Swim School

Our Programs

Dolphins Swim School is proudly owned and operated by City of Parramatta. Swimming lessons are held mornings and afternoons, 7 days a week, at 2 locations:

  • Parramatta Swimming Centre O’Connell St, Parramatta
  • Epping Aquatic Centre 26 Stanley Rd, Epping

We believe swimming is a skill for life. Our program caters for all ages and abilities starting with children from as young as 6 months to those wanting to learn swimming later in life. Dolphins Swim School offers a combination of water familiarisation and safety skills in conjunction with efficient stroke development and is tailored to meet the individual needs of participants. We maintain small class sizes to ensure each participant gets the individual attention they require to maximise their aquatic education experience and ongoing development.


Parents can share a special time with their child while they become familiar with the water through songs, games and activities. Each child develops their elementary survival and swimming skills.

1 instructor to 8 toddlers
Duration: 30 mins

Clownfish Clownfish

Clownfish use games and aquatic-based activities to develop awareness and skills in the water. This is the first level of swimming without parents. However, we encourage parents to stay close by during the lesson.

1 instructor to 4 children
Duration: 30 mins

Jellyfish Jellyfish

Jellyfish use games and activities to develop confidence, buoyancy and safety in the water without assistance of a parent for the first time.

1 instructor to 4 children
Duration: 30 mins


Seahorses develop their freestyle kicking and propulsion through the water and while working towards being able to perform an independent back float in the water through basic Life Saving Skills.

1 instructor to 4 children
Duration: 30 mins

Octopus Octopus

Octopus are introduced to foundation freestyle and backstroke kicking while working towards becoming more independent in the water through basic Life Saving Skills.

1 instructor to 5 children
Duration: 30 mins


Barracuda refine their freestyle by focusing on correct bi-lateral breathing and backstroke technique with the introduction of breaststroke kick while continuing with Life Saving Skills.

1 instructor to 5 children
Duration: 30 mins

Seal Seal

Seals advance their freestyle and backstroke endurance and are introduced to breaststroke and butterfly swim. They also further develop their personal Life Saving Skills.

1 instructor to 6 children
Duration: 45 mins


This level caters for the adolescent learner. Lessons are designed to develop aquatic confidence and basic swimming strokes. Safety skills are incorporated into each lesson along with basic lifesaving skills.

1 instructor to 5 students
Duration: 30 mins

Missed Lessons

Dolphins Swim School does not offer make-up lessons. If you are unable to attend your class, your lesson is forfeited.

We encourage regular exposure to water to maximise progression. From 1 October 2016, each member enrolling into the swim school will receive a complementary 10 visit pass in order to maximise practice time. Spectators will be required to pay for spectator entry or pool entry.

These visit passes expire at the end of the enrolled term and will be allocated to the Dolphin Swim School membership card.

Our Team

Dolphins Swim School prides itself on the quality and experience of our team of instructors and coaches. They undertake rigorous training in the teaching of swimming and water safety skills. All instructors are trained in specialist skills such as stroke development and are qualified to teach groups with different needs including infants, preschoolers, adults and people with disabilities. Our team regularly participates in training and professional development to ensure they remain current with the latest trends in aquatic education.

Dolphins Swim School is an AUSTSWIM* Gold Accredited Swim School. This means that all members of our team hold a current AUSTSWIM Teacher License and resuscitation qualifications. The AUSTSWIM Teacher License is the industry standard for swimming and water safety accreditation and is recognised across Australia. Further, all Dolphins Swim School staff have successfully completed a Working with Children check through the NSW Commission for Children and Young People.

*AUSTSWIM is Australia’s national organisation for the teaching of swimming and water safety. For more information visit  AUSTSWIM

Our fees (2016/17)

Parramatta Swimming Centre

  • Child: $15.00 per lesson payable by the swim school term
  • Adult: $15.00 per lesson payable by the swim school term
  • Private: $56.00 per 30 minutes

Dolphins Swim School provides a year round learning experience at Parramatta Swimming Centre

Epping Aquatic Centre

  • Child: $16.50 per lesson payable by the swim school term
  • Adult: $16.50 per lesson payable by the swim school term
  • Private: $60.00 per 30 minutes

Epping Aquatic Centre is opened from 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017.

Swim School Term Dates


  Term 4 2016 Term 1 2017
Term Dates 10/10/16 - 18/12/16 30/01/16 - 31/03/17
Bookings Open for same Day/Time current enrolments 29/08/16 - 04/09/16 21/11/16 - 27/11/16
Bookings Open for change Day/Time current enrolments 05/09/16 - 11/09/16 28/11/16 - 04/12/16
New Bookings Open for Epping Aquatic Centre Open  12/09/16 05/12/16

Please note:

  • Dolphins Swim School staff will take booking after the specified dates
  • Positions are subject to availability
  • Full fees are payable at the time of booking
  • Fees are non refundable and non transferable
  • By enrolling in Dolphins Swim School lessons you agree to our term and conditions
  • If you are unable to commit to the term, Dolphin Swim School recommend you to not enrol into the term as all missed lessons are forfeited


If you would like to enrol in the Dolphin Swim School program download the Swim School enrolment form. Please ensure that you have read the Terms and Conditions, then complete and sign the form.

You have two options to complete the enrolment process:

  1. Scan the enrolment form and email it to Dolphin Swim School. Swim School staff will contact you within 24 hours of receiving the enrolment form. You will be required to make the term payment over the phone using either a Debit or Credit Card.

  2. Bring the completed enrolment form into your swimming centre. Payment of lessons must be made at the time of booking.

Intensive Holiday Swimming Program

Our holiday program is great for accelerating aquatic skills and refining areas of swimming that require a little more practice. Dolphins Swim School Intensive Holiday Program takes place over five consecutive days. The program is held every school holidays with 30 minute lessons running from 8:00am Monday to Friday. Cost is $75.00 per student for each 5 day program. Please speak to our reception staff about enrolling in the next Intensive Holiday Swimming Program.

  Autumn 2016 Winter 2016 Spring 2016 Summer 2017
Bookings Open 14/03/16 N/A 29/08/16 21/11/16
Week 1 11/04/16 - 15/04/16
N/A 26/09/16 - 30/09/16
09/01/17 - 14/01/17
Week 2 18/04/16 - 22/04/16
N/A 04/10/16 - 07/10/16
16/01/17 - 20/01/17
Week 3 N/A N/A N/A 23/01/17 - 27/01/17