It's never too late to learn how to swim! Adult and teen swimming lessons with the Y will help you learn the basics, improve your technique and develop vital survival skills.

Our swimming lessons for adults and teens teach important water safety skills, not just for the pool but for rivers, lakes and the ocean.

Whether you're a complete beginner, want to become more confident in the water or are looking to improve your swimming technique – we can help you achieve your goals.

In the adult and teen swimming program, you have the opportunity to:

  • learn foundational skills in swimming such as floating, treading water and basic strokes;
  • develop and refine previously learnt swimming strokes;
  • work towards a particular goal for an event or assessment;
  • achieve personal goals for your own swimming needs.

Program requirements

Please bring swimwear, a towel and dry clothes to your swimming lessons. Goggles are recommended but not essential.

Our swimming teachers

Our teachers provide a safe, social and encouraging learning environment. They hold nationally accredited swimming teacher and water safety certificates, as well as current CPR and first aid certificates.

Adult and teen swimming levels

Our teachers will assess your swimming ability to get you started in the right level. We'll continue to assess your skills in class to help you progress through the program levels.

Teen classes

Ages: 10 years and over
Class sizes: six students

For teens who have not had formal swimming lessons during their primary school years.

  • Provides an introduction to swimming through to any level
  • Focuses on building confidence in the water
  • Teaches buoyancy, flotation techniques and kicking
  • Introduces different strokes and refines technique
  • Focuses on improving swimming distance
  • Opportunity to transition into squad programs

Adult classes

Ages: 16 years and over
Class size: six to eight students

Classes may be offered within a beginner, intermediate or advance grouping.

  • Builds confidence in the water
  • Teaches buoyancy and flotation techniques
  • Develops your skills, strength, fitness and endurance 
  • Learn and practise swimming strokes such as backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and butterfly
  • Refines overall stroke technique

Other aquatic programs

Adult stroke correction

This class for suitable for confident and established adult swimmers who want to build their technical skills, strength and endurance in the water. In the class, you'll work towards cohesive, comfortable lap swimming.

During the program, you can expect to take part in a variety of drills and activities to refine your overall stroke technique. You'll practice backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and butterfly drills. This is a great way to work on particular strengths and points of technique within a stroke. 


We also offer the AquaGuard program at all Active Merri-bek locations. This program is for students who are already competent swimmers and want to take part in a fun and active aquatic program focused on water safety and lifeguarding skills.

AquaGuards is a great way to stay involved in aquatics and swimming if you aren't keen on getting involved in competitive swimming. The program also offers personal development opportunities to become a swimming teacher or lifeguard.

The weekly one-hour program includes 30 minutes focused on swim fitness and 30 minutes focused on water safety skills.


We offer adult swimming lessons at Brunswick Baths, Coburg Leisure Centre and Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Centre over the summer season. 

Swimming lessons are 30 minutes in length. Squad lessons at Brunswick Baths and Coburg Leisure Centre run for either 45, 60, or 75 minutes.


  Fortnightly direct debit
Level Brunswick Baths and Coburg Leisure Centre Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Centre
Swimming lesson (child / adult) $41.20 $41.20
Swimming lesson (concession) $30.90 $30.90
Inclusion swimming lesson (special needs) $46.75 Class not available
Private swimming lesson $103.60 Class not available
Advanced programming (Club Development) $51.00 Class not available

Swimming lesson fees are paid by a fortnightly direct debit. No lock-in contracts – simply provide 14 days' written notice to cancel.

How to enrol

To enrol or find out more information about adult swimming lessons, please submit a swimming lessons enquiry to your relevant centre: Brunswick Baths, Coburg Leisure Centre or Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Centre. A member of our friendly team will be happy to answer your questions.

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