Learn to Swim
The Aquadome delivers the Royal Lifesaving 'Swim and Survive' program.
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Our program is based on making learning fun while teaching water safety and swimming skills.

All of our instructors are qualified and we keep classes small to maximise the amount of time your child spends learning.


30-minute lesson: $24.30 Full Price / $20.70 Concession (fortnightly direct debit)

45-minute lesson: $29.00 Full Price / $24.70 Concession (fortnightly direct debit)

Intensive 1:1 (one-to-one): $50.00 Full Price / $42.50 Concession (pay before class)

Holiday intensive lessons: $60.00 (per week, pay before class)

Fees are payable via fortnightly direct debit system.

As part of the direct debit system:

  • Each student will be able to go to any of Council's indoor or outdoor pools all year round outside of their lessons at no extra cost.
  • Your child’s lesson will remain on the same day and time unless contacted by a member of our team, or you need to change.
  • Cheaper price to use the Lakes Entrance Aquadome's 'AquaRun' large inflatable on school holidays.
  • You can suspend your direct debit for up to 6 weeks over the Christmas holidays. Dates of this suspension will be available at the Aquadome.

Enrol in Classes

If you would like to enrol please complete our Swim Lesson Enrolment Form.

Holiday Swim Program

Enrolments open until Monday Jan 1, 2024.

Program will run for 5 consecutive days Monday Jan 8 to Friday Jan 12.

Lessons at Orbost Outdoor Pool

Term 1 lessons begin in February Dates to be Advise.

For more details see the Orbost Outdoor Pool page.

Who do our lessons cater for?

Lessons are available for people starting from 6 months of age.

We offer lessons for:

  • Infants (6 months – 3 years)
  • Kinder age (3 years – 5 years)
  • Primary school age
  • Secondary school age
  • Adults

Lessons for children are available at a range of times from mornings, after school and Saturday mornings.

Classes for adults can cater for the beginner to the advanced.

Other types of lessons available are 1:1 Intensive Lessons, and during the school holidays we offer a

Participants in all classes will not only benefit from learning to swim, they will also learn water safety and survival skills.

Upon enrolment each participant is given a Log Book (handed out at the end of term). This is updated each term to keep you informed of your child’s progress.

Intensive Programs

1:1, one student to a teacher or 2:1, two students to a teacher.

Holiday Swim Program

Offered every school holidays, usually in the second week of holidays.

This is program involves 30-minute classes for five days in a row.

Two family members can swim for free while a student is completing their lesson.

Are the instructors qualified?

All of our learn to swim staff are accredited with the Teaching of Swimming and Water Safety qualification. Some hold extra qualifications such as Infants, Competitive Strokes, Access and Inclusion and Adults.

All employees at the Lakes Entrance Aquadome hold their Level 2 First Aid, CPR as well as Police and Working with Children checks.

What if I don’t want to pay by direct debit?

Direct debit from a bank account is our main payment method; however, you can also pay upfront at time of enrolment.

If you pay upfront and want to continue classes next term, you will need to re-enrol to keep your place.

What if I miss a lesson?

We understand there may be some days you cannot attend a lesson.

You will need to contact us to let us know you are unable to attend.

If a lesson is missed due to illness (and you show us a medical certificate or statutory declaration) we will credit you the cost of your missed lesson.

Can my child use the facilities outside of swimming lessons?

Yes. Your child can visit the Aquadome, and Council's other pools at Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre, and the outdoor pools in Bairnsdale and Orbost during summer.

For children aged under five years, one parent or guardian (16 years or over) can use the facility free with the enrolled child for a swim outside of swimming lessons.

Orbost Learn to Swim Program

For information on our Learn to Swim program at the Orbost Outdoor Pool, see the Orbost Outdoor Pool page.

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