The 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.

Parent and Child Water Familiarisation Classes

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 Friday8.30am - 12pm
Saturday7.30am - 1pm

Preschool Learn to Swim 

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 Friday9am - 12pm
3.30 - 7pm
Saturday7.30am - 1pm

Learn to Swim and Stroke Development

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 Friday3.30pm - 7pm
Saturday7.30am - 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.

Monday to Friday12-3pm

Children’s Swimming Lessons Costs

One lesson per week $18.50 - debited fortnightly ($37 per fortnight)

Unable to Make a Lesson?

If you’re unable to turn up to your lesson, let us know at least 30 minutes prior and we will issue you with a family swim/practice pass valid for three months. Redeem your pass at reception. You receive six Family Practice Passes each calendar year, these are valid for use up until 31 December each year. Email us your child’s name and the date for the first missed lesson and the date you will resume lessons.

Going Away?

Take advantage of our four suspension weeks each calendar year and suspend your regular class if you’re going away. Please give us 14 days’ notice and your lesson will be charged at $5 rather than the full price. Email us your child’s name and the first and last lesson missed.

Swim School Christmas Break


Last Class 2017

First Class 2018


11 December 

15 January


12 December 

16 January


13 December 

17 January


14 December 

18 January


15 December

19 January


16 December 

20 January

Lessons do not run on the following dates




Australia Day

Thursday 26 January

Friday 26 January

Good Friday

Friday 14 April

Friday 30 March

Easter Saturday

Saturday 15 April

Saturday 31 March

Easter Sunday

Sunday 16 April

Sunday 1 April

Easter Monday

Monday 17 April

Monday 2 April

Anzac Day

Tuesday 25 April

Wednesday 25 April

Queen’s Birthday

Monday 12 June

Monday 11 June

Labour Day

Monday 2 October

Monday 1 October

Christmas Break

Mon 18 Dec 2017 – Sun 14 Jan 2018

Mon 17 Dec 2018 – Sun 13 Jan 2019

SS Desk Closed

Sat 23 Dec 2017 – Sun 7 Jan 2018

Sat 23 Dec 2018 – Sun 9 Jan 2019