Adult Swimming

Adult Swimming

Swimming Programs for Adults

Programs range from Swimming Fundamentals, for adults with little or no swimming experiences, to Stroke Development, Stroke Correction, Swim Fit and Masters competitive training programs.

About:

Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre offers a variety of swimming options across its programs and booking spaces.

Our comprehensive Swim Program is registered with Swim Australia, delivered by AustSwim and Senior First Aid qualified instructors; while our Squads are delivered by senior industry professionals, dedicated to helping you become the best aquatic athlete you can be.

Adult Swim Programs:

Programs range from swimming basic and beginners through to mastered and fitness swim coaching. For more information on level please look through the information below. Our learn to swim adults program stars with Swimming basics, to Stroke extension, then Stroke Correction and fitness.

The following Adult Swim programs are available at Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre:

Current Adult Swim Programs

ProgramAbout /Key Skills LearnedClass to Teacher RatioHow to Book

Swimming Basics

30-minute classes

Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

This is where your swimming journey all starts:

  • Master being comfortable in the water
  • Gain understanding of how your body moves through the water, through floating, gliding, breath control technique
  • Start the basics of Freestyle and build to the introduction of backstroke
5 Students: 1 Teacher

Bookings made at Swim School Desk

No assessment

No suspensions

12-week minimum booking

Stroke Extension

30-minute classes

Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Learn how to master Freestyle and Backstroke:

  • Master breathing techniques, that work for you, to enable you to swim continuously
  • Build strength and coordination through the extension of backstroke drills
  • Introduce of complementary swimming skills. (Great for core strength and building those abs)
5 Students: 1 Teacher

Bookings made at Swim School Desk

No assessment

No suspensions

12-week minimum booking

Stroke Corrections and Fitness

30-minute classes

Available Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

Fitness and technique focus, with the introduction of Breaststroke and Butterfly:

  • Freestyle and Backstroke technique efficiency, with an increase in fitness
  • Breaststroke is introduced for a new challenge and a relaxing way to move around the pool
  • Learn Butterfly
5 Students: 1 Teacher

Bookings made at Swim School Desk

No assessment

No suspensions

12-week minimum booking

Squads:

The Macquarie University Swim School Squad Program encourages three pathways for students to continue swimming and while teaching fundamental skills for personal development and growth. The pathways include development, competition and recreation.  Please scroll through the options to find out more.

Development Squads

SquadDurationSessions Per Week

Mini Squad

45-minutes

1-Session Per Week

Teen Transition

45-minutes

1-Session Per Week

Emerging Squad

1-Hour

2-Session Per Week

Competition Squads

SquadDurationSessions Per Week

Novice Squad

1-Hour 15-minutes

4-Sessions Per Week

Intermediate Squad

1-Hour 30-minutes

5+ Sessions Per Week

Advanced Squad

2-Hours

6+ Sessions Per Week

Recreational Squads

SquadDurationSessions Per Week

Teen Squad

1-Hour 15-minutes

Up to 4-Sessions Per Week

SwimFit

1-Hour

Casual

Masters Squad

1-Hour 30-minutes

3-Sessions Per Week

As your child or teenager grows and progresses through the skill levels, they will eventually join the grownups in our adult swimming programs. They may also join Macquarie University’s Swim Squad and participate in training.

If you would like to know further details on the squads or request an assessment. Please contact swimming@mq.edu.au or click through to learn more about squad training here.

SwimSafe Warriors:

Learn about Australian waterways and learn to swim in a fun, safe environment.

This is your chance to learn to swim in a fun and safe environment. Aimed at Macquarie University international students, the SwimSafe Warriors Program comprises of both a theory and a practical component. Participants will learn water safety as well as basic swimming skills.

Swim Fit:

AboutDurationAvailability

Swim Fit are coached sessions in the 50m pool to increase fitness, while providing advance stroke technique in a group environment.

A basic level of swimming competency is required, with those that can perform at least 200m of freestyle non-stop.

Sessions aim to extend the swimmer in their strength and endurance, development of confidence in all four strokes and a mixture of drills to refine technique, all with the aim of achieving 2km in an hour.

Swimmers can use this squad to help them transition into Adult Squads.

1-Hour

Monday 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Friday 7:00am - 8:00am

Private Lessons and Lap Swimming:

Private lessons are offered to all age groups and the teacher is there to cater to your specific needs. 30-minute lessons are available for booking at the Swim School desk.

If you're interested in lap swimming and lane availability, please click through to our lap swimming page.

During off peak time regular private lesson(s) may be arranged to cater for specific needs. Please email the swim school to discuss specific requirements which will be discussed with the Swim School Supervisor staff.

Private lessons are open to all age groups. Private lessons are only to be booked in conjunction with the Swim School Supervisor.

How to Book Your Class/Manage Your Membership:

Current Members:

Current members can log in to the WarriorWeb Members' Portal to manage their current membership and bookings.

New Members:

New members are required to visit the Swim School desk located at the foot of the indoor 25-metre pool.

Contact Us:

Have a question or query you feel hasn’t been answered? Would you like to know more? Contact us on 9850 9408, email us at sportprograms@mq.edu.au or send your enquiry to this page. Need an answer right away? Why not try the LiveChat feature in the bottom right hand corner of this page. We have a representative on standby ready and willing to help!

Content owner: Campus Sport Last updated: 04 May 2017 11:45am

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