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School-aged and VacSwim swimming lessons

Canning Swim School has school-aged swimming lessons suitable for all skills.

We can help your children become a strong and safe swimmer. We have lessons available year-round for all interests and skill-levels.

Our swimming lessons for school-aged children are skills-focused and outcome based. By doing so the lessons are promoting water safety in a fun environment.


School-aged lessons

School-aged lessons are for those aged six and up, with six spots available per class. The classes are 30 minutes.

Our Trainers are AUSTSWIM, Royal Life or Swim Australia trained instructors. They create innovative lessons that promote water safety and enjoyment. 

Our program runs all year. This allows children to continue building their abilities with reinforcement and repetition. This also helps ensure children don’t have the regression found in seasonal programs.

Unsure of the correct level to enrol in? We offer free 10-minute assessments at both Cannington and Riverton Leisureplex. This is to help determine what level is best for your child. You can book an assessment online.

Lifesaving and Rescue Awards

Lifesaving and Rescue Awards provides a broad and balanced program of swimming, water safety, and survival skills. It focuses on skill development accompanied by judgment and initiative. The program builds confidence and endurance.

The Awards are a continuation from Riverton's school age curriculum.

These stages run in conjunction with the Junior Lifeguard Club.

Junior Lifeguard Club

Our Junior Lifeguard Club program is for children who are passionate about swimming to learn lifesaving. The club program combines swimming and lifesaving in fun and interactive lessons.

Visit the Junior Lifeguard Club page to learn more.


We recognise the need to treat teenagers as the young adults they are becoming.

Our trainers understand that no teenager would be comfortable learning how to swim with much younger children.

Our teenage program is designed for students aged 12 to 18 years. It focuses on water confidence, safety practices, and stroke development:

  • Teen Beginner – learning to be safe and confident in the water
  • Teen Intermediate – learning the fundamentals of key swim strokes
  • Teen Advanced – learning stroke development and efficiency


VacSwim provides fun swimming lessons for children aged five to 17 years in the October and January school holidays. The swimming lessons are available at both Leisureplexes.

For more information, visit the VacSwim website.

You can buy VacSwim passes online or visit the Leisureplex before the start of your child's VacSwim lessons to buy passes. We recommend buying passes in advance to avoid first-day delays.

Follow our VacSwim multi-pass guide (PDF 1.1MB) if you are having any issues buying passes.

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