Frequently Asked Questions
WHY ATTEND A SWIM SCHOOL?
Fast Lane Swim School has been designed for males and females of all ages – who are completely new to swimming as well as youngsters with basic water skills and even adults wanting to improve their strokes and fitness levels.
The statistics for children and adults who drown in pool water and open waters each year is alarming – therefore we believe it is our responsibility to help educate both children and parents on water safety and how to respect the water.
Attending a swim school is a very important part of a child’s personal development. It is also an excellent physical activity that provides children with improved co-ordination, flexibility and posture.
Whatever your reason for wanting to learn the techniques of swimming, we are here to help you achieve your goals.
ARE YOUR FACILITIES INDOORS AND HEATED?
Yes, our three pools are all heated and fully indoors away from the elements. Our purpose built Learn To Swim pool is heated to 33 degrees all year to ensure our littlies are warm during their swimming classes no matter what the season. We also have male & female change room facilities with hot water showers.
FROM WHAT AGE SHOULD MY CHILD START SWIMMING CLASSES?
At Fast Lane Swim School, we start babies in the pool from the age of four (4) months and our swim school offers programs for all stages of your child’s development. We have nine (9) levels in Learn To Swim, as well as a Stroke Development Squad, Junior Squad and Senior Squad.
WHAT WILL MY CHILD NEED TO WEAR TO SWIMMING CLASSES?
Babies and Toddlers will need to wear swim nappies and their swim suit to every class. For toddlers and older children in the squads, goggles are optional but recommended.
WILL I NEED TO GET IN WITH MY CHILD?
For the entry levels for the Learn To Swim classes, you will need to get in the pool with your child and must wear a t-shirt in the pool to allow your child to grab the shirt during water activities.
HOW MANY SWIMMING CLASSES DO I BOOK IN FOR AT A TIME?
At Fast Lane Swim School, we run our classes in blocks of 12 weeks however you are welcome to commence at anytime throughout each block. Our blocks run continuously and automatically roll over to each new block.
ARE THERE HOLIDAY SWIMMING PROGRAMS AVAILABLE?
Yes, Fast Lane Swim School offer holiday swimming booster blocks at the end of each year during the Christmas holiday’s. We may also run additional booster blocks throughout the year which go for 5 days at a time. For more information on pricing and dates, please contact us directly or keep visiting our Facebook page to stay up to date with events.
WHAT IF I MISS A SWIMMING LESSON? DO YOU OFFER MAKE UP CLASSES?
Fast Lane Swim School offers a free class make up system if you are to miss your booked class. It is very important to notify us that you won’t be able to make your original class by phoning us prior to the starting time. Make up classes may need to be conducted on a different day to your standard class day. Please note that if you miss a class, the make up class can not be used as a credit against the monthly fee. Make up classes are valid for up to three weeks.
HOW DO I PAY FOR OUR SWIMMING CLASSES?
Payments of block fees are as per the current price list and it is very important that our payment policy is followed to ensure the continuation of your swimming classes. We accept payments via bank transfer to our bank account, by cash or by credit card over the phone. Please note that when making payments by cash, you must enclose the payment in an envelope that is labelled with your childs full name and your current contact number.
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO THE COACHES AT FAST LANE SWIM SCHOOL HOLD?
We feel it is extremely important for our coaches to continue to learn, develop and advance on their skills and knowledge. All of our coaches hold current AustSwim certificates and First Aid Certification as well as the Working with Children Blue Card. Fast Lane Swim School is an accredited swim school by Swim Australia and works closely with the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia.
WHAT SWIMMING LEVEL WILL MY CHILD BE IN?
To ensure your child is in the appropriate class that best suits their ability, we offer FREE assessments for every child prior to commencement of swimming classes. These assessments will take 10 minutes of your time so be sure your child has their swimmers. During this assessment, you will also have the opportunity to check out our facilities prior to commencing classes.
HOW QUICKLY WILL MY CHILD LEARN AND PROGRESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL?
Learning is a personal and continuous process that is different for each child. The development of water skills and knowledge increases over time with continual participation. Practice makes perfect.
HOW LONG DO THE CLASSES GO FOR?
All of our Learn To Swim classes go for 30 minutes. Our Stroke Development Classes go for 45 minutes. Our Junior Squad classes go for 1 1/4 hours and Senior Squad training goes for 1 3/4 hours.
HOW MANY SWIMMING CLASSES DO YOU RECOMMEND WE ATTEND EACH WEEK?
For Learn To Swim, we suggest one class per week. However once your child has progressed to Stroke Development, two (2) classes per week is recommended for best results and progression in the pool. The more practice your child gets, the quicker they will advance in the pool.
WHAT ABOUT TRAINING IN WINTER?
As with any sport, continual practice is essential for children to improve on their skill and fitness levels. We feel it is extremely important for our swimmers to continue to practice their technique and to better the proficiency level achieved throughout the warmer months, as by not doing so could lower one’s fitness level and abilities, making it harder when returning to the pool. Another great reason to keep swimming throughout the cooler months, is so you can maintain a healthy immune system, and help fight off those nasty winter flu’s. We offer training all year, no matter the climate in our fully enclosed indoor heated pools.
Book a free introduction lesson
Our introduction lessons take place daily between 3pm and 6pm depending on the age and skill level of the swimmer. During your introduction lesson, you will meet the coaches, view our facilities and experience a 60-minute training session.