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 Epping Aquatic Centre 26 Stanley Rd, Epping.

We believe swimming is a life skill. Programs cater for all ages and abilities, from as young as 6 months old to those learning to swim later in adulthood. 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 some special time with their child while learners 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 aquatics-based activities to develop awareness and skills in the water. While this is the first level of swimming without parents, 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 from a parent for the first time.

1 instructor to 4 children
Duration: 30 mins


Seahorses develop freestyle kicking and propulsion through the water, work towards independently floating on their backs and learn basic Life Saving Skills.

1 instructor to 4 children
Duration: 30 mins

Octopus Octopus

Octopuses are introduced to foundational 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 technique by focusing on correct rotational breathing, learn backstroke techniques and are introduced to 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 strokes. They also further develop their personal Life Saving Skills.

1 instructor to 6 children
Duration: 45 mins


Catering to the adolescent learner, lessons are designed to develop aquatic confidence and basic swimming strokes. Safety skills are incorporated into each lesson along with basic Life Saving Skills.

1 instructor to 5 students
Duration: 30 mins

Missed Lessons

Make-up lessons are not offered. 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 enrolled in the swim school will receive a complementary 10 visits pass to maximise practice time. Spectators are required to pay for spectator entry or pool entry. Visit passes expire at the end of the enrolled term and will be allocated to the Dolphins Swim School membership card.

Our Team

Dolphins Swim School prides itself on the quality and experience of our team of instructors and coaches, whom undertake rigorous training in swimming instruction 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 that they remain current with the latest trends in aquatic education.

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

fees (2016/17)

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 open from 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017.


    If you would like to enrol in the Dolphins 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.

    Swim School Directory

    The Swim School directory helps connect you with nearby swimming lessons and swim squads. The Dolphins Swim School still operates from Epping Aquatic Centre during Terms 1 and 4.