Term 3 – 2019 Information Newsletter

Start of Term 3 – Monday 15 July

2019 Term Dates

Term 3:

Mon 15 July – Sat 21 Sept

SHP Mon 30 Sept – Fri 4 Oct

Term 4: Mon 7 Oct – Sat 21 Dec

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our new families.I hope everyone had a great break over the holidays.

From Australian Swim Schools Association Swimming Family Newsletter Ripples …….


It might be winter, and you might be rugged up … but facts are, it’s warmer in the water than out of it!!
But sadly, winter swimming is often less popular. However, for those passionate parents, keen to keep the kids kicking during this period, there are some big benefits:

1. Not only will your child be safer in and around water through your persistence, but the consistency will strengthen their skills, ability and confidence; and

2. Every swimming lesson dollar you spend, has even greater value! Why? In some places, due to the cooler season drop-off … – Attending kids may be offered more personalised time with their teacher;- As a result, children may progress more quickly due to the  increased teacher attention; and  – Winter swimming kids will most likely maintain their touch of the water, preparing them for spring and summer.

Rain, hail, sleet, snow or just a chilly day – now there’s never a reason to skip a swimming session this Winter!

SAFER steps for SAFER swimmers

You may have seen them, but do you know them – do you follow them?They’re called the SAFER ‘Layers of Protection’; they’re ASSA’s top-line effective water safety checklist, which we insist should be applied when children are in and around all aquatic environments, to help reduce the risk of drowning tragedies.
SAFER – it’s our acronym, and it’s also our aim … while accidents can and do happen, by ensuring you apply the LAYERS, you’re helping to reduce the risk.Remember the acronym, remember the Layers and help build a SAFER nation of swimmers.
Ross Gage – CEO Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA)

Swim School Policies

Just a reminder all our policies are now online or   you can pick up a brochure at the pool.

Our Team

We welcome Laura permanently to our team and  Will and Lana as new additions to our team this term.  Please be aware a change in university workloads and placements for many of our teachers has meant some changes to rosters.
Monday Kylie

Monday evening Becky & Emily

Tuesday Sarah

Tuesday evening Kylie/Will & Aimee

Wednesday Sarah

Wednesday evening Aimee/Lana & Becky

Thursday Sarah

Thursday evening Aimee/Will & Becky

Friday Aimee

Friday evening Emily & Laura

Saturday Aimee/Lana & Emily
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.


Fee Payments

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.

Mon – Sat @ 10 weeks

1 child @ $19.50                                                    $195

2 Children with 2nd child discount                         $370

3 Children with 2nd & 3rd Child discounts             $525

Water Familiarisation                                             $160

Swimming Squad                                                  $195

Please see Kylie to discuss any concerns you may have.This term we have increased our fees slightly to cover the  increasing costs of utilities and wages.

Direct Debit details – Account name: Swim Like A Fish

BSB 633-000 Account no. 140351032.

Term 3  2019 – Class Payment Calculation

Term 3 has no public holidays.

Swimming Squad Classes

Wednesday 5.30pm-6.30pm

There are no discounts for squad classes as these are already discounted.

Water Familiarisation

Classes Tuesday 6.00pm – 6.30pm,

Wednesday 9.30am-10.00am

Thursday 10.30am-11.00am

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 payments pro rata of $16.00 per class. There are no discounts for Water Familiarisation as this is already discounted.

Missed Classes

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.

If you have any queries please phone us on M: 0433 446 403 if you don’t catch us at the pool.

Many thanks