Learning to swim is an important life skill that we take
seriously for infants, children and adults. Our programs are fun
and effective involving both swimming and water safety skills.
Children's Swimming Program
Our swimming program for kids offers so much more than just
swimming lessons. We teach stroke technique and how to be safe
around water. Healthy Kids Members have the opportunity to make up
missed classes during the term and swim at any time. Healthy
Kids can also access our holiday programs.
Designed by Royal Life Saving Australia and supported by Life
Saving Victoria, the Swim and Survive program is delivered at BALC
by qualified staff.
For further information on the program, visit the
BALC Swim School Term Dates can be found here.
Adult Swimming Lessons
Private classes for adults are delivered by qualified
instructors in a friendly and non-threatening environment. We focus
on helping adults build their confidence and stroke technique.
Request a private adult swimming lesson at Customer Service and
download an enquiry form here.
The AFFA (Aquatic Fitness For All) is a unique aquatic program
perfect for teenagers, designed to allow students the opportunity
to gain advanced water safety and survival skills beyond those
taught in the Swim & Survive program. Students have the
opportunity to work towards gaining their Bronze Rescue Awards with
a Lifesaving Victoria endorsed trainer in a weekly lesson during
school term. In addition to learning critical skills in advanced
aquatic rescue, spinal injury management and resuscitation,
students also gain skills in leadership, problem solving and using
initiative; all in a fun, relaxed, nurturing environment. A water
aerobics component has also been introduced. There are two separate
AFFA sessions during the week, scheduled on Monday 5:30pm to 6:30pm
and Friday 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
The Pre-Squad Program is a stepping stone from the Swim &
Survive Program to a swimming club. Qualified instructors work to
build endurance and correct finer details of stroke technique.
Training is also focused on teaching tumble turns, dive starts,
reading the lap clock and checking heart rate. The Pre-Squad
Program is held on a Tuesday evening between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
Grey Medallion Program
"The Grey Medallion program is a water safety and lifesaving
skills initiative for older adults. It aims to encourage a healthy,
independent and active lifestyle through the development of
essential skills in order to participate in aquatic recreation
activities safely. This practical program provides older adults
with personal survival techniques, improved swimming skills, skills
to deal with emergency situations and a thorough understanding of
water safety knowledge in order to reduce the likelihood of
The Royal Life Saving Society in Australia works to prevent
drowning and facilitate healthy, active lifestyles by equipping all
Australians with water safety skills. Learn more about the
Grey Medallion Program here.
To register for the Grey Medallion Program speak with our
Customer Service team.
Healthy Kids membership
With a Healthy Kids membership to BALC, learning to swim has
never been more affordable. See our membership section for details.
As a Healthy Kids member, your child will have access to
additional benefits including:
Free swimming to ensure your child has the opportunity to
practice their skills and enjoy free swimming at any time during
Access to our School Holiday activities at no additional
(Private classes (1 student, 1 teacher) and tuition classes
(family booking) are available on request).
View a copy of the LSV 2015 Drowning Report
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