 years of age, and competitive swimming programs run in partnership with the MLC Aquatic Swim Club. Our competitive pathway is recognised nationally as a high-ranking club for athletes, both male and female.
The MLC Swim School has been conducting learn to swim classes for both MLC students and the wider community for over 18 years. During this time the Swim School has gained an outstanding reputation for conducting classes that focus on each student gaining skills, confidence and improved technique within a fun and supportive environment. Classes are open to all children aged over 3 years of age and are conducted every weekday afternoon (except Fridays) and Saturday mornings the classes have been developed with low student to instructor ratios to maximise swimmer attention and participation. The staff at MLC are committed to delivering a program that fosters a love of swimming within an outstanding aquatic facility.
Since 1991 our Learn to Swim program has built a strong reputation for teaching the fundamentals of swimming and water safety.
Lessons are conducted by qualified instructors who aid and guide students through 8 distinctive pathway levels. Each level has a unique set of swim skill targets and milestones that help develop the individual’s swimming technique and endurance.
Once students have progressed through our Learn to Swim levels, students can progress into one of our non-competitive squads: Junior District Squad or Senior District Squad.
Swimmers who show an interest in competitive swimming can be assessed to join the competitive squad program.
Classes run after school Monday-Thursday and on Saturday mornings.
We also offer holiday programs during school term holidays. Please complete the enquiry form below, and one of our Learn To Swim team will contact you when the holiday program information is published.
SWIM SCHOOL ENQUIRIES: Please call the swim school office on (03) 9274 6328 or submit your enquiry online by clicking this link.
SWIM SCHOOL LEVELS
LEVEL 1 – Starfish
Water familiarisation, independent movement through the water, basic floating and survival skills.
LEVEL 2 – Seahorse
Increased confidence and body awareness in the water and develop independent propulsion without aids.
LEVEL 3 – Turtle
Learn foundational armstrokes, strengthen kick and increase independence in deep water.
LEVEL 4 – Seal
Consolidate arm action in freestyle and backstroke over longer distances and introduce breaststroke kick on back and butterfly kick.
LEVEL 5 – Stingray
Continue strengthening and refining freestyle and backstroke technique and butterfly kick, introduction of breaststroke kick and arms
LEVEL 6 – Dolphin
Consolidation of freestyle and backstroke over a greater distance, the introduction of breaststroke technique, butterfly arms and diving.
LEVEL 7 – Marlin
Consolidate technique in all strokes with particular attention on breaststroke and butterfly. Introduction of race skills
LEVEL 8 – Nippers
Continued focus on technique and endurance, including race and training skills in preparation for squad-based sessions.