MABC Children’s Learn to Swim Lessons resume on Monday 20 July

Manly Andrew 'Boy' Charlton (MABC) Swim School operates lessons Monday to Saturday. Lessons are 30 minutes long and run as normal during school holidays unless otherwise notified.

MABC Swim School is proudly partnered with Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive program which provides a comprehensive swimming and water safety initiative to increase the swimming and water safety skills to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activities. Most importantly we ensure the essential components of personal survival and water safety skills are provided, in addition to a process of developing strong and effective swimming technique.

Children’s swimming lessons costs

One lesson per week $18.75 - debited fortnightly ($37.50 per fortnight)

How to enrol

Please email us or see our friendly staff at the centre on your next visit.

Parent and Child Water Familiarisation Classes (Wonder Award)

Our 30 minute water familiarisation program has three age based levels from 6 to 36 months. This class offers an introduction to water safety and learn to swim aspects. Jump in the pool with your little one as they learn to go underwater, float, jump, turn and hold. Classes are held at the following times:

Monday to Friday

9am - 12pm


7.30am - 1pm

Preschool Learn to Swim (Courage Award)

A program with five levels that builds water confidence for preschool aged children 3-5 years. Focusing on water safety skills including climbing out of the pool, resurfacing and floating, paddling and working towards development of freestyle and backstroke. Classes are held at the following times:

Monday to Friday

9am - 12pm
3.30 - 7pm


7.30am - 1pm

Learn to Swim and Stroke Development (Active Award)

A swimming and water safety program with seven levels for school-aged children 5+ years. Providing a balance of survival skills, development and correction of strokes teaching participants to increase their swimming strength and confidence. Classes are held at the following times:

Monday to Friday

3.30pm - 7pm


7.30am - 1pm

Swim Stars

Swim Stars is a program for children with special needs. The classes build muscle strength and physical endurance, flexibility, self-control and safety. You can choose from either group or private lessons. We take a maximum of three students in our Swim Stars group lessons. Duration: 30 minutes

Monday to Friday





This is the entry level of our squad program and suits swimmers who have completed Active Award levels and transitioning to the squads program. The sessions focus on development of all four strokes, introduction of basic training techniques, learning how to dive from the blocks, correct turns and use of the pace clock. Certain swimming times and number of sessions are to be met to be in this squad. Session time varies throughout the week between 3.30pm - 7pm weekdays and 7.30am - 1pm on Saturdays. Assessments are required to join.

​Unable to make a lesson?

If you’re unable to turn up to your lesson, notify us at least 30 minutes prior and we will issue you with a family swim/practice pass for the lesson missed. You receive six family practice passes each calendar year, they will be added to your student card and are valid for use up until 31 December each year. To redeem all you need to do is present your student card to our friendly reception staff.

Going away?

Take advantage of our four suspension weeks each calendar year and suspend your regular class if you’re going away. You must give 14 days’ notice and your lesson will be charged at $5 rather than the full price.

Request a cancellation

Complete this form if you wish to cancel swim school classes. Note: All cancellations require 30 days notice for processing.

Swim School Christmas Break


Last Class 2020

First Class 2021


14 December

11 January


15 December

12 January


16 December

13 January


17 December

14 January


18 December

15 January


19 December

16 January

Lessons do not run on the following dates



Australia Day

Sunday 26 January & Monday 27 January

Good Friday

Friday 10 April

Easter Saturday

Saturday 11 April

Easter Sunday

Sunday 12 April

Easter Monday

Monday 13 April

Anzac Day

Saturday 25 April

Queen’s Birthday

Monday 8 June

Labour Day

Monday 5 October

Christmas Break

Mon 16 Dec 2020 – Sun 12 Jan 2021

SS Desk Closed

Mon 21 Dec 2020 – Sun 7 Jan 2021


Other Programs

School Holiday Intensive Program


Adult Swim Program