(02) 4339 0843 or M: 0413 161 837
47 Springwood Rd, Ettalong Beach, NSW 2257
ASCTA, Swim Australia and AUSTSWIM Accredited

  The following describes the swim programs on offer at Peter Tulk Swimming School. In addition, it lists how your child will progress through the different program levels.
  For the babies and toddlers programs only, parents are welcome to join their child in the water (up to 22 months old).

Babies & Toddlers

From 6 months old

  • Aqua Babies
    I feel comfortable in the water
    I have mobility – kicking and paddling skills for propulsion
    I can back float – important safety and survival skill
    I have breath control (allows your baby to submerge underwater with assistance)
    I can balance on the edge of the pool and fall in turn around and return with assistance
    I love chasing the toys in the pool
    I love water being poured over my head
  • AquaTots (B):
    I love chasing the toys in the shallow end of the pool
    I can splash my hands and legs with instructor only supporting
    I can monkey/ crab walk with some help
    I know where to go for my swimming lesson
    I know the safest way to enter the water
  • AquaTots (A):
    I can fall off the ledge and turn to grab the wall with some assistance
    I can back float comfortable with assistance
    I can ‘swim’ across the pool with assistance and no aids
    I can monkey/ crab walk and get out of the pool
    I know how to put my eyes in the water and blow bubbles

Young children

Age 2 to 7 approximately

  • Goldfish (B)
    I can fall off the ledge and turn to grab the wall with some assistance
    I know what the cue sign is to lift my head for a breath while underwater
    I can back float for 5 secs with help
    I can complete one skill without goggles
    I can kick 4 laps in streamline with assistance with a noodle and kickboard
    I can do backstroke kick with a board
    I can retrieve rings from the bottom of the pool
  • Goldfish (A)
    I can do big hand scoops and lift my head to breathe 12m
    I know how to breathe on the side when I’m kicking
    I can jump into the deep end with confidence
    I can kick 4 laps without assistance and in streamline
    I can back float for 5 secs with help
    I can do backstroke kick with arms
    I can retrieve rings from the middle of the pool
  • Turtle
    I am developing deep water confidence
    I can front float for 5 secs and roll onto back
    I can do a sit down roll in dive and return to entry
    I am learning breathing and bubbling on the board
    I can do rockets on my back
    I can back skull
    I can do torpedo glide and kicks 12m
    I am learning freestyle arms on board only
  • Seahorse
    I can tread water for 15 secs
    I can do freestyle arms with fast continuous kicks
    I can do freestyle on board
    I can do freestyle with bubbles and kicking 12m
    I can do a safety step
    I can do a crouching dive into rolling dive
    I can get rings from the deep end of the pool
    I can do backstroke with no board 12m

Advanced

Advanced/ in transition swimmers

  • Dolphin (Advanced)
    I can tread water for 30 secs
    I can breathe correctly with freestyle arms and straight board
    I can do backstroke 24m
    I can do butterfly wiggles 24m
    I can do butterfly 12m
    I can do beginners breaststroke
    I can do beginners tumble turns
    I can do beginners bilateral breathing
  • Marlins (Transition)
    I can do freestyle with bilateral breathing
    I can tread water for 1 min
    I can do 10 laps of freestyle with correct tumble turns at each end
    I can back float 1 min
    Backstroke 6 laps
    Butterfly 6 laps
    Breaststroke 6 laps
    I can complete an individual medley butterfly 2 laps, backstroke 2 laps, breastroke 2 laps, freestyle 2 laps without help
    I can do a standing dive correctly

Private class

One on one lessons

30-minute Private class
Cost: $24.50 per lesson or 10 lesson block $220 (approx 7.5% discount)
Type: 30-minute private
Ages: 2 - 12 years
Recommended for: Students with low focus or a disability/ special need.

Adult lessons

Learn to swim/ Stroke correction

Adult lessons
Cost: $24.50 per lesson or 10 lesson block $220 (approx 7.5% discount)
Type: Private lesson
Ages: Adults (suitable for seniors)
Recommended for: adults who require improved confidence in the water, learn to swim or stroke correction.

Intense Lessons

Intensive swim program

During school holidays only
Cost: $55 per week, 2nd child $50, 2 per class (max)
Type: 5 days consecutive
Ages: All ages
Recommended for: Beginner, low confidence or lack of access to pool or practice.