Learn to swim

Learn to swim – first lesson free

Enrol your child in learn to swim lessons and get your first lesson free. Available at both Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and Pimpama Sports Hub.

Learning to swim should be an enjoyable, informative, and constructive experience, providing students with a lifetime of water and safety awareness skills that can be applied to any aquatic environment.

Our friendly team of instructors are passionate about teaching all aspects, from water safety to stroke development, ensuring the best possible outcomes are achieved for each individual.


All Gold Coast Aquatic Centres have heated indoor learn to swim pools.

Our program

Our aquatic program is run all year round, with small class sizes to ensure each individual gets the attention they deserve. Our AUSTSWIM qualified instructors ensure progression pathways are being met. From group lessons, casual lessons, to one on one private lessons, our programs are suited to infants up to adults of all ages and abilities.

Infant aquatic program

The 3-stage infant program is a fun and friendly introduction to the aquatic environment from 6 months to 3 years.

We focus on conditioning infants to accept and feel comfortable in the water, introduce breath control and buoyancy skills, and further their mobility skills as they grow.

We aim to have infants comfortably submerging with propulsion throughout our program as well as understanding water safety skills.

Learn to swim program

Catering for ages 3 to 12 years, our 7 level learn to swim program covers a diverse range of skills, focusing on water safety, independence, technique, and further development.

Throughout these levels, our instructors provide encouragement to ensure all participants are feeling safe and confident in order to progress their skills.

Breath control is a big focus on beginner levels, with buoyancy and mobility becoming the main focus as we concentrate on forming the correct technique in all four strokes.

Stay and play – free pool access

Stay and play is a great way for children to continue having fun after their lesson. With free access to any pool, they can keep having fun in the water which also helps further develop their skills. Stay and play is available at all Gold Coast Aquatic Centres.

Keep Watch Program

City of Gold Coast pools are part of the Keep Watch at Public Pools program which aims to eliminate all drowning deaths and reduce the number of near drowning incidents. For more information click visit Royal Life Saving Australia.

Adult learn to swim

We offer both private and group adult learn to swim classes at Beginner and Intermediate levels. Please call or email the relevant centre for more information about fees and availability.

Fees & charges

Our learn to swim program offers discounts for multiple siblings and multiple lessons per week.

The table below outlines the lesson fees and charges for the infant aquatic and learn to swim program.


First lesson

(Paid fortnightly by direct debit)







Second lesson

(Paid fortnightly by direct debit)







Third lesson

(Paid fortnightly by direct debit)







Payments are made in advance by fortnightly direct debit from a nominated bank account, credit or debit card.

Pro-rata lesson fees plus an administration fee of $23 per student is payable before the first direct debit takes place.

Private lessons are also available at $55 for 30 minutes and $90 for 60 minutes.


Bookings must be made in person at Pimpama Sports Hub via Reception. Limited spots are available.


A comprehensive junior, senior through to adult squad program is available at Gold Coast Aquatic Centres. Programs are suitable for all abilities and cater for general fitness right through to competitive pool, surf and triathlon swimming.

The squad program is delivered by BE Swim Coaching.

For information about swim squads, including squad timetables, visit BE Swim Coaching or call 0415 588 486.

Booking enquiries

Enquire now

For more information or to book an assessment, contact our centres:

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
Phone: 07 5582 8282
Email: learntoswim@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Pimpama Sports Hub
Phone: 07 5581 7940
Email: plts@goldcoast.qld.gov.au