Little Lappers Swim School

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The South West Sports Centre offers a comprehensive learn-to-swim program for all ages and abilities. 

The Little Lappers Swim School is Austswim accredited and endorsed by the Royal Lifesaving Society’s Swim and Survive program.

Lessons are offered Monday through to Saturday during the school term, and we offer separate school holiday programs. Please note that there are no lessons on public holidays.

Our Instructors 

The Little Lappers Swim School instructor team consists of fully qualified staff with significant teaching experience in all aspects of aquatic education. Our instructors are all Austswim certified and committed to their profession. All instructors regularly participate in training and professional development workshops. 

Why Choose Little Lappers Swim School?

  • Smaller class ratios mean personalised attention.
  • All classes are conducted by Austswim qualified and experienced teachers in our heated 25m and 50m pools.
  • For the duration a student is enrolled with the Little Lappers Swim School, they receive free pool entry during the swimming terms. *Terms and conditions apply* - Valid for practice/play swimming only. Excludes entry for organised sessions booked by external user groups including Education Department swimming lessons, school or club squad training.
  • Lessons start from 6 months of age.


Structured water familiarisation classes encourage infants to explore and experience the aquatic environment in a safe, enjoyable manner. Parent participation is required as parent education is a main focus.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Age: 6 months and over
  • Day/Time: Monday to Saturday mornings


This ability driven program ensures a successful transition from water familiarisation to the development of swimming and water safety skills. Parent participation may be required.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Age: 3 to 5 years
  • Day/Time: Monday to Saturday mornings

School Age

This program is based on stroke development, water safety, personal development, fun and fitness whilst focussing on each child’s ability and progression at their own pace.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Age: 4 years and above
  • Day/Time: Monday to Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings

Adult Lessons

Adult beginner classes focus on building water confidence and introduces basic stroke techniques to non-swimmers. Adult Stroke Development classes correct existing techniques and expand swimming skills.

Squad Training

Aimed at the competent swimmer, squad swimming focus’ on stroke correction and development, endurance and speed. Students are required to have passed a RLSS level 8 before being enrolled into our squad program. All lessons are 1 hour in duration.

Private Training

We offer customised private (one-on-one) or shared private (one-on-two) lessons to cater for the needs of the individual. All private lessons are reserved for adults, students with a physical disability, or if a student requires additional assistance (at the swim schools discretion).

Bronze Medallion

The Bronze Medallion is a RLSS training program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge to react appropriately in a number of different aquatic emergencysituations.


The Little Lappers Swim School is a continual enrolment swim school. This means we do not enrol students for a set full-term but for a number of sessions (lessons). Payment of 8 consecutive sessions is required at the time of enrolment. When the student’s sessions are due to run out, you need to make a top-up payment to extend the end date. You are able to make top-up payments for 4 or more sessions at a time, over the phone, at the South West Sports Centre main reception, or at the Little Lappers Swim School reception.

Download an enrolment form here

Group Session Rates

  • Aquababies: $15 per session
  • Pre-School: $15 per session
  • School Age: $15 per session
  • Adult: $15 per session
  • Squads: $16 per session

Private Session Rates

  • Child/Adult 1:1  Private: $40.50 per session (Minimum 3 Lessons)
  • One off Private: $45 per session
  • Shared Private: $61 per session 

Holiday Swim Program

The Little Lappers Swim School run school holiday swimming programs throughout the year. Classes are available for Aquababies through to stage 8. We typically run holiday swim programs in the middle two weeks of January (5 and 10 day programs), and the second week of the July and October school holidays (5 day programs).

Please click here for latest enrolment form.


Contact Us

For more information, contact us on 9795 2251 or email 


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