Frequently asked questions
WHAT AGE SHOULD MY CHILD START SWIMMING LESSONS?
Age is no barrier when it comes to swimming lessons. The earlier your child is taught how to swim the safer and more confident they will be around water. At Travelling Tadpole Swim School, our programs are designed for children as young as 4 months old.
HOW LONG BEFORE MY CHILD CAN SWIM?
Every child is different and as a result will advance through our program at different times. However, it is proven that consistency can dramatically quicken the process of learning to swim. Participating in a Learn to Swim Program more then once a week will help your child form a bond with the water and the program itself.
Find out more about our program and skills that come along with learning to swim.
WHAT LEARN TO SWIM LEVEL SHOULD I ENROL MY CHILD IN?
Travelling Tadpole Swim School we understand that every child learns and develops their skills at different stages. To find out what level is most suitable for your child, have a look at our levels page or ask us!
DO YOU AWARD SWIMMING CERTIFICATES?
Yes we do because recognising the child's efforts is crucial. We have a full series of Merit Awards and Class Graduation Certificates. We also recommend that when your child receives an award you make them feel special to help develop their confidence and progression.
WHEN AND HOW OFTEN ARE MY CHILDREN ASSESSED?
As our swimming program is ongoing, your children are constantly being watched by our Instructors. As soon as they are ready for the next level your child will be reviewed by the lesson Supervisor. If they are ready, they will be awarded a certificate that day and be in the next class the following week. This gives your child the time they need to master the skills and make sure they do not stay in a class they have outgrown.
DO I NEED TO GET IN THE WATER WITH MY CHILD?
All children in our infant classes require a parent or guardian in each lesson with them. Children are generally 4yrs old when they graduate to the next level without mum/dad in the water. As soon as your child is ready to progress without a parent, they will be moved straight up!
Parent Toddler Classes include - Tadpoles, Turtles and Jellyfish.
CAN I USE MY CHILDS $100 SPORTS VOUCHER OR $100 LEARN TO SWIM VOUCHER TO HELP PAY MY CHILDS SWIMMING LESSON FEES?
Yes! To use your child's voucher, please just let the swim school coordinator at your swim school know and they will process it online. Each voucher must either be emailed or handed-in in person at your child's first lesson. If you have lost your child's voucher or need to apply each voucher can be found under the 'Registrations' tab.
HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY CHILDS LESSONS?
Payments may be made in person to the swim school coordinator or online via direct deposit. All parents who wish to use their child's Sports / Learn to Swim vouchers must provide copies of the voucher to the swim school coordinator so they voucher can be claimed. All payments are due prior to or on the first day of the block.
THE CURRENT BLOCK OF LESSONS HAS ALREADY STARTED, CAN I STILL ENROL MY CHILD FOR THE LAST FEW WEEKS OF THE BLOCK?
Yes, enrolments may be made at any time throughout a block of lessons. Check the latest block datesfor the upcoming swim season!