Warringah Aquatic Centre has swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. You can start your 18 month old with familiarisation classes or bring your older children to regular lessons at their swimming level. If you have a diver in the family, we’ve got that covered too. 

Parent and Child Water Familiarisation Classes

These 30 minute classes are great for children over 18 months. Jump in with your child and we’ll introduce them to skills such as blowing bubbles, kicking legs and floating. Safety skills such as safe entry, floating and returning to the side of the pool will be introduced and reinforced.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am - 12pm
  • Saturday, Sunday: 8am - 12pm

Preschool Learn to Swim

Your preschooler will love our 30 minute graded classes. We teach water safety and swimming skills to the under five year olds. Our classes focus on freestyle and backstroke. This is a great activity to help your child become competent in the water.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am - 12pm
  • Saturday, Sunday: 8am - 12pm

Learn to Swim and Stroke Development

These 30 minute graded classes are for learners and those who are becoming competent swimmers. Children will be taught freestyle with bilateral breathing, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, diving, tumble turns and water safety.

  • Monday to Friday: 3.30 - 6pm
  • Saturday, Sunday: 8am - 12pm

Children’s Swim Program Lesson Costs and Inclusions

Cost: $22.50 per lesson (includes accompanying spectators)

New Swimmer Assessment $7.20 per child

Diving Program

This program provides a fun environment for your kids to safely learn diving techniques using the 1m and 3m springboards.

Book your child into our diving program. We have classes for children 8 years and over that suit beginners through to advanced students. Both the 1 and 3 metre diving boards are used in our lessons. 

Cost: $23.00 per lesson (includes accompanying spectators)

  • Tuesday: 4 - 5pm​ or 5.30 - 6.30pm​​​​​​
  • Saturday: 9.30 - 10.30am, 10.30 - 11.30am or 11.30 - 12.30pm



Bookings and payment are required for all swim school programs. The swim school runs three session annually and current students have priority to re-book their existing class. If you don’t re-book in the required time, you may lose your place in the program.

Warringah Aquatic Centre is an approved Active Kids Provider. You can use your voucher towards our Children's Swim Programs 8 weeks or longer (Swim School, Learn to Swim, Learn to Dive)

Email the swim program officer on wacprograms@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or call  02 8495 5001.


Prior to either joining or returning to the swim school program, your child will undergo an assessment to determine their level. Please pay assessment fees at reception and then take your ticket to the swim program supervisor. If the classes at your child’s level are full we will put you on a waitlist.

5 Week Teen fitness program (land based class)

This circuit style cross-training class will give you a great workout combining cardiovascular exercise with strength training.  Age range 13-17 years.

Classes go for 45 minutes.

  • Monday's during school term only - 5.30pm 

Bookings are required. Contact the Programs Office on 8495 5001 to book into the program.  


NS Swim School Squads provide swimming squad coaching at the Warringah Aquatic Centre. Contact info@nsswimschool.com.au for bookings and information.