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.
For more information and to arrange an assessment contact the Aquatics Program Manager, Carol Osborn:
Level 1: Starfish (Instructor/Student ratio 1-4)
Target: Independent movement through the water, basic floating and survival skills.
Demonstrate the following survival sequence – Jump into the water, role onto back, kick to matt, climb onto the matt
Level 2: Seahorse (Instructor/Student ratio 1-4)
Target: Increased confidence and body awareness in the water and develop independent propulsion without aids.
Demonstrate the following survival sequence in the big pool – Jump in, float on back, kick back to the edge and exit the pool safely
Level 3: Turtle (Instructor/Student ratio 1-5)
Target: Develop propulsive arm strokes and increase independence in deep water
Demonstrate the following survival sequence -
Pin drop into the water, pick up a submerged object, tread water for 10 sec, return to the wall and exit the water safely.
Level 4: Seal (Instructor/Student ratio 1-5)
Target: Consolidate arm action in freestyle and backstroke over longer distances
and introduce breaststroke kick on back and butterfly kick.
Demonstrate the following survival sequence in the deep end -
Pin drop into the pool, remaining submerged swim under a matt,
tread water for 15 sec, kick & scull on back to the shallow end and exit the pool
Level 5: Stingray (Instructor/Student Ratio 1-6)
Target: Continue strengthening and refining freestyle and
backstroke technique whilst developing propulsion in breaststroke and butterfly kick
Perform a safety jump, tread water for 15sec, dive down to retrieve a submerged object,
tread water for 30sec, perform survival backstroke to the shallow end and exit the pool safely
Level 6: Dolphin (Instructor/Student Ratio 1-6)
Target: To increase fitness in freestyle and backstroke whilst learning butterfly
& breaststroke technique and be introduced to race skills (starts & turns).
Introduction to diving (off the edge of the pool)
Level 7: Marlin (Instructor/Student Ratio 1-8)
Target: To consolidate technique in all strokes with
particular attention on breaststroke and butterfly
Build confidence diving off the blocks
Level 8: Nippers (Instructor/Student Ratio 1-12)
Target: To prepare for a squad setting performing longer repeats
and further developing technique and timing in breaststroke and butterfly.
Introduction to using a pace clock leaving 5 sec apart
Level 9: Junior District Squad (Instructor/Student Ratio 1-20)
Target: To continue developing fitness and to consolidate race skills in preparation for school swimming competitions.