Learn-to-Swim Program

  • Our Learn to Swim swimmers are fully unassisted and very confident in the water that's why we have a maximum of 5 swimmers class (LTS1).
  • Our Learn to Swim program is a 3 level progression dedicated to teaching children to build a series of important skills that will enable them to swim both freestyle and backstroke while maintaining an efficient technique.
  • Our classes are specifically designed to enable your child to progress at his or her own pace, with a focus on achieving their own personal best.

Kids on Advanced Learn-to-Swim program

  • Available at the DLSA Wilsonton & Centenary Heights Aquatic Centers

Learn-To-Swim Levels


This level will take your child through the last few steps of total water confidence. Deep water treading and will ensure that your child is confident and competent in the water environment.

Your child will set up a strong kicking action and body position for freestyle and backstroke in preparation for learning freestyle and backstroke arms. Like the foundations of a house, taking time to get these skills in place now will pay off when the swimmers attempt more advanced skills in higher levels.


Children progressing to LTS 2 have achieved a comfortable, well balanced head and body position. These are very important ingredients for swimming efficiently. We now concentrate on freestyle and backstroke arms while maintaining the body position.

The swimmers focus on doing a high skill level over shorter distances to ensure the body position skills are maintained.


Children at this level are swimming freestyle and backstroke with great efficiency.

LTS 3 sees a greatly increased learning curve with the introduction of breathing in freestyle, breaststroke arms and legs and butterfly legs.

We also start to swim linger distances to improve strength, fitness and lung capacity.

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