We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced swimming lessons that cater for all abilities and cultural backgrounds.

Build your confidence in and around the water including:

  • beginner classes to develop water confidence through buoyancy and mobility, gradually introducing steps towards swimming;
  • intermediate and advanced classes focusing on stroke refinement and correction.

Our teachers are AUSTSWIM accredited, and provide a safe, social and encouraging learning environment.

We offer adult swimming lessons at the below Active Merri-bek centres:


Swimming program levels

Suitable for students 

Teen class

11 years old and over

Suitable for people who:

  • are not confident to swim 10 metres independently;
  • have not had lessons before.

Adult beginner 

Suitable for adults who:

  • are non-swimmers or not confident in an aquatic enviroment;
  • who cannot swim confidently for 10 metres.

Adult intermediate

Suitable for adults who:

  • are intermediate swimmers who can swim independently;
  • can swim basic freestyle with side breathing.

  • Fees and payment


    The below prices apply across all swimming levels. Payment is taken fortnightly by direct debit, with the total cost spread out across the year.

    Swimming lessons are 30 minutes in length.

    Squad lessons at Brunswick Baths run for either 45, 60, or 75 minutes.

    Level Per lesson cost Fortnightly direct debit
    Swimming lesson (child / adult)  $19.45  $32.90
    Swimming lesson (additional sibling)  $17.50  $29.60
    Swimming lesson (concession)  $14.50  $24.60
    Swimming lesson (special needs)  $21.90  $37.05
    Private swimming lesson (child / adult)  $48.55  $82.20
    Private swimming lesson (concession)  $36.45  $61.70
    2 x squad swimming lessons (child / adult)  $29.10  $49.25
    2 x squad swimming lessons (concession)  $21.90  $37.05

  • How to book
    Contact us at Brunswick Baths, Coburg Leisure Centre or Fawkner Leisure Centre to book your lessons.
  • Requirements for this program
    • Bring swimwear, towel, goggles (recommended but not required) and dry clothes
    • Photos are allowed in the pool (never in the change room area) please respect others' privacy and get their consent
  • More information
    You can find out more about our programs, including information on our swimming teachers, member benefits, make-up lesson policy, absence request form, terms and conditions and Watch Around Water guidelines on our general swimming lessons page.

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