Conditions

Participants with Special Needs or a Disability

We do not not currently have instructors specifically qualified to cater for participants with special needs or disabilities.

If the participant you are enrolling has special needs or a disability please include the details on the enrolment form. The participant will be assessed on the grading day and we will do our best to cater to their needs where possible, within our regular lessons. This may require a parent or relative of the participant to assist in the water during the lessons. If we are unable to cater for their needs, a full refund will be provided.

Conditions - Children

  • Children must be 4 years of age or older as at the program start date.
  • Normal Council Pool Entry applies when attending lessons.
  • Children must have a parent/guardian at the pool at all times.
  • Children are required to wear the provided club swimming cap during lessons to clearly identify them as part of the lesson. Replacement caps can be purchased through the club if required.
  • If your child is unable to attend a lesson please let us know in advance. The best way to contact us is via email: learntoswim@merrylandsasc.asn.au.
  • Unless asked by an instructor, parents/guardians are to refrain from speaking to their children or instructor whilst the lesson is in progress.
  • Children are not to swim before their lesson.
  • There are no "make up" lessons if classes are missed or cancelled. There is no refund of fees for classes that are missed or cancelled.
  • Refunds for fees will not be provided after the first lesson .
  • Each child will be graded and allocated a colour. This colour represents the class that the child begins the program in. As your child progresses with their swimming, they will be moved into the next group. Please do not try to rush your child through the system. The different groups are: White (Level 1 - Water Familiarisation), Red (Level 2 - Water Confidence) and Orange (Level 3 - Swimming Skills and Water Safety).
  • Your child is required to be at the pool at least 5 minutes before the starting time of their class. Upon arrival at the pool, you must report to the Learn to Swim table and have your child’s name marked off. Your child should then line up behind the coloured marker representing their class.
  • Do not expect your child to swim expertly after a few lessons. Regular attendance is required and regular practice (under your supervision) of lessons taught will assist your child to progress more quickly.
  • Whilst your child’s progress through the program will indicate the attainment of a certain level of swimming, it should be recognised that such a level is not adequate protection against the many types of drowning accidents which each year claim many lives across the state. These lessons will not “drown proof” your child.

Conditions - Adults

  • Normal Council Pool Entry applies when attending lessons.
  • If you are unable to attend a lesson please let us know in advance. The best way to contact us is via email: learntoswim@merrylandsasc.asn.au.
  • There are no "make up" lessons if classes are missed or cancelled. There is no refund of fees for classes that are missed or cancelled.
  • Refunds for fees will not be provided after the first lesson .
  • Each adult will be graded and allocated a colour. This colour represents the class that the adult begins the program in. As you progress with your swimming, you will be moved into the next group. Please do not try to rush through the system. The different groups are: White (Level 1 - Water Familiarisation), Red (Level 2 - Water Confidence) and Orange (Level 3 - Swimming Skills and Water Safety).
  • You are required to be at the pool at least 5 minutes before the starting time of the class. Upon arrival at the pool, you must report to the Club Room and have your name marked off.
  • Do not expect to swim expertly after a few lessons. Regular attendance is required and regular practice of lessons taught will assist you to progress more quickly.
  • Whilst your progress through the program will indicate the attainment of a certain level of swimming, it should be recognised that such a level is not adequate protection against the many types of drowning accidents which each year claim many lives across the state. These lessons will not “drown proof” the participant.