About the Swim School

UniActive Swim School

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.

UniActive is a registered provider of the Active Kids Program. Redeem your voucher for programs of 8 weeks or more. Terms and conditions apply. 


As you know, current government restrictions which lead to the closure of the pool on March 25th remain in place. We do not know when restrictions may be eased to allow re-opening of the pool. We continue to monitor government advice closely and will update our customers as developments occur.

In light of the pools closure and the inability to complete our Term 1 programs please see the below update:

Direct Debit customers: your account has been suspended and no further payments have been processed. A member of our team will be in contact with you shortly and inform you if a credit that has been applied to your account

Term customers: a credit has been applied to your account. A member of our team will be in contact shortly to touch base and confirm the value of credit that has been applied.

Whilst we’d much prefer to be seeing your faces each week, we are using this time as an opportunity to work on various aspects of our swim school. We aim to continually improve the quality of our programs and the customer experience.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back as soon as possible and will continue to stay in contact with further updates.


Enquire now or book an assessment online:



Current members can book make up classes or re-enrol in your current levels once bookings are open (from 16th September).
Payments can also be made upfront or by direct debit.



Our Teachers

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). 


We currently offer the following programs:

Lessons operate on the following days:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:30pm - 6.00pm
  • Saturday morning from 8:30am - 12.00pm   
  • Monday (junior squads only) - 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Key Dates 2020


Term dates:

  • Term 1 - Tuesday 28th January to Thursday 9th April 2020 
  • Term 2 - Monday 27th April to Saturday 4th July 2020 
  • Term 3 - Monday 20th July to Saturday 26th September 2020
  • Term 4 - Monday 12th October to Saturday 19th December 2020 

Wet Weather

Lessons will still run if it is raining. They will only be cancelled if there is lightning and we will inform you via text message if this is the case.
You will either be provided with a make-up lesson or a credit if the lesson is cancelled by UniActive. If you choose to not come to a lesson due to wet weather or temperature you will not receive a make-up lesson. 


Learn to Swim : $15 per class
Squads: $13 per class

Classes are booked per term (based on NSW school terms). Full term payment is required to secure booking. 

Special offer: 50% discount for third child (must be from the same family). 


Call Us: Please call (02) 4221 4194 during operating hours . 
Email Us: We can quickly answer your questions via our email pulse-swimschool@uow.edu.au.

Last reviewed: 5 May, 2020