2020 Term Dates
Term 1: Tues 28 Jan – Sat 27 March
SHP Mon 6 April – Thurs 9 April
Term 2: Tues 14 April – Sat 28 Jun
SHP Mon 6 Jul – Fri 10 Jul
Term 3: Mon 13 July – Sat 19 Sept
SHP Mon 28 Sept – Fri 2 Oct
Term 4: Mon 5 Oct – Sat 19 Dec
Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a great break over the holidays.
Over the break I read a great article from Swim Australia about some of the reasons every child should learn to swim and it bought back so many fond memories from my own childhood.
Why your child should learn to swim in 2020
Knowing how to swim is an essential and potentially life-saving tool which is particularly important in Australia where we are lucky to be surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. We hear a lot about the importance of water safety, but there are also dozens of other reasons why you should get your child to swimming lessons, stat.
Here are just a few:
It will improve general health and fitness
Do you remember coming home from the beach or pool as a kid and feeling so hungry you could eat ten dinners? Whether it’s learning water drills, swimming laps or playing pool games with the whole family, swimming burns a huge amount of energy. Burning energy is essential for maintaining a healthy weight, preventing childhood obesity and preventable diseases such as type 2 diabetes.
Swimming can also improve cardiovascular health, help develop strong joints and build muscle.
Knowing how to swim opens up a whole world of sports – There are a lot of popular sports in Australia that require a minimum level of swimming competency for participation such as kayaking, surfing, and water-skiing. Not only does knowing how to swim give your child the opportunity to potentially compete in a range of popular sports, it also means they won’t be left out of school teams and events.
Swimming teaches dedication and endurance – Getting yourself from one side of the pool to the other means not giving up. Learning to swim requires dedication and motivation, and the positive outcomes of swimming will teach your child to persevere during the difficult times.
They’ll make friends – Swimming lessons often include kids from different schools which can help build your child’s social skills and ability to get along with kids they don’t know.
They’ll sleep better – Now there’s a bonus for the whole family! The massive amount of energy expended during swimming often leaves kids (and adults!) feeling exhausted. Add the sun exposure and release of endorphins during an intense swim session and what you’re looking at is a night of quality shut-eye! “
Danuta Kozaki and Clare Blumer, from the ABC wrote
“It is definitely the season of distractions — the knock at the door, the ringing phone, other children crying out for assistance; they are the things that take our attention away from backyard swimming pools.”
I think we should add the distraction of technology as a whole, at the beach, at the pool and at the river, wherever we are around water. We need to be watching at all times.
Please take care as we all enjoy our beaches, rivers and swimming pools.
Please be aware a change in university workloads for many of our teachers has meant some changes to rosters.
Monday – Kylie
Monday evening – Aimee & Will
Tuesday – Sarah
Tuesday evening – Lana & Aimee
Wednesday – Sarah
Wednesday evening – Aimee & Emily
Thursday – Sarah
Thursday evening – Becky & Lana
Friday – Jacqui
Friday evening – Emily & Lana
Saturday – Aimee, Becky, Lana & Will
We will be running a number of teachers shadowing lessons as part of our teacher’s professional development. You may therefore have two teachers in some lessons as we each watch, learn and provide feedback to each other.
This is part of our continuing commitment to ensuring we have quality and consistency in our teaching and that all lessons continue to be tailored to meet the needs of your child.
We are confident that your child will enjoy all the programs and have continued success. Please speak to me if you have further questions.
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.
Direct Debit details –
Account name: Swim Like A Fish
Account no. 140351032.
Term 1 2020 – Class Payment Calculation
Term 1 has public holidays:
Australia Day in lieu on Monday 27th January and Labour Day on Monday 9th March
1 child @ $19.50
Mon @ 7 weeks = $136.50 Tues – Sat @ 9 weeks = $175.50
2 Children with 2nd child discount
Mon @ 7 weeks = $259 Tues – Sat @ 9 weeks = $333
3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts
Mon @ 7 weeks = $367.50 Tues – Sat @ 9 weeks = $472.5
Tues – Sat @ 9 weeks = $144
Wed @ 9 weeks = $175.50
Water Familiarisation Classes
Tuesday 9.30am-10.00am & 6.00pm – 6.30pm,
Saturday 9.00am – 9.30am & 9.30am – 10.00am
Where the Parents are in the Water with their children.
New Water Familiarisation starters commencing after the first week work out payment’s pro rata of $16.00 per class. There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.
Swimming Squad Classes
There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.
Missed classes are not to be deducted from the fees unless relating to serious injury/illness and must be discussed with Kylie first. Catch up lessons are available for any missed class for any reason where class sizes permit during that term. As I’m sure you understand we have to pay teachers each and every week once term classes are set.
Swim School Policies
Just a reminder all our policies are now online or you can pick up a brochure at the pool.
Finally as always as we have moved many students into after school classes, made various kinder changes and so forth – there have been many challenges.
Thank you to everyone for your patience and assistance.
If you have any queries please phone us on
M: 0433 446 403 if you don’t catch us at the pool.
Many thanks, Kylie