Newsletter – End of 2013

We hope all students and their families have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. Thank you to all our families for swimming with us this year. We really appreciate your continuing support and value your feedback.

2014 term dates
Term 1 Tues 28 Jan – Sat 5 April
Term 2 Tues 22 Apr – Sat 28 June
Term 3 Mon 14 Jul – Sat 20 Sept
Term 4 Mon 6 Oct – Sat 20 Dec

Start of Term 1 – Tues 28 Jan 2014

Our Team

The end of this year sees us farewell another of our founding staff members.

Ben LR

Ben has taught in many classes – after school and Saturday. He has shared his knowledge and experience while mentoring many of our teachers. I sincerely thank him for his enthusiasm, dedication and commitment and wish him well in the future.

During Term 4 we have welcomed 4 new teachers – Gen, Lauren, Katie and Ash. While none of our other teachers are leaving us a change in university workloads will mean some changes to rosters. Jill and Nick will still be Lifeguarding during hydrotherapy classes.

Invoices for next term

You will find attached to your Child’s certificate an invoice for term 1 fees. Our Fees for 2014 have increased $1.00 per child per lesson. See the complete new fee schedule at the pool and below for the term calculations.

Fee Payments for 2014

All fees must be paid before the term starts.

2014 will see a new arrangement for fee payment. This has become necessary due to the amount of outstanding fees we have had over 2013. At the start of term before your child goes into class you will need to pay their fees, either by direct debit three days prior to your first class or by cash/cheque at the pool on the day of their first lesson of the term. If your direct debit is within three days of your first class, please bring a copy of your receipt. Unfortunately your child will not be able to swim unless payment is made or an arrangement is made with us prior to the start of term. Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.

Term 1 2014 – Class Payment Calculation

Term 1 has two different holidays – It includes Monday 27 January in lieu of Australia Day and Monday 10 March Labour Day. This means Monday Swimmers have an 8 week term and all others have a 10 week term.

Mon@ 8 weeks

Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat @ 10 weeks

1 child @ $17.00



2 Children with 2nd child discount



3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts



Water Familiarisation



Swimming Squad



 Sibling Discount

Second and third child discounts apply where you have 2 or more children in classes (not water familiarisation or squad as they are already discounted).

They are calculated at $17.00(1st Child), $15.00(2nd Child) and $13.00(3rd Child) per class pro-rata of how many weeks there are in the term, taking into account any public holidays that occur.  (It’s $13.00 per class for each child beyond 3)

Water Familiarisation Classes

  • Monday 6.30pm – 7.00pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am – 10.00am & 6.00pm – 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-10.00am
  • Thursday 9.30am-10.00am
  • Friday 10.30am – 11.00am
  • Saturday 9.00am – 9.30am, 9.30am – 10.00am & 11.30am – 12.00noon

Where the Parents are in the Water with their Children. New Water Familiarisation starters commencing after the first week can work out payments pro rata of $13.00 per class. There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Swimming Squad Classes

  • Tuesday 5.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 5.30pm-6.30pm &
  • 6.30pm – 7.30pm

The full term fees are $170.00. There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.