About Swim School

Located within the University of Wollongong grounds, we have been teaching children to swim for over 25 years opening in 1990. We provide quality swimming programs by focusing on swimmers stroke technique with small class sizes. Operating out of a heated 50m outdoor pool, we cater for children from 3yrs of age onwards.

At UniActive Swim School, we accept NSW Government Active Kids Vouchers for our yearly swim programs.

Click here to access Active Kids registration page

These are to be submitted via email to pulse-swimschool@uow.edu.au and will be applied as a credit onto the nominated Active Kids recipients’ account.


All new members will need to book an assessment before you can enrol in the program. Assessments are FREE and take 5-10 minutes per child. Once the assessment is complete you will be allocated a level and can enrol as a new member into the class. Enquire now on 4221 4700

For instructions on how to book your assessment online click here.



We have implemented DIRECT DEBIT for all Swim School families.

Current members can re-enrol in your current levels or book make up classes NOW.

Direct Debit is paid fortnightly. Payments are made in accordance with the start date stated on the Direct Debit Agreement Form.
Click here for the direct debit dates.

There are no lessons held on public holidays and if your lesson falls on a public holiday you will not be charged.

Your enrolment remains ongoing in our NEW perpetual year round program, unless the Suspension or Cancellation Form is submitted.

Click here for the suspension form.

Click here for the cancellation form.

We also offer a discount for families with 3 or more children enrolled in the program. Please enquire at the swim school reception for details.



SwimDesk is the software that enables you to view your child’s progress and achievements while enrolled in the program.

The program assessment system ensures that all children are individually assessed every 10 weeks.

You will be sent an email with a personalised family login upon enrolment.

Our on-deck supervisor will also be available to answer any questions regarding your child’s progress within the program.



We are proud to be a Swim Australia and Austswim registered Swim School.  All of our teachers hold a minimum qualification of:

  • Swim Australia or Austswim Teacher of Water Safety
  • CPR, with additional qualifications including:
  • Senior first aid

We are thankful for our connection to New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) and are proud to be a venue for the National Talent Identification and Development program (NTID).


If you are getting back into swimming or just starting out our Learn to Swim course is ideal for you. This class is designed for swimmers who have little or no swimming experience. The aim is to develop water confidence and teach basic swimming skills such as floating, breathing regulation and kicking. Learn to Swim courses operate all year round in blocks of 5 weeks (one class per week). All Learn to Swim and Stroke Correction participants are entitled to use the free swimming times available, for more information please see Lane Availability.


  • 5 x Week blocks
  • 30 minute classes – 5 per class maximum
  • Cost: $90 for 5 x Classes – Community members
    $81 for 5 x Classes – UOW Staff or Student (10% Discount)
  • Dates of Adult learn to swim blocks are on our Adult Swim School Calendar


  • Swimmers must be able to swim 25m Freestyle – Assessments can be done prior to joining
  • 60 minute classes
  • Cost: $36 per fortnight
  • Thursday 6:00PM – 7:00PM – Class runs all year round
  • These programs are via Direct Debit.
  • To book an assessment please click here.
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