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Swim Academy

Make a splash! Thredbo Leisure Centre’s Swim Academy Programs are designed to give your child the skills to swim to their full potential in a fun and safe environment.

From beginners right through to elite swim squad members, our school term programs focus on optimum progression and help develop confidence, fitness, water safety, teamwork and technique. Programs are available for all levels of ability and have set lesson plans run by our experienced in-house coaches.

Book With Peace Of Mind

If the Thredbo Leisure Centre is unable to open due to the COVID-19 restrictions, rest assured your program fee is covered by Thredbo’s flexible COVID-19 Cancellation Policy. Click here for more details.

Term 2 Schedule

Full term payment due prior to first lesson

2 May – 3 June, 2022 Mon Tue Wed Thu
Learn To Swim


Learn To Swim
(School Age)*

After School

After School

After School

After School
Swim Transition Squad
After School

After School

After School

After School
Swim Junior & Senior Squad
After School

After School

After School

After School
*Suggested age group timings. Preschool & School Age students can be accommodated in most Learn To Swim time slots on enquiry.

Learn to Swim


Learn To Swim

A program designed for all Learn to Swim levels from your child’s first introduction to the water through to the development of their stroke and water confidence. Our fully qualified swim instructors will assist and progress your child through their swimming development through to Advanced water skills. We offer morning sessions are for pre-school aged children and afternoon sessions for school aged children.

Recommended Equipment: Swimwear, cap and goggles
Learn To Swim Levels: Click here for more information on Learn To Swim levels and achievement goals


Parent & Carer Water Familiarisation Class

This class is the perfect way for your child to be introduced to and experience the water for the first time. The qualified instructor will assist parents on ways to hold your child in an aquatic environment and progress through interesting and exciting activities that will accelerate your child’s learning.



Private Lessons | Adult & Child

Maximise your or your child’s swimming with our dedicated one on one private swim lessons. This is a 30 minute private session with one of our qualified instructors and is all about accelerating your or your child’s swimming progression.

Price: $39 per half an hour
Recommended Equipment: Swimwear, cap, goggles and any technical equipment as discussed

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Swim Squad



The perfect program for children who want to focus on racing techniques, diving, turns and intensive stroke correction. There are three squad levels to allow all participants to gain the most out of every session.

Recommended Equipment: Swimwear, cap and goggles plus snorkel, elite pullbouy, tech paddle and fins



Transition Squad

This is the entry level to Thredbo Swim Academy’s squad program. Transition Squad is designed for swimmers who have graduated from the LTS program, with the purpose of easing children across to the 50m pool and into the squad program. A focus is kept on stroke correction and the fine-tuning of their technique to continue their progression and development.


  • To improve stroke technique in Freestyle and Backstroke using various stroke development drills/skills over short distances.
  • Introduce and develop stroke technique in Breaststroke and Butterfly using various coaching techniques.
  • Improve swimmers endurance and introduce speed.
  • Introduction to dive starts & racing techniques, such as finishes and turns.
  • Learn lane etiquette and introduction to the use of the pace clock.

When: Monday – Thursday
Time | 30min Session: 4:30pm



Junior Squad

This squad is designed for swimmers who have learnt the basics of squad training and the basic drill movements in all four strokes. There will be a greater focus on developing swimming fitness through repeat/high intensity sets.


  • Improve co-ordination; refine technique and gross movements in all four competitive strokes.
  • Develop swimming stamina through endurance and speed swim sets.
  • Advance the use of the pace clock and begin to swim to set repeat times through the use of the pace clock.
  • Improve competitive racing skills; focus on freestyle turns and racing dives.

When: Monday – Thursday
Time | 60min Session: 5pm


Senior Squad

This squad is designed for squad swimmers who demonstrate sound technique in all four strokes and understand the fundamentals of squad training. All squad members are required to demonstrate a motivation and ability to work independently. This is the perfect program for teenagers to be a part of a social group with a focus on improving fitness levels for school/club swimming or other sports.


  • Demonstrate/develop a strong technique in all four strokes.
  • Increase endurance and speed using variety of training sets.
  • Refine/improve racing techniques.
  • Independently use pace clock and whiteboard to train repeat sets and complete session.
  • Compete at club, interclub or State/National Levels.

When: Monday – Thursday
Time | 60min Session: 5pm


  • Arrive on time & ready to swim – we recommend arriving with your child ready to swim and dressed in their swim gear.
  • Check In – Please ensure you check in with our Reception Staff upon arrival to get your child’s attendance marked off.
  • Recreational Swimming – we ask that your child does not enter the water prior to their session, so that they are ready and organised at the start of their Squad or LTS lesson.
  • We ask that you do not attend your session if your child or anyone in your immediate family is feeling unwell or displaying cold/flu symptoms.
  • Parents or guardians are advised to be present prior to, during and after their child’s lesson.
  • For parents of older children in our Squad programs you can wait off premises during the session, however we recommend you check the pick-up time.
  • Seating has been positioned around the centre to adhere to social distancing requirements. We ask that parents and guests avoid moving seating where possible.

Here are some nearby activities that can be done in less than an hour:

  • Book yourself in for a pool or gym session at the same time.
  • Walk or ride around the Pipeline Track that takes you around the snowmaking pond near Thredbo Leisure Centre
  • Check the opening hours of the restaurants and cafes in Thredbo Village

To ensure a safe swimming environment our instructors will not be required to distance from your child when in the water and will still be able to hold, support and assist your child as they are learning.

Yes, all change room facilities are still open, however we are restricted in the capacity for these areas. Occasionally, there may be a delay in gaining access, so we do recommend that you arrive ready to enter the water and leave as soon as possible after each lesson.

  • Prior to your child’s swim lesson – we ask that they do not enter the water, so that they are organised and ready for the start of their Learn to Swim or Squad session.
  • After their session – your child will be able to continue using our pool facilities, however, we ask that they listen to our staff/instructor’s direction to avoid disrupting our programs on offer.


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Thredbo sits on the traditional land of the Monero – Ngarigo people who have looked after this land, water and community for over 70,000 years. We thank them for all they have done and continue to do to look after their country, a special place which we all love and respect.

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