Learn to Swim - Aquatic Survival Skills

Our priority is to ensure every swimmer learns to swim in a safe, happy environment which in turn aids the development of each individual. The Swim Factory also aims to produce happy swimmers with good technique.


To achieve this goal we have a progressive program upon which to build and develop skills to aid progression.


Emphasis is placed on body positioning, kicking action, arm pull actions, breathing and timing to enable effective and efficient propulsion through the water.


With gentle encouragement, new skills are learned and confidence is built. Developing swimming skills takes time, patience and perseverance - the results will come.


We continually investigate new procedures and techniques and incorporate the best practices into our swimming programs. Have peace of mind knowing that all of our instructors are fully trained and accredited with Austswim or ASTCA, hold a current working with children Blue Card and CPR qualifications.



Duration: 30 minutes


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Qualified and Experienced Instructors

Peter McMahon’s Swim Factory is certified by Swim Australia.


This recognises that the Swim Factory has met the industry standards as determined by the Australian Swimming Coaches & Teachers Association Inc. for the teaching of swimming and water safety.

Swim Australia is endorsed by Active Australia, Royal Life Saving Society, Australian Swimming Inc., AUSTSWIM and AUSSI Masters Swimming.

Learn to Swim Levels

(max 3 per class)

Water Confidence | Buoyancy

The aim of this level is to create water confidence with fun! Individuals progress at their own pace while learning fundamental elements of swimming and water safety. 

(max 4 per class)

Breathing | Big Arms | Freestyle | Backstroke

This level introduces swimmers to the elementary actions of Freestyle and Backstroke kick with a paramount focus on safety. Water safety skills are developed and students are introduced to the freestyle breathing pattern.

(max 4 per class)

Coordinating Freestyle & Backstroke Skills | Butterfly Kick

This level concentrates on coordinating body position, kicking, breathing and the arm movement. Students continue to develop water safety skills and the Butterfly kick action is now introduced.

(max 4 per class)

Independent Freestyle & Backstroke | Butterfly Kick | Breaststroke Kick

Students in Level 4 are working towards complete independence in Freestyle and Backstroke. Correct kicking is an important focus as it leads to an efficient stroke. Students further develop the Butterfly kick action and are introduced to the Breaststroke kick.


(max 6 per class)

Improving Stroke Action | Butterfly | Breaststroke

Students work fully independent of their instructor with an emphasis on continual and correct stroke action. Streamlining and focus is developed in this level with students also being introduced to Butterfly arm and Breaststroke arm actions.

(max 6 per class)

Quality Stroke and Kick Action | Breaststroke

In Level 6, students are introduced to multi-lap swimming and a number of technical drills. Each lesson will have a stroke focus to refine and improve skills, developing strength and endurance. Working at full-length of the pool, students are introduced to stroke turns - touch and tumble turns.

(max 6 per class)

Lap Swimming in All Four Strokes | Starts, Turns and Finishes

Students at this level are able to accomplish all strokes to a good standard and are becoming proficient in a number of technical drills and survival strokes. Strength and endurance with correct starts, turns and finishes is emphasised as students prepare for higher levels of swimming.